Fudgy Pumpkin Brownies (Keto, Paleo, Sugar-Free)


It’s pumpkin season, so you know what that means… all the pumpkin treats! But I decided that I wanted to create pumpkin treat that was really healthy. Not just not-bad-for-you, but something that would actually make you a stronger person!


Enter: the Keto, high-fat-,high-protein Fudgy Pumpkin Brownies.


Have you listened to the very first episode of my podcast, Jump For Joy? In the episode, Courtney of Realfoodology and I talk all about our love affair with alllll of Primal Kitchen’s products. I decided to use one of their delicious foods, Collagen Fuel, in this brownie recipe! Not only does the collagen add some great protein to the treats (each brownie has 7 grams of protein!!!), but it also helps you heal your gut, hair, skin, and nails.


Another point we discussed in the podcast was which kinds of sweeteners are best to use. One of the things Courtney recommended was Monk Fruit sweetener, so I thought I’d give it a try! I brought this Lakanto brand, and it worked AMAZINGLY in the brownies! They taste completely sweet, but with no bitter aftertaste like stevia and xylitol give baked goods.



In fact, monk fruit is also the sweet taste in the Collagen Fuel I used in this recipe! I did the math, and each brownie has less than 2 grams of sugar. The little bit of sugar is only because I used this divine chocolate from Eating Evolved, which is lightly sweetened with coconut sugar. If you want these treats to be 100% sugar free, just use this unsweetened chocolate bar!


Oh, and did I mention these brownies have the most incredible texture ever? ‘Cuz they do. They are perfectly fudgy, ooey-gooey(y?), and autumn-y. They taste exactly like a mashup between pumpkin pie and brownies, with bits of melty chocolate throughout it all. AKA they’re heaven.


I hope you enjoy these guilt-free brownies during this autumn, and for Halloween! They are free from dairy, gluten, grains and refined sugar so all your little ghouls and goblins can enjoy a holiday treat.

Fudgy Pumpkin Brownies
Yields 9
Fudgy deliciousness that also happens to be free of grains, gluten, dairy and sugar.
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  1. 1 cup organic canned pumpkin puree
  2. ½ cup creamy unsalted almond butter
  3. 1 large pasture-raised egg
  4. 1/3 cup blanched almond flour
  5. ¼ cup granulated monkfruit sweetener (or sub coconut sugar)
  6. 2 scoops chocolate Primal Kitchen Collagen Fuel (or protein powder of choice)
  7. ¼ cup cacao powder
  8. 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  9. ¼ tsp sea salt
  10. ½ cup chopped dark chocolate bar
  1. Preheat your oven to 350° F and line an 8-inch square baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the pumpkin, almond butter and egg until smooth and combined.
  3. Whisk in the almond flour, sweetener, collagen, cacao, spice and sea salt. Stir just until combined and smooth. Don’t over-mix!
  4. Fold in the chopped dark chocolate, then pour the batter into the lined baking dish.
  5. Bake the brownies for 35 minutes, or until cooked through. Let them cool for 10 minutes, then DIVE IN while they're gooey and warm!
  6. Store any leftovers covered in tin foil at room temp. They are delicious the next day!
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  • Lisa Smith
    Posted at 15:30h, 02 December Reply

    Hey Sadie! My oven is a bit tricky, as I’m watching the cooking time should I pull the brownies out of the oven when a fork is clean? Or are these so fudgy that that technique would results in over cooking?

    • Sadie
      Posted at 04:53h, 03 December Reply

      Sorry I just saw this! They are pretty fudgy, so I wouldn’t wait for the fork to come clean. Hope they worked out! 🙂

  • Helena
    Posted at 13:03h, 26 February Reply

    I’d like to make them but I don’t havevthe primal Kitchen collagen fuel and I’m wondering how much 1 scoop is so I can substitute my protein powder:)
    Best Helena

    • Sadie
      Posted at 04:53h, 08 March Reply

      So sorry I just saw this! You can substitute 2 Tbs protein powder of choice for the 1 scoop collagen fuel! It’s not too exact so that should work 🙂

  • Jackie Brown
    Posted at 19:50h, 19 October Reply

    Is there a certain brand of monkfruit sweetener you like? I have never used it before.

    • Sadie
      Posted at 17:51h, 21 October Reply

      I get the Lakanto brand, which I linked to in the body of the post 🙂

  • Joelle Mancuso
    Posted at 17:22h, 16 October Reply

    Making today!

    • Sadie
      Posted at 14:41h, 19 October Reply

      Yay! Enjoy!

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