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Paleo Pumpkin Swirl Brownies (with a Gluten-Free Option)

Paleo Pumpkin Swirl Brownies made two ways! This post includes a gluten-free option using a gluten-free all-purpose flour blend, and a grain-free option made with almond flour.

Dairy-free, refined sugar-free, rich, warmly-spiced, ultra chocolatey with all the fall flavors nestled into one delectable dessert bar.

Has anyone else been finding comfort at the bottom of a brownie dish lately? 

When it seems like there is not enough fudgy melty chocolate in the world to soothe the soul, rest assured, these brownies are here for you.

AND they include a delightful swirl of pumpkin with all the pumpkin spice flavor swaddled deep inside.

Like a down blanket for your taste buds. If you will.

These paleo pumpkin swirl brownies are an amazing amalgamation of two of your favorite flavors: chocolate and pumpkin. Nope, you don’t even have to choose between them!

Decision? Made.

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Swirl Brownies with coconut sugar - a paleo grain-free option included in the recipe. Naturally sweetened healthy brownies recipe

Because I’m so obsessed with pumpkin brownies, I created two versions of this recipe, both of which are near and dear to my heart and turn out completely differently from one another.

So make them both, because: variety 😉

Details? Here they are:

Highlight Reel:

  • Gluten-Free and Grain-Free options
  • Refined sugar-free
  • Dairy-free
  • Moist, fudgy, rich and decadent
  • Sinfully delicious

Let’s talk ingredients!

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Healthy Pumpkin Cake (Paleo)

Healthy Pumpkin Cake made grain-free, refined sugar-free, dairy-free, and paleo friendly. This easy-to-bake pumpkin cake is warmly-spiced and healthy enough to eat for breakfast.

If I know you at all, I have a sneaking suspicion this is the exact cake you’ve been craving.

Okay, perhaps that was a massive projection, but this is the exact cake I have been craving not only recently, but for several autumns past.

Imagine this: all the colors and flavors of fall jam packed into one healthy pumpkin cake. It comes together lightning fast, and gifts your taste buds an utter explosion of pumpkin flavor.

Have I mentioned it’s healthy? 

Recipe Features:

  • Lower in sugar than a regular cake, but perfectly sweet.
  • Paleo
  • Grain-free, gluten-free
  • Oil-Free
  • Easy to make Vegan (see notes)
  • Refined sugar-free
  • Easy to make sugar-free/low-carb (see notes)
  • Moist, fluffy, delicious

My secret ingredient to keep the cake lower in added sugar?: Ripe banana. The cake is mostly sweetened with one ripe banana (I can’t taste it over the pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice, but if you have ultra sensitive taste buds, you may be able to).

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