Testing a recipe from Pinterest
This weekend Ciarra and I were busy testing a recipe from Pinterest…Gluten Free Paleo Pumpkin Brownies. Ciarra had been craving a brownie for some time, but due to her stomach issues, regular brownies were out of the question. Thus began the search for a simple but satisfying recipe, but also had to include ingredients we had on hand. This recipe fit the bill.
We also created a new board on Pinterest, in which to begin collecting recipes for meals and treats Ciarra can enjoy. If you would like to see what we have collected so far, just click HERE. We look forward to testing out all of these recipes. When we do, we will make sure to post our reviews of them.
Making the brownies
First we collected all the ingredients for the brownies. We did not have any more coconut sugar, so we ended up using loosely packed brown sugar instead.
Once the wet and dry ingredients are mixed separately, you then add the dry to the wet, and combine until moist. Ciarra and I decided to add Reese’s Pieces and Dark chocolate chips to the batter…
Our opinion of this recipe…
These brownies came out pretty good. They were a bit delicate, and did crumble a little, but were not dry by any means. The addition of pumpkin adds a tenderness, and moisture (as well as more fiber!) that makes these brownies rather fudge like. In the end both Ciarra and I gave these brownies a thumbs up!
What we loved about this recipe is the it is the perfect amount of sweetness. We can’t stand uber sugary foods (yuck!) so if you are into eating healthy, and you dislike overly sweet things, then these brownies are for you! Here is the recipe. (Link to original post where we got the recipe is above.)
- First, preheat oven to 350F and GENEROUSLY spray a 8×8 inch cake pan with coconut oil cooking spray. Set aside.
- Next, place wet ingredients in a large bowl and mix together until smooth. Then, add dry ingredients to the same bowl and mix until combined.
- Pour batter into pan and use a spatula to spread out evenly.
- Bake at 350º for 40-45 minutes.
I have to add that we ended up cutting our brownies into 16 smaller pieces. These were the perfect size for us, as we don’t like to overdo it!
Give this recipe a try, and let us know what you think!