Gluten-free dark chocolate pumpkin brownies

Switch up your typical brownie recipe with pumpkin! These gluten-free treats are a perfect way to top off a delicious Thanksgiving meal. Just be sure to get one before they’re all gone!

gluten-free dark chocolate pumpkin brownies

Gluten-free dark chocolate pumpkin brownies


  • 4-ounces semi sweet baking chocolate
  • 1 15-ounce can pure pumpkin
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2/3 cup plain soy yogurt
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose gluten-free flour (alternatives: almond flour, rice flour)
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp granulated salt


  1. Melt chocolate in a double broiler. Don’t have one? Put the chocolate in a frying pan directly above a pot of boiling water.
  2. Allow melted chocolate to cool.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  4. Combine pumpkin, applesauce, yogurt, melted chocolate, vanilla and sugars in a large mixing bowl.
  5. Combine the flour, cocoa, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder and salt in a second bowl.
  6. Whisk the dry ingredients into the wet ones and stir until mixed.
  7. Oil an 8X8-baking pan and pour the brownie mixture into the dish. Spread with a spatula.
  8. Bake for one hour, or until a fork inserted into the middle comes out clean and the sides of the brownies peel from walls of the baking pan.
  9. Cool for 30 minutes before serving.

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