Remember your favorite brownies from your childhood? So moist, yummy and chocolatey you could eat them everyday? With this updated, healthy, easy brownie recipe you can!
These kid-approved treats taste decadent but the unhealthy refined sugar, flour and butter are replaced by nutritional powerhouses almond butter and pumpkin, supplying minerals, healthy fats, protein and vitamins. Cinnamon and chocolate up the antioxidants and bring incredible flavor.
They just take a few minutes to make – and will probably get eaten just as fast. Even kids (and grown-ups) who think they don’t like pumpkin unsuspectingly gobble them up. No dairy, gluten or peanuts make these a great choice for playdates or parties.
1 cup almond butter (or peanut or sunflower seed butter)
1 cup mashed pumpkin or other squash, canned or steamed
1/3 cup maple syrup or honey
¼ cup cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
¼ cup chocolate chips or chopped chocolate bar (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
Kids can help with the measuring and mixing. This recipe is pretty forgiving so feel free to adjust for your family, decreasing the cocoa or increasing the sweetener to taste.
Spread into a greased 8 x 8 in pan lined with parchment paper.
Bake for 25-30 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
See more healthy kid-friendly recipes at http://kidonthetown.com/recipes