Creamy Pumpkin Layered with Fudgy Dark Chocolate Brownie. Pumpkin Pie + Brownie !! Free of Dairy, egg, corn, soy, yeast Vegan Pumpkin Brownies. Makes 8 by 8 inch brownie pan. Jump to Recipe
If you are in the Northwest you know the past few weeks have been so sun-less and dark, that it fees like dusk all day. Thunderstorms, sinuses crapping out and photos come out all blue and grey. On the bright side, all the warm blankets are out, the fire place is always going and chewie has started sleeping all rolled up like a super cute ball. He sleeps with his 4 legs in the air during summer for maximum air-eage 🙂
And of course some warm fall brownies will cheer me up. Creamy Spiced Pumpkin layered with a fudgy chocolate brownie. Whats not to like! Pumpkin puree spiced with pumpkin pie spices and thickened with cashews. Omit the cashews to make nut-free. Use any of my other brownie recipes for gluten and grain free options.
More Brownies from the blog. Use any of these for the Brownie Layer.
These Coconut Flour Brownies. Gluten-free Grain-free Nut-free.
Chocolate chip Cookie, Date Caramel, Brownie Bars.
Tiramisu Cheesecake Brownies. Gluten-free
Slice and serve.
Vegan Pumpkin Brownies - Pumpkin Pie + Brownies
- 1/2 cup (122 ml) non dairy milk like almond or coconut
- 1 cup (200 g) sugar Use 2 Tbsp less for less sweet or if using semi-sweet chocolate instead of dark
- 2/3 cup (120 g) vegan dark chocolate or 1 Theo 70% Dark chocolate bar
- 1/4 cup (56 ml) oil
- 1 Tbsp flax seed meal
- 1/4 cup (21.5 g) cocoa powder
- 1/4 tsp (0.25 tsp) fine sea salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup (160 g) + 2 Tbsp flour I use Spelt or unbleached white flour
- 1 Tbsp cornstarch or other starch optional
- 1/8 tsp (0.13 tsp) baking powder
- 1/8 tsp (0.13 tsp) baking soda
- 1/4 cup (0.25 cup) vegan chocolate chips to add to batter
- 1 cup (245 g) pumpkin puree not pumpkin pie mix
- 1/4 cup (59.5 ml) ground cashew or thick cashew cream
- 1.5 Tbsp cornstarch or other starch
- 3 Tbsp powdered sugar
- 1/2 tsp (0.5 tsp) vanilla extract
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 2 Tbsp vegan chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 365 Degrees F / 180ºc.
Make the brownie layer
- Heat the almond milk to just about a boil. Add sugar and mix in well. Add dark chocolate, let sit for a minute then whisk well to melt. Add oil, flax, salt, cocoa and vanilla extract and mix well.
- Whisk the flour with starch, baking powder and baking soda and add to the wet ingredients. Mix to combine. Fold in the chocolate chips. Drop the batter onto parchment lined or greased baking pan and even it out.
Make the Pumpkin Layer
- Mix the ingredients under pumpkin layer until well combined.
- Drop pumpkin mixture over brownie batter and smooth out. Swirl if you like. (The brownie batter thickens and sets as it sits, so it might be difficult to swirl. Make the pumpkin layer mix first so the brownie layer does not have time to sit) Add chocolate chips on top.
- Bake for 32 to 34 minutes at 365 degrees F / 180ºc or until a toothpick an inch from the side of the pan comes out almost clean. Do not over bake.
- Store on the counter top for the day, or refrigerated in a container for upto 5 days. Warm and serve.
Hi! While this tastes delicious, my brownie layer came out crumbly cake like. Ideas on what I did wrong?
Hi this looks so yummy. What should be the substitute of sugar. I can use only honey dates or jaggery
use powdered jaggery
So delicious.. what a perfect combination!
Thank you for this nice recipe!!It’s seems so yummy!! I would like to reduce even sugar or oil… What do you suggest? (both will be great but i know it’s almost impossible if i want something gorgeous 😉
Thank you for your kind help
you can use half the sugar and oil. Anything less than that will make this into a cake
I can’t find anywhere in the brownie part of the instructions where you add the flax seed that is in the ingredients. I’m going to just throw them in with everything else. Hope that works! Can’t wait to eat these tonight.
It goes in order of ingredients, so with the oil. updated
You said no pumpking pie mix but I just found this one at the grocery. Does it matter?
it depends on whats in the pie mix. different brands different things. they should usually have a sweetener and spices mixed in. If that is the case, you can use it. You will just need to mix in some cashew cream thats all.
I made these tonight and accidentally omitted the flax seed…cuz i set it aside then totally forgot and had already put everything in. But they’re delicious!!! thanks for the recipe!! 🙂
One of my favorite brownie recipes, ever. I used 1.5 cups of pumpkin and brown sugar instead of powdered sugar in the pumpkin layer. I’m supposed to take this to a party tonight but now I want to run in a closet and eat them all myself. Thank you for a great recipe!
hello I am looking forward to trying this pumpkin brownie recipe. Does the nutrition information pertain to the whole batch of brownies or is that per serving?
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Thats for the whole batch. The nutrition info uses an old plugin so it might be incorrect. I have been removing it from the website because of inaccurate calculations.
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Is dark chocolate bar compulsory? I want to make this recipe but I only got cocoa powder!
Looks so sumptuous, by the way!
you can use another 2 to 3 Tbsp cocoa powder and add another 1/4 cup oil to sub the chocolate.
Gosh these are s decadent. there were perfect for our last potluck and no guessed them to be any different than regular brownies!
Can we just make the brownie without the pumpkin top?
The gooey layer seen in between is the brownie batter right? Thanks.
yes you can make just the brownie layer. bake for 3 to 4 minutes less time.
This looks amazing and I will try it out. But I am confused with the browny layer wet and dry, or war OR dry. Do I mix both together?
yes you mix them together. read the instructions. combine the wet ingredients in one bowl. and combine the dr ingredients in another bowl. then mix them and bake.
I had to use my pumpkin for a last minute soup, so I ended up using a sweet potato for the brownies and it was so good! Also, didn’t have cashew cream, so I used almond butter. Not even sure if that is a good substitute, but they were fine. Thank you for the great recipe! How do I keep them from drying out?
Great! almond butter should work fine. keep them in an airtight container as soon as they cool down. Also if the brownies are dry right out of the oven, then bake 2 to 4 minutes less time. each oven is different. They should be very fudgy when out of the oven and will set just slightly as they cool and stay fudgy in the center.
Thank you so much for this insanely awesome recipe!!
Hello, the recipe looks perfect, I would like to do it for vegan potluck dinner this week. I have few questions related to the recipe. How you do the pumpkin puree? I guess , you cook the pumpkin and blend it right? And the spices for pumpkin pie, what does it consist of I couldn’t find any here in Netherlands. Thank you very much for respond.
you can get pumpkin puree in a can or box and use that. to make it at home, bake the pumpkin with the seeds removed for an hour or until very soft. Scoop out the pumpkin, mash well and use.
for 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice, use 3/4 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp ginger, a generous pinch of cloves and nutmeg.
Dear Richa, thank you very much for your reply and suggestions, it will be my first vegan baking, so I am really excited about the outcome. Love your page and appreciate very much your prompt reply. Have a wonderful day.
I omitted the cashew cream, and used a little more cornstarch. I used an 8 by 8 square glass pan. And they turned out amazingly well!
I made these yesterday and they are incredible!!! (the dough is such an awesome consistancy too lol doesn’t stick to the bowl at all!) Even my husband loves them and he HATES pumpkin. The spice of the pumpkin goes wonderfully with the dark chocolate. Thank you for an awesome dessert!
Awesome! so glad you all loved them! lol i did not notice that. maybe i should put that in the recipe. just a quick rinse clean up needed 🙂
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These sound wonderful Richa!!! I love the pumpkin cashew icing on top! I cannot wait to try them!! Pinned! 🙂
I am in the SouthEast US and it has been cold and cloudy since Halloween!
Will have to try this recipe soon!
these look so gooey and perfect, richa!
I have to make these and bring them to work. Everyone I work with is always afraid to try the vegan stuff, and this will blow their minds! I’ll have to buy a deeper baking dish though. What size dish did you use?
its 8 by 8 inch square. I cut them into larger pieces for the pictures, else they look to messy because they are so fudgy. :), hence they look less tall, but the brownie is decently tall.
you can use more pumpkin puree like 1.5 cups for the thicker pumpkin top.
these are definitely very everyone friendly. I did not scrimp on the sugar and oil in these 🙂
These brownies look AMAZING.
I LOVE your website and everything you create looks delicious.
Thank you for sharing your recipes with all of us.
Many congratulations on your upcoming book, which I’ve pre-ordered 🙂
Regarding these brownies, how long will they keep? Do you recommend storing in the fridge?
Thank you for your time.
Have a peaceful evening,
Thank you so much for pre-ordering the book Denise!
Yes, keep them refrigerated if not finishing up the same day. For upto 5 days.
Oh my those look incredible! Perfect way to celebrate the season 🙂
What’s a good substitution for the cashew cream?
omit it and add another 1 Tbsp starch.
This looks amazing! Cant wait to try the recipe! Thank YOU for the brilliant vegan option 😀
What is flax seed meal?
it is flax seeds ground up into a coarse powder/meal. flax seeds are the egg replacers in the recipe. You can omit them.
Can you use ground flax seed?