Menu Close

Pumpkin Brownies with Cocoa Powder Recipe (Vegan, Dairy Free)

Decadent and chocolatey, these pumpkin brownies with cocoa powder are delicious and naturally sweet! Made with simple pantry ingredients, this all-natural treat will satisfy your sweet tooth.

These brownies with pumpkin are a great fall or winter dessert.

pumpkin brownies healthy vegan gluten free paleo whole30 hidden veggie brownies vegetable canned pumpkin desserts recipe that aren't pumpkin pie
Here’s a sweet and chocolatey recipe for Valentine’s Day… that you can feel good about eating!  If you’re looking for that after dinner sweets fix, but want to keep it healthy, then this recipe is for you. This pumpkin brownie recipe is actually healthy with natural fats, some sneaky vegetables, and raw cacao powder and maple syrup for the sweetness. It’s a healthy treat that is OK to dig into!

These Pumpkin Cocoa Brownies Are:

  • Rich
  • Fudgy
  • Sweet
  • All-Natural
  • Chocolatey
  • Loaded with hidden veggies
  • Thick
  • Vegan, gluten free, paleo, and Whole30 compliant!

pumpkin brownies healthy recipe vegan gluten free paleo whole30 approved high protein low carb brownies raw healthy batter protein ball dough recipe

One of the BEST Pantry Staple Brownie Recipes

This healthy pumpkin brownies recipe is a fantastic pantry-staple treat! It uses almost all ingredients you would have in your dry pantry or cupboards. You probably already have a lot of these ingredients on hand! Keeping a well-stocked pantry makes it easy to come up with delicious and healthy meals using a few staples you can rotate.

I made a list of my Top 125 Plant-Based Pantry Staples that always keep on hand. And you can check out all my favorite pantry staple recipes on here. By stocking up on healthy whole ingredients you can cook delicious recipes without a trip to the bakery!

gluten free brownies with pumpkin recipe healthy vegan dairy free egg free brownies healthy hidden veggie brownies recipe high fat

What’s In Vegan Pumpkin Brownie Recipe?

I cook with fresh produce from my garden and from Misfits Market– they sell fantastic fruit, vegetables, & pantry staples at a discounted price. We get Misfit boxes every other week and love picking out seasonal produce for delivery. Get $10 off your first box by clicking here!

healthy pumpkin brownies healthy recipe vegan gluten free paleo whole30 grain free brownie recipe dessert treat for health

Easy and Healthy Fall Desserts!

This healthy fall pumpkin brownies recipe is what I call an Easy Weeknight Treat – which is on your table in about 5 minutes. These quick and simple recipes are perfect for those nights when you want a healthy homecooked snack but don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen.

I have a whole section of The Herbeevore dedicated to Easy Weeknight Meals, that are great for the whole family. From soups and stews, to pastas and proteins – a healthy meal can be on your table in no time. Even faster than ordering delivery!


whole30 pumpkin brownies recipe without eggs edible vegan gluten free treats snacks dessert recipes with cacao powder sweet potatoes maple syrup natural sweetners

How Do I Make These Pumpkin Brownies with Cocoa Powder?

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a 8×8 baking dish and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the pumpkin, nut butter, coconut flour, cacao powder, Maple syrup, vanilla extract.  Mix well to combine.
  3. Fold in 3/4 cup of walnuts, and mix well, batter should be very thick.
  4. Spoon batter into baking dish and spread the batter out to the corners with a spoon.
  5. Top batter with remaining 1/4 cup walnuts.
  6. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes, and allow to cool before eating.  Enjoy!

More Easy Treat Recipes You’ll Love!

Vegan Affogato Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free, Holiday Dessert)

Pumpkin Spice Bread (Vegan, Egg Free, Dairy Free)

Vegan Walnut Fudge Recipe (Dairy Free, Gluten Free)

3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies (No Flour, Gluten Free, Low Sodium)

paleo pumpkin brownies recipe no eggs vegan gluten free grain free no flour recipes brownies plant based 7 ingredient healthy brownie recipes you can eat

Get the Same Ingredients I Use For My Cocoa Pumpkin Brownies Recipe:


As always, if you make this vegan and pumpkin cocoa brownies recipe be sure to leave me a comment, rate this recipe, and tag me @theherbeevore on Instagram so I can feature you.  I love seeing all your photos of my recipes!

Let’s keep in touch – subscribe to my monthly newsletter to get free recipe inspiration. 

And follow over on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube & TikTok – I’d love to connect with you there! 

healthy pumpkin brownies healthy recipe vegan gluten free paleo whole30 grain free brownie recipe dessert treat for health

Pumpkin Brownies with Cocoa Powder

Kelly Jensen
These healthy pumpkin brownies with cocoa powder are a healthy treat when you want something naturally sweet. They're vegan, dairy free, and one of our favorite desserts!
5 from 9 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Baked Goods, Baking
Cuisine American
Servings 6 brownies
Calories 272 kcal



  • 1 13-ounce can pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup nut butter
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour or any gluten free flour you prefer
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup walnuts plus extra for garnish
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup or other natural sweetener, see note below!


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Grease a 9x5 baking dish and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl mash the pumpkin with the nut butter, coconut flour, cacao powder, vanilla extract, and maple syrup.
  • Stir well until a thick dough forms (thin with a little water if needed), and add to the baking dish.  Top brownies with extra walnuts.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, allow to cool, slice, and enjoy!


A Note on Natural Sweeteners

My favorite natural sweeteners are agave nectar, maple syrup, and honey. Any of these can be used for these delicious pumpkin brownies.

Save on Fresh Groceries & Pantry Staples

I love shopping for fresh produce through Misfits Market. They sell fresh produce, pantry staples, and fantastic groceries (even wine!) at a discounted price. Choose your favorite seasonal produce, enjoy delivery right to your door, & $10 off your first box by clicking here.
Getting groceries online has turned out to be a huge time and money saver for us. If you haven't tried a produce box yet, I highly recommend trying one out!


Calories: 272kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 12gFat: 31gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 10gMonounsaturated Fat: 15gSodium: 25mgPotassium: 411mgFiber: 10gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 28IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 159mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Brownies with Pumpkin, Gluten Free Pumpkin Brownies Recipe, Grain Free Pumpkin Brownies, Healthy Pumpkin Brownies, Pumpkin Brownies Healthy, Vegan Pumpkin Brownies Recipe
Did You Make This Recipe?Please leave a rating and comment below!
Or tag me @theherbeevore in your photo on Instagram!
This post may contain affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I may earn from qualifying purchases, at no additional cost to you. Thank you for supporting the brands that support us!
Posted in American, Baking, Dairy Free, Desserts, Fall Recipes, Pantry Recipes, Snacks, The Herbeevore Recipes, Vegan Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes


  1. Pingback:Vegan Pumpkin Bread Recipe (Egg Free, Dairy Free)

  2. Pingback:Brownie Batter S'mores in the Air Fryer (Vegetarian, Gluten Free)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.