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Healthy Pumpkin Swirl Brownies
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Healthy Pumpkin Swirl Brownies

Servings: 9 Brownies
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
These Pumpkin Swirl Brownies are fudgy, studded with chocolate chips, and topped with a rich pumpkin cream cheese swirl. They don't taste healthy at all!




  • 2 oz Neufchâtel Cream Cheese (or Low Fat Cream Cheese; room temperature)
  • 62g (¼ cup) 100% Pure Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 Large Egg
  • ½ tsp Vanilla Extract
  • ¼ tsp Liquid Stevia Extract
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line an 8×8” brownie pan with parchment paper.
  • Drain the can of black beans and pour the beans into a sieve. Rinse well and drain off the excess water.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the Swirl ingredients until completely smooth and even. Set aside.
  • In a blender (I used my NutriBullet), add the black beans, blueberries, pumpkin puree, almond milk, vanilla extract, and stevia extract. Purée until smooth.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the erythritol, cocoa powders, sorghum flour, flaxseed, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and chocolate chips.
  • Pour the blended mixture (scrape out as much as you can!) into the bowl with the dry ingredients and fold together with a silicone spatula. Scoop the mixture into the prepared pan and spread it out.
  • Scoop spoonfuls of the Swirl mixture over the brownie batter and swirl it in using a butter knife. Tap the pan a few times to flatten out the batter. Bake for 45 minutes. Let cool completely in the pan.
  • Completely wrap the brownies and refrigerate overnight. Slice the following the day. Serve and enjoy! Store in a tightly sealed container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Recipe Notes

My can of black beans yield 280g after draining and rinsing.
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Pumpkin Swirl Brownies
Amount Per Serving (1 brownie)
Calories 160 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 250mg11%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 2000IU40%
Vitamin C 3.3mg4%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 2.7mg15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Bars, Blondies & Brownies