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.
Pumpkin Brownies with Pumpkin Pie Frosting
- 1 cup coconut cream concentrate
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup raw organic honey
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/4 cup organic cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 4 tablespoons palm shortening
- 2 tablespoons raw organic honey
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- Preheat your oven to 325 Degrees F
- Place all of your ingredients for the brownies together in a mixing bowl
- Use your hand mixer and form your batter
- Pour your batter into a greased 8x8 baking dish (grease with coconut oil) or into greased individual mini muffin pans like I did
- 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
- Remove from oven, let cool
- Cut and Enjoy
- Put all of your ingredients in a mixing bowl
- Whisk until your frosting is combined
- Use and serve at room temperature and ensure your brownies are cool before putting it on or it will melt
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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?
I honestly don’t know on the egg free, maybe a different recipe
OMG….amazing! Any idea how I might make them for my egg-free kids?? Seriously…one of the best treats ever!
These are delicious and so moist. I appreciate that you don’t use almond flour like most paleo bakers. I made cupcakes! Thank you!
I quite like looking through an article that will make people think.
Also, thank you for permitting me to comment!
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!
You’re so welcome! I’m happy you enjoyed them.
Coconut cream concentrate – is there another name for that? I don’t think I’ve seen it in the UK
Try using coconut butter :)
Best brownies ever, hands down. Not just best “paleo brownies”, best brownies. My non-paleo coworkers scarfed these down in a day.
Woohoo I love it
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!
Oh that makes me so happy but I won’t ask who the others was :)
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?
Technically it is a grain free treat just like anything. You are right about paleo but it is a framework and not a dogmatic diet.
i was just wondering, if you can’t get your hands on palm oil would regular vegetable oil work as well?
I will never recommend vegetable oil for anything but no palm shortening has a Cisco consistency
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!
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.
Courtney that was just some pumpkin puree sweetened with a little honey and added cinnamon on top
Im trying to make these for the first time, my batter came out very thin and soup like is that normal?!
Mine were too thin. I would use a muffin tin and test bake one to see how it turns out
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?
Yes it is because of the type of fat
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?
The whole base of these is made with coconut. Instead go look for my blueberry banana brownies and use that recipe and use pumpkin in place of the banana
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!
Yes you can omit the cocoa powder, I do all the time actually and they are just as amazing.
these are more than mildly addicting and i didn’t even make the frosting (didn’t have the main ingredient :D)
You are most welcome :)
Hands down, best brownies ever! Thanks for sharing the recipe!
So glad you enjoyed Anastasia and your welcome
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).
Yes it is Lauren
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. :(
Katrina you have to let the container sit in hot water with the lid off for a while until it melts and becomes like a thick paste
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?
Sounds like it will work to me. I have never personally done it but it should
Thank you for the quick reply! Hope to try to make these tonight. :)
Is coconut cream concentrate the same thing as coconut manna? Thank you! :)
Yes it is the same thing Katrina
So glad you enjoyed Cheri
You are most welcome Terri and I am so glad you enjoyed them, they are my favorite I have made to date :)
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!
Oh thats awesome Simotoppy, I am so glad you enjoyed :)
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.
Your understanding is correct Janel. Let me know how you like these
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:)
SO glad you enjoyed them :)
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!
No Myree they are pretty close to brownies, no flour needed
So these are more of a pie consistancy? I was wondering why no flour substitute like almond or coconut meal or flour
Yes Cheri, that is what I used
Will palm shortening work?
Melli here you go http://fastpaleo.com/paleo-pecan-pie/
Awesome Melli. Coconut butter and coconut cream are the same thing ;)
*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.
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.
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 :)
Whoa. Now you're just being sexy with all that fancy-pants staging. Niiiice.
1/2 price shortening
Just wondering.. could you replace the coconut cream with coconut oil instead?? Thanks!!
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
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.