Fudgy Rich Pumpkin Brownies

Content by: Melanie de Laine

Fudge Protein Brownies

Stu: How tasty do these look from the talents of Melanie De Laine. In her own words… “FINALLY this recipe is here! I have been so fussy in creating this recipe as I feel brownies are such an overdone creation, so I really wanted to nail that fat to flour ratio to create a delicious, gooey rich brownie that is refined sugar free, dairy free and can be vegan depending on protein powder and chocolate of choice!”


  • 350g butternut pumpkin (roughly 1/4 pumpkin)
  • 1/2 cup nut butter (I love peanut butter)
  • 1/2 cup 100% maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup Organic Plant Protein
  • 1/4 cup 180Nutrition Peruvian Cacao Powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of pink salt
  • 100g dark chocolate (I love Lindt 70%)


  1. Bring a pot of water to simmer over the stovetop.
  2. Peel the skin off approx. 1/4 of a butternut pumpkin and weigh to 350 grams
  3. Once weighed, chop the pumpkin into small cubes
  4. Place the pumpkin cubes into the water and boil for 30-40 minutes, depending on size of your cubes. The cubes floating to the top are indicative of completion.
  5. Drain and spoon softened pumpkin into a bowl. Leave to cool completely.
  6. Pre-heat oven to fan-forced 180 degrees.
  7. In a blender/food processor, add all ingredients except for the dark chocolate
  8. Blend until a smooth batter is formed.
  9. Chop dark chocolate into small pieces and stir through the batter. (If the pumpkin has not been left to cool the chocolate chunks will melt.)
  10. Line a baking dish with baking paper and pour batter evenly
  11. Bake for 35 – 40 minutes
  12. Leave to cool completely before slicing and serving
  13. Store in an air tight container in the fridge.

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Melanie de Laine

My name is Mel. First and foremost I am a student! I am in my 3rd year of completing my Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Science at Deakin University while simultaneously completing my Cert III & VI in Fitness with the Australian Fitness Academy. On the side I am an admin... Read More

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