Pumpkin Protein Brownies

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by | Updated: November 18th, 2016 | Read time: 1 minute

Rich: you either are or you aren’t. But that doesn’t hold weight with pumpkin. The orange, fleshy squash may be a pinch sweet, but it mostly relies on other ingredients to enhance its natural sugar. In other words, it fakes it ‘til it makes it. Case in point: pumpkin protein brownies. Hiding behind pure cacao and chocolate protein powder, pumpkin becomes an irresistible brownie. You might even say that making any other brownie would be a very poor choice.

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4 scoops chocolate protein powder
2/3 cup cacao powder
1 cup canned pumpkin
¼ cup coconut sugar
2 eggs
¼ cup water


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat an 8” x 8” baking dish with non-stick spray or coconut oil.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients until well combined.
  3. Pour batter into prepared dish and bake 18 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.