Pumpkin Brownies with Pumpkin Pie Frosting


So the votes were tallied and this is what everyone wanted.  I have to apologize for taking so long to post this but as you all know I have been holding recipes hostage until I raised money to reach my goal for my Steve’s Club Fundraiser which is still going on HERE.  I have not reached my goal and still need some serious help to get there, I am only at 50% so please if you can go donate $10 or whatever you can to help kids in need.  BUT even though the goal hasn’t been met, Steve has thanked me immensely and I know what we have done so far is making a difference in many kids lives.  So to those who donated once, twice, or the few that even donated three times, The only words I have to describe my gratitude is THANK YOU x infinity + 1.  If I wasn’t an under paid and over worked Marine I would give more than I have but every bit helps, so please save those pennies, nickels, dimes, or dollars and send them Steve’s Club way.

Now onto this recipe.  I honestly have not been able to make these fast enough for all the people that keep eating them from me.  I am not going to complain though since I would devour an entire batch by myself so they are all doing me a favor.  My roommate is the funniest though, she works some odd hours between skydive instruction and tunnel coaching and she is a perfect way for me to tell if my recipes are good.  When I wake up and I check my goods on the counter I set aside to take to friends or coworkers, and half of them are gone, I know it was A GREAT RECIPE.  Problem is I find myself making it again just to get them to everyone I promised a taste test haha.  Well I would keep blabbing but you want to cook and I need to clean so without further adieu, ENJOY.    

4.3 from 3 reviews
Pumpkin Brownies with Pumpkin Pie Frosting
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Serves: 20
  1. Preheat your oven to 325 Degrees F
  2. Place all of your ingredients for the brownies together in a mixing bowl
  3. Use your hand mixer and form your batter
  4. Pour your batter into a greased 8x8 baking dish (grease with coconut oil) or into greased individual mini muffin pans like I did
  5. Place in the oven and bake for 30-35 minutes if in the pyrex dish or 20 minutes in the mini muffin pan or until your brownies pass the toothpick test
  6. Remove from oven, let cool
  7. Cut and Enjoy
  1. Put all of your ingredients in a mixing bowl
  2. Whisk until your frosting is combined
  3. Use and serve at room temperature and ensure your brownies are cool before putting it on or it will melt

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  1. OMG….one of the best Paleo “treats” I’ve made in over 4 years of living this life! Any thoughts on doing them without eggs?

  2. These are delicious and so moist. I appreciate that you don’t use almond flour like most paleo bakers. I made cupcakes! Thank you!

  3. Made these yesterday and again today -brought them to the New Years Eve party -everyone loved them -little kids, adults, the GF kids … So dlish. Thank you!

  4. Best brownies ever, hands down. Not just best “paleo brownies”, best brownies. My non-paleo coworkers scarfed these down in a day.

  5. I was torn between this recipe and another pumpkin brownie recipe. I couldn’t decide so I just made both. Yours were sooo much better. Best brownies ever!

  6. Hi. this sounds yummy but I don’t understand how it is paleo. I thought paleo wall all about eating meats, fruit, veg, eggs, nuts in their natural form. How does this include anything processed or concentrated such a cocoa powder, vanilla extract, coconut cream concentrate, baking soda, vegetable shortening, grass fed butter etc or is it just a no grain and no cane sugar/corn syrup diet?

  7. Holy cow! This was the first time I have used my coconut cream concentrate, and I admit I used a few choice words when trying to stir it together. But this was so worth it! Mine appear darker in coloration (maybe I accidentally used 1/2 cup cocoa powder!) but my kids love it! And I will no longer be apprehensive about using the coconut cream concentrate :) Thank you for all that you do!

  8. These were great! Just wondering what they are served atop in the photo. I had to make my own pumpkin puree as it’s apparently not an Australian thing and had tons leftover.

  9. I am new to Paleo, so I still am unsure of a few things. Why is palm shortening an ok vegetable shortening to use? Is it because of the type of fat that it is?

  10. I would like to make these for an upcoming party but have a friend with coconut allergies. What could I use to replace the coconut concentrate?

  11. I’m serving these to someone who can’t eat chocolate (oh the horror!). Do you think I can just omit the cocoa powder, or will it affect the texture?

    Also, just made your Caveman Crunch last night — it should be called Caveman Crack! That stuff is addicting and deeeelish!

  12. Stupid question, but Is “cream of coconut” the same as “coconut cream concentrate”? Its all I could find in the grocery store (I don’t have access to whole foods-type stores).

  13. They turned out amazing! Do you have any suggestions on how to get the coconut manna out of the jar easier though? Took 10 minutes to scrape out 1 c. :(

      1. Hi! I got a box of organic creamed coconut instead of a jar. will this still work if I follow the directions (1 part cream, 2 parts hot water, stir till creamy) or will this not produce the same results as that concentrate?

  14. Um. I think I just died. These are easily the best Paleo treats I've had, and even better than many non-Paleo treats! I'm kinda famous in my small circle for my (non-Paleo) pumpkin cookies and, this being my first fall/winter eating Paleo, I've been kind of sad not to be baking up a pumpkin-cookie-storm right now. Thanks for the amazing replacement!

  15. Made this last night and my whole family loves them, even my 60+ parents enjoyed them and thought they tasted great. Making them again for Thanksgiving since they are nut-free for my nephew.

  16. I actually love that these have no almond flour…it is easy to overdose on nuts when trying to "paleofy" baked goods. From my understanding raw nuts that have been soaked are the best/easiest to digest. Coconut is a good healthy fat that doesn't have any bad things in it, lol. I am making these today:)

  17. Made these today, they are wonderful. I am going to have to take the rest to the gym tomorrow so I do not eat them all!

  18. *Also I subbed coconut butter for the cream because I had it on hand. Also subbed Kerrygold grass fed butter for veggie shortening in the icing, again because I had it on hand. Delish.

  19. This is going to be my pumpkin pie substitute for Thanksgiving. Now if you can just give us a pecan pie sub we may have the best paleo Thanksgiving yet. These are delicious.

  20. Eva no that wouldn't work. Coconut cream or coconut butter is the base of these. You could replace it with almond butter or maybe even mashed bananas(maybe).

    Laura Lee, thank you :)

  21. Haha Trevor awesome. These are Heaven on a plate and I don't ever get to enjoy them cause friends are stealing them. Hope you enjoy

  22. These look like heaven on a plate.
    I can't wait to make them, I will just have to be careful not to drool on them like I did on my keyboard when I saw them.

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