Pumpkin Swirl Brownies

By Morgan Beasley, HCTP May 2017

These cassava-based brownies are gooey goodies that skip refined sugars and excess fat. Instead, they’re the perfect mix of chocolate and pumpkin, making them rich, moist, and satisfying.




  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin (may not need it all, depending on how much pumpkin taste you like)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon


  • 1/2 cup cassava flour
  • 1/2 cup and 2 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cacao or cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • Dash of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted (may need more if batter is too thick)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Add all pumpkin mixture ingredients to a small bowl. Whisk well and set aside.
  3. In a larger bowl, stir together flour, sugar, cacao powder, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt, just until combined.
  4. In another small bowl, whisk eggs, syrup, and vanilla. Add to dry mixture and combine. Do not over mix.
  5. Add melted coconut oil to brownie mix and gently stir. If mixture is too thick, add more coconut oil; if it’s too runny, add more flour.
  6. Pour 3/4 of the brownie mixture into an 8”x 8” greased pan and smooth out. Pour pumpkin mixture on top and smooth out. (You don’t have to use all the pumpkin mixture – just enough to spread an even layer on top of the brownie batter.)
  7. Add remaining brownie mixture on top of the pumpkin layer and smooth out. Use a knife to gently swirl the top brownie mixture with the pumpkin mixture.
  8. Bake for 25–30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool before slicing!

Morgan Beasley is a women’s Health Coach who helps women ditch the diet and add more real, whole foods to their plate so they can reach their health goals. Whether it’s to lose weight or feel more energized or less stressed, she loves helping women develop a healthier relationship with food so they can look and feel their best and manage the unnecessary stress around food! Find her on Instagram.


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Want more nutrient-dense chocolatey treats? Check out these Beauty-Boosting Avocado Brownies from IIN grad Beth Lipton!

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