Healthy Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies – Healthy Umbrella

These fudgy Wholesome Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies are the proper mixture of a Fall favourite taste (pumpkin) and an all time favourite taste (chocolate!)! They’ve received the proper quantity of Fall spice-iness with out being overly candy. They’re additionally gluten free, dairy free, and straightforward to make!

These cakey brownies are filled with a wealthy and creamy pumpkin “cheesecake” filling that you just may simply wish to eat by the spoonful! This delicious combo is grain free, excessive in protein, and stuffed with Fall flavors!

Pumpkin season is way from over so in case you’re struggling
making a choice to have seasonal pumpkin treats or year-round chocolate ones,
debate no extra!

These goodies are 50% chocolate. 50% pumpkin. & 100%

For those who like your brownies extra on the cakey aspect, these will
be proper up your alley. (in case you’re extra a fudgy brownie lover these Wholesome Turtle
Brownies, Wholesome
Chocolate Hazelnut Brownies, or these Ooey Gooey Brownies
are calling your identify!)


Properly, just about 1 phrase – CHOCOLATE! And in case you’re not a
fan of chocolate…what are you doing right here!? 😉 JK! I do should admit, I wasn’t
at all times a fan of the chocolate + pumpkin combo, however this recipe has modified my
thoughts. The brownies aren’t overly chocolatey in order that it overpowers the pumpkin.
And the pumpkin spice cheesecake isn’t too spicey so that you just solely style it…or
begin sweating…an excessive amount of ginger will get me each time! ;P  

The cakey texture of the brownies goes so effectively with the
tremendous creamy, form of dense pumpkin cheesecake.


  • 1 – 8×8” sq. pan. I used a steel one, so in case you’re utilizing a glass one make sure you control them, they could take just a little longer to bake.
  • Pumpkin puree
  • Cashews
  • Dates
  • Maple syrup
  • Vanilla extract
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Ginger
  • Allspice
  • Salt
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Plant primarily based protein powder
  • Granulated sweetener of alternative
  • Prompt espresso
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Egg
  • Oil (like vegetable, canola, safflower)
  • Apple cider vinegar


You’ll want a meals processor or a blender to make the
pumpkin cheesecake. Mainly, simply throw all of the components in there and
mix away! Simple sufficient!

Switch the pumpkin cheesecake combination into one other bowl
since you’ll want your blender for the brownies, however no want to wash it out!

You’ll simply want 1 different bowl in addition to that to combine up the dry
components. Then mix all of the moist components within the meals processor or
blender, after which add them to the dry components and blend them up! It’s all
fairly easy!

Assembling them is perhaps the toughest half, however don’t fear
about making these pumpkin cheesecake brownies a masterpiece. They’re going to
style simply as scrumptious it doesn’t matter what they appear like! However the aim is to
unfold out half the brownie batter into the ready pan, fastidiously unfold the
full quantity of the pumpkin cheesecake over that, after which prime all of it off with
the remainder of the brownie batter.

Then pop them within the oven, slice them up, and serve away!


They’ll final
a day or two at room temp. However I like to recommend retaining them within the fridge, and even
the freezer. They’ll keep good for at the very least every week within the fridge (even as much as 2)
and some months within the freezer.


For the
pumpkin cheesecake:

The cashews
might be swapped out for some other nut, simply remember the flavour of the nut
will influence the flavour of the pumpkin cheesecake.

The maple
syrup might be swapped out for some other sticky sweetener like honey, brown rice
syrup, or golden syrup.

For the

I used a soy
protein powder, however any plant-based protein powder like brown rice, hemp, or
pea protein will work. Once more, remember stronger flavored powders (like hemp
or pea) can add a little bit of that taste to the brownies, so if you need them tremendous
chocolatey with none underlying flavors, I’d go along with soy or brown rice. This
can’t be swapped out for a whey protein powder because it’ll give it a rubbery

The moment
espresso might be omitted. It provides the chocolate taste just a little added punch, however
completely not a crucial ingredient.

Happy Baking, Healthy Umbrella

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    Pumpkin Cheesecake:

  • ¾ cup pumpkin puree
  • ¾ cup cashews, soaked
  • ¼ cup dates, chopped
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp ginger
  • ¼ tsp allspice
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • Brownies:

  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup plant primarily based protein powder
  • 1/3 cup granulated sweetener of alternative
  • 1 tsp immediate espresso
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup dates, soaked
  • 1 egg, giant
  • ¼ cup flavorless oil (like vegetable, canola, safflower)
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line an 8×8” pan with parchment paper with just a little bit hanging over the sting so you possibly can carry the brownies out as soon as they’re finished. Coat the within of the pan and parchment paper with non stick spray or oil.
  2. For the pumpkin cheesecake: add the pumpkin, cashews, dates, maple syrup, spices, and salt to a blender or meals processor. Mix till fully clean.
  3. For the brownies: in a big bowl, combine the cocoa, protein powder, sweetener, immediate espresso, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  4. In a blender or meals processor, add the dates (drained), egg, oil, apple cider vinegar, and vanilla extract. Mix till clean.
  5. Add the moist components into the dry and blend till the whole lot is integrated. You’ll want to scrape the underside and sides of the bowl.
  6. Let the batter relaxation for five min. after which pour half into the ready pan and clean to unfold it out evenly.
  7. Scoop the pumpkin filling onto the highest of the brownie batter in giant clumps, spreading the clumps out over the brownie batter. Gently clean the pumpkin batter out with the again of a spoon, making an attempt to not disturb the brownie batter beneath. A bit mixing of the two batters collectively is not any huge deal although!
  8. Repeat the scooping and smoothing course of with the remaining half of the brownie batter.
  9. Bake for about 27 – 33 min. if utilizing a steel pan. A glass one may take just a little longer. The brownies shall be finished when the edges of the brownie draw back from the dish just a little bit and a toothpick inserted into the middle has a number of moist items on it.
  10. Let the brownies cool within the pan fully, then pop them out, slice them up, and devour them!



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