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Pumpkin Brownies

Brighten the flavor of these brownies with more spice, fresh ginger, or orange zest.

pumpkin-brownies

Ingredients

  • ½ cup (120 ml) egg substitute, or 4 eggs
  • 15 (150 g) Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 cup (240 ml) applesauce
  • 1¾ cup (405 g) pumpkin purée
  • 2 cups (240 g) whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin spice

Directions

  1. Place egg substitute, dates, applesauce and pumpkin puree into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure the lid.
  2. Start the blender on its lowest speed, then quickly increase to its highest speed. Blend for 1 minute, using the tamper as necessary to press ingredients toward the blades. Stop the machine.
  3. Remove the lid and add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice and salt to the container. Secure the lid.
  4. Pulse the machine 10-12 times on Variable 8, using the tamper to press ingredients toward the blades.
  5. Transfer mixture to a greased 9x9 inch (23x23cm) non-stick square baking pan.
  6. Bake brownies for 30 minutes in a 350°F (175°C) oven, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  7. To serve, cut brownies and sprinkle with your favorite topping.

Notes

Flax eggs work great as an egg replacer. To make a flax "egg," simply combine your flax meal (1 Tbsp. flax to 3 Tbsp. water) with water in a small container and stir to combine, and allow it to sit for 5 minutes before using.

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