Healthy Pumpkin Blondies

These Healthy Pumpkin Blondies are dense, chewy, naturally sweet, and warming from the cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger.  Oh, and they’re tooootally addicting!  You’d never know they’re sugar free, gluten free and vegan.

Healthy Pumpkin Blondies (sugar free, high fiber, gluten free, vegan) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

Despite all the recipes I’ve made with pumpkin, I’m not its biggest fan.  I hold true to the statement I made almost exactly one year ago.  While I’m neutral to pumpkin’s flavor, I adore everything else that goes along with it — cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger, the sugary sweetness.

I could smell a jar of cinnamon alllll daayyy loooong  👌

Healthy Pumpkin Blondies (sugar free, high fiber, gluten free, vegan) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

Healthy Pumpkin Blondies (sugar free, high fiber, gluten free, vegan) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

But I know YOU like pumpkin, so I thought I’d make blondies for ya.  Healthy Pumpkin Blondies!  They’re flavorful, chewy, and sweet — nothing boring or dry here!  In fact, these blondies are dense and rich just like typical blondies, except they’re all-natural, refined sugar free, butter-free…  these are actually good for you!  🙌

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Healthy Pumpkin Blondies

Ingredients:

  • 120g (1 cup) Oat Flour
  • 85g (½ cup + 2 tbs) Quinoa Flour (or Sweet White Sorghum Flour**)
  • 1 tbs Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Ground Ginger
  • ½ tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp Ground Cloves
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Double Acting Baking Powder
  • 215g (¾ cup + 2 tbs) 100% Pure Pumpkin Puree
  • 144g (¾ cup) Granulated Erythritol (or Sucanat or Pure Maple Sugar)
  • 112g (½ cup) Coconut Oil, melted
  • ⅓ cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
  • 1 tbs Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp Stevia Extract
  • 1 tsp Natural Butter Flavor
  • ½ cup Mini Dark Chocolate Chips (optional)

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line an 8x8" brownie pan with parchment paper both ways.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the oat flour, quinoa flour (or sorghum flour), cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, salt and baking powder (and xanthan gum, if using sorghum flour).
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the pumpkin puree, erythritol, melted coconut oil, almond milk, vanilla extract, stevia extract and butter flavor.
  4. Dump the dry ingredients over the wet ingredients and fold together.  Mix in the optional chocolate chips, if using.
  5. Scoop the mixture into the prepared pan and spread it out with an offset spatula.
  6. Bake for 35 minutes, or until the center springs back when tapped.  Let cool, then slice and serve!

Notes:

  1. **If using the Sweet White Sorghum Flour instead of Quinoa Flour, add ¼ tsp Xanthan Gum to the dry ingredients.
  2. The recipe above is my revised recipe.  I originally posted a Pumpkin Blondie recipe back in 2012 but felt like it could use some work on the texture (it was delicious, but slightly dry and mochi-like).   Just in case you wanted to see the previous recipe and/or the changes I made, I'm providing the old recipe here:
  • 497g (one 15oz can + ¼ cup) 100% Pure Pumpkin Puree
  • 14g (1 tbs) Grapeseed Oil
  • ½ tsp Stevia Extract
  • ½ tsp Natural Butter Flavor
  • 48g (⅓ cup) Pure Maple Sugar
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 160g (1 cup) Brown Rice Flour
  • 120g (1 cup) Oat Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp Salt

Here is the recipe’s nutrition label:

Healthy Pumpkin Blondies (sugar free, high fiber, gluten free, vegan) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

I told you that you can feel good about eating these blondies!  Not only because they’re full of healthy ingredients, but because they’re nutritionally balanced with healthy fats, complex carbohydrates, fiber and protein.  I feel ZERO guilt about eating two in a row  😎

Healthy Pumpkin Blondies (sugar free, high fiber, gluten free, vegan) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

These Healthy Pumpkin Blondies are so good, they’re a must make (along with these Blueberry Muffin Blondies!)

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PS:  Oh, and here’s a puppy update:

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As you can see, Jax is doing well.  His face is SO SQUISHY!  I love how he lets us do this without getting annoyed  😁

13 comments on “Healthy Pumpkin Blondies

  1. I love those dog pictures. Hehe, if I did that to my dog Lilly, she would probably never let me pick her up again!

    And I just have to say that these blondies are PERFECT for me. I hate when I see a blondie recipe that is “gluten-free” and egg-free, I get super excited, then I realize that they are made out of legumes. Personally my stomach does not like legumes of any sort. But these. These are made with pumpkin. My stomach loves pumpkin… As do I 🙂

  2. These look perfect Jessica. My husband just asked if I could go make these right now B-)

  3. Haha your dog is so cute! I love the recipe, too…they look delicious!

  4. Just found your blog and love it! Your pictures are gorgeous!:)

  5. I had a pumpkin craving and as soon as I saw these I had to try to make them. I made a few changes to the recipe, but it worked out. I only had 1 can of pumpkin puree and no maple sugar so I used the one can, and 1/4 cup + 2tbsp maple syrup and a 1/4 cup of water to up the liquid content a bit. I didn’t use stevia extract, but just one packet of stevia. I didn’t have oat flour so I just ground up some rolled oats and I didn’t have brown rice flour so I used Bob’s red mill all purpose GF flour. They turned out great, though a bit wet. I think next time I make them I will omit that extra 1/4 cup of water. I also didn’t bother to ice them, because I don’t like to use sugar alcohols (nor do I have any). However, they are slightly sweet and delicious!

    P.s. this site is great! keep up the excellent work!

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  8. Where can you buy powdered erythritol? Is it available in stores?

  9. I love the idea of this recipe. I do have some issues though. The ONLY extract I am familiar with is vanilla. I take that back, I have used mint.
    I do not use sugar substitutes, so I do not know how to use real sugar or honey in place of the ones listed here. I need to know how to use normal ingredients for:

    1/2 tsp Stevia Extract-will I notice this missing?
    1/2 tsp Butter Extract -will I notice this missing?
    120g (1 cup) Powdered Erythritol –is this just powdered sugar? Would I use the same amount?

    • Tamika-
      1/2 tsp of stevia is equal to 1/2 cup of sugar, so if you omit this you will need to add some sweeteners. I would recommend 1/3 cup of honey or pure maple syrup.
      The butter extract adds a rich and buttery flavor without using real butter. It’s all natural and dairy-free, but if you want to omit it that will be fine… it probably didn’t change the flavor too much.
      The powdered erythritol is a natural sweetener that tastes exactly like powdered sugar. You can replace this with an equal amount of regular powdered sugar (preferably organic or fair-trade!)
      I hope I helped answer your questions 🙂
      -Jess

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