Fudgy Chocolate Pumpkin Blondies

Fudgy Chocolate Pumpkin Blondies

These fudgy pumpkin blondies are a dream!  They’re chewy, sweet, packed with pumpkin, peanut butter and chocolate.

Yields: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup natural creamy peanut butter (or nut butter or choice)
  • 2/3 cup canned pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1/3 cup coconut or brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups white flour or almond flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp fine grain sea salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips ( I like Enjoy Life Brand)
  • More melted chocolate to drizzle on top

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line an 8 x 8 metal square pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the egg, peanut butter, pumpkin, coconut sugar, maple syrup, and vanilla.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, sea salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and baking soda.
  4. Once the dry mixture is combined, slowly mix it into the wet ingredients until fully absorbed and a thick sticky batter forms.
  5. Fold in the chocolate chips, leaving some to sprinkle on top.
  6. Transfer to the prepared square pan and use a rubber spatula to evenly spread. The mixture will be sticky but do your best to get every last drop in there!
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 22-25 minutes or until set in the center.
  8. Allow to cool completely in the pan on a cooling rack for at least 2 hours before cutting and serving. Drizzle melted chocolate chips over the top if desired. Enjoy!
  9. Store leftovers in the refrigerator, covered, up to 4 days.