Fall In Love With This Pumpkin Swirl Brownie Recipe 

 Last Update March 9, 2023

By Jenny Z

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Have you tried pumpkin swirl brownies yet? These brownies are packed with a delectable mix of pumpkin flavor and rich chocolate hues, and they have a dense, fudgy, and chewy texture that's hard to resist. And the best part is you can indulge in this delicious chocolate and pumpkin treat with less guilt, thanks to the pumpkin, which is a vegetable after all. It may be a long stretch, but let's go with it.

Why make these pumpkin swirl brownies? Well, you don't really need a reason or an excuse. With the Fall season upon us, it's the perfect time to whip up a batch of these delectable treats and savor the season's flavors. So go ahead, treat yourself, and enjoy the taste of Fall in every bite!

One of the great things about making these brownies in the Fall is that we have access to fresh pumpkins, which makes them even more delicious. If you enjoy carving pumpkins, then this is an excellent way to put the leftover pumpkin to use. So why not take advantage of the Fall season and make these delectable pumpkin swirl brownies? They're a perfect way to enjoy the flavors of the season while putting those pumpkins to good use.

What Ingredients You Need To Make This Recipe

All Purpose Flour

For this recipe, I opted for organic, unbleached all-purpose flour. While I haven't tested it with gluten-free flour, it's worth a try if you have a gluten intolerance. However, if you're in a pinch, you can use a boxed brownie mix instead of making the brownie from scratch.


Should you make pumpkin brownies with canned pumpkin puree or homemade pumpkin puree? You can use either canned pumpkin or fresh pumpkin for these pumpkin brownies. If you are going with canned pumpkin, look for a puree with only one ingredient. Avoid pumpkin pie filling or pumpkin pie mix, as these types contain sugar and spices.

Chocolate Chips

In this recipe, I used dark chocolate chips. I like this option because it contains less sugar and is slightly healthier. However, whether to use dark chocolate chips or semi-sweet chocolate chips, it's a personal preference.

Vanilla Extract

Adding vanilla extract to baked goods not only enhances the flavor but can also provide potential health benefits. Using vanilla extract can enhance the overall flavor and aroma of baked goods, and it can also help to balance out the sweetness and bring a subtle sweetness of its own.

Baking Powder

Baking powder is a leavening agent commonly used in baking. When baking powder is combined with liquid, it produces carbon dioxide gas which causes the dough or batter to rise. This process is called leavening, and it's essential for creating light, fluffy baked goods like cakes, muffins, and quick breads.

Before adding baking powder to the recipe, make sure it is still good to be used. To test, mix baking powder with hot water. If it fizzes vigorously, then your baking powder is still good to go. If the mix does not have bubbles, the baking powder expires.


In this pumpkin brownie recipe, I used brown sugar. Brown sugar contains molasses, giving the brownie a distinct caramel flavor hue and help slightly crisp the surface texture.

Cacao Powder 

Cacao powder is made from raw, unroasted cacao beans, which means it is less processed than cocoa powder. Cacao powder has a rich, deep chocolate flavor that is slightly bitter and intense compared to regular cocoa powder. Cacao powder isn't for everyone. If you do not like the bitter taste, swap it with cocoa powder.

Benefits Of Eating Pumpkins

Low Calories and High Fiber

Pumpkin is low in calories and high in fiber, making it an excellent food for weight loss and digestive health.

Packed in Antioxidants

Pumpkin is packed in antioxidants like beta-carotene, which can help protect against certain types of cancer and improve immune function. Research has suggested a positive relationship between a diet rich in beta-carotene and reducing the risk of prostate cancer.

Nutrient Dense

Pumpkin is rich in vitamins and minerals such as vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, and iron, all of which are essential for maintaining healthy skin, eyesight, and heart health.

Pumpkin Brownies Recipe

Prep Time: 15 Minutes Cook Time: 40 Minutes

Serving Size

pumpkin swirl brownie


Main Batter:

1/2 Cup Of Avocado Oil (Or Ghee, Melted Butter)

2 Cup Of All Purpose Flour

4 Tsp Vanilla Extract

1 Teaspoon Of Baking Powder

1 Cup Of Brown Sugar

4 Eggs

1/2 Teaspoon Pinch Of Himalayan Salt

Brownie Batter:

2 Cup Of Dark Chocolate Chips or Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

1/2 Cup Cacao Powder 

Pumpkin Batter:

1 Teaspoon Of Cinnamon

1 Teaspoon Of Pumpkin Pie Spice (Optional)

1- 1/2 Cup Of Fresh Mashed Pumpkin (Can Use Pumpkin Puree)


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 F and prepare a 9x9 baking pan by lining it with foil or parchment paper. To prevent sticking, be sure to spray or pour some oil on the bottom of the pan.

  2. Using a mixer, combine sugar, vanilla extract, and eggs until they are well combined. Then add in flour, baking powder, and salt, and stir until everything is well mixed.

  3. Next, divide the egg, sugar, and flour mixture evenly into two separate bowls, one for the chocolate batter and one for the pumpkin batter. Follow the instructions below to prepare each batter.

  4. To create the signature swirl, layer the pumpkin and brownie batters into the prepared pan of 9 x 9. Then, using a knife, create a zig-zag motion through the batter to mix and create a beautiful swirl effect.

  5. Bake the brownies for approximately 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out almost clean. Allow the brownies to cool on a wire rack before serving and enjoying this delicious pumpkin and chocolate treat.

Chocolate Batter:

To create the decadent chocolate batter for these pumpkin brownies, mix the chocolate chips into the mix. Stir the mixture continuously until it becomes smooth. If you prefer an even more chocolatey flavor, you can also add in some cacao powder.

Pumpkin Batter:

In another bowl, combine the pumpkin puree, oil, and spices with the mixture from the previous step. Stir the ingredients together until they are fully combined.

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Serving size: 6

Amount per serving: Calories: 372 calories. Total Fat: 7.8g, Saturated Fat: 3.7g. Cholesterol: 0mg . Sodium: 537mg. Total Carbohydrate: 72.3g. Dietary fiber: 3g. Total Sugar: 34.9g. Protein: 6.1g.

This information is calculated based on avocado oil and without the optional items. 

**The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.**


Fancy It Up: You can fancy up your brownie by adding some chopped walnuts or other types of nuts.

How To Store Pumpkin Brownies?

If you have any leftover pumpkin brownies, it's best to store them in the refrigerator, and this will help keep the pumpkin layer fresh, particularly if you used fresh pumpkins in the recipe. Simply transfer the brownies to an airtight container and place them in the fridge until you can enjoy them again.

To freeze your pumpkin swirl brownies for long-term storage, simply wrap them tightly in plastic wrap or place them in an airtight container. Freeze pumpkin brownies can last up to six months in the freezer so that you can have a sweet treat anytime. When you're ready to enjoy them, simply thaw the brownies in the refrigerator overnight before serving.

Jenny is a health-conscious, organic and natural lifestyle influencer with a Bachelor's degree in science. With years of experience working in food sciences with organic products and health & nutrition companies - she firmly believes that a natural lifestyle is healthier for you and better for the environment as well.

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