Pumpkin Brownies


These healthy pumpkin brownies are packed with mini chocolate chips. Warming spices like cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves pair well with the chocolate for a seasonal twist on a classic dessert. The batter will be thick, so be sure to spread it an even layer for even baking.

a recipe photo of the Pumpkin Brownies on a cutting board
Photo: Sara Haas
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 40 mins


  • ¾ cup whole-wheat pastry flour

  • ¼ cup cocoa powder

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • teaspoon ground cloves

  • ¾ cup granulated sugar

  • ½ cup unseasoned pumpkin puree

  • 1 large egg, at room temperature

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled to room temperature

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • cup mini chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350℉. Line an 8-inch-square metal baking pan with parchment paper, allowing it to overhang the edges. Coat with cooking spray.

  2. Whisk flour, cocoa, cinnamon, baking soda, ginger, salt, nutmeg and cloves in a medium bowl. Whisk sugar, pumpkin, egg, butter, oil and vanilla in a large bowl until well combined. Add the flour mixture, stirring until just combined. Fold in chocolate chips. Pour into the prepared pan and spread in an even layer.

  3. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool in the pan on a wire rack for 1 hour before cutting into squares.

To make ahead

Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3 days.


Parchment paper

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

114 Calories
5g Fat
18g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 114
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 12g
Added Sugars 11g 22%
Protein 2g 4%
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Vitamin A 1254IU 25%
Vitamin D 3IU 1%
Vitamin E 1mg 4%
Folate 3mcg 1%
Vitamin K 2mcg 2%
Sodium 82mg 4%
Calcium 10mg 1%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 13mg 3%
Potassium 57mg 1%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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