Happy Halloween everyone! Well almost 🙂 We are getting into the spirit of Halloween here by carving a pumpkin (a combined Granny/Grandson activity). I got the easy job of using the leftover pumpkin so I decided to make brownies with it. I’m always trying to reduce butter and sugar in recipes and this one contains no butter at all. It does have sugar but I did manage to reduce the excessive amount in usual brownie recipes by 1/3.
Pumpkin x 425 g (makes 300gm cooked)
Brown Sugar x 300 g
Cocoa x 100 g
Pure Vanilla Extract x 2 tbsp
Plain Flour x 225 g
Egg – Medium x 2
Walnut Pieces x 75 g
Dates x 25 g
Pumpkin contains fat soluble vitamins such as vitamin A that are essential for good eye-sight. Its used here as a high fibre substitute for butter. Walnuts provide healthy fats that balance blood sugar levels. Vanilla is a healthier sugar substitute and enhancer (to replace some not all sugar).
Have you used your pumpkin to make anything healthy or tasty? Let me know or tweet me a photo if you have!
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