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Pumpkin Swirl Salted Brownies are made with just pure maple syrup, black beans and oats. Completely gluten-free and high in protein and fiber. It's a tasty and healthy dessert!

Pumpkin Swirl Salted Brownies

Course Dessert
Servings 12 brownies
Author Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD


  • 1 15-ounce can (1 1/2 cups) of black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened 100% pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • cooking spray

Pumpkin Swirl Topping

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened 100% pumpkin puree
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • coarse sea salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F.
  2. In a food processor, combine the beans, oil, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, vanilla extract, unsweetened cocoa powder, salt, oats and baking powder. Process until smooth. 

  3. Coat a muffin tin with cooking spray. Pour the brownie mixture into each muffin cup until they are all evenly filled.
  4. Meanwhile, make the topping whisking together the pumpkin,  egg, maple syrup and pumpkin pie spice. Top each brownie with a small teaspoon of pumpkin topping. For the swirl, use to knife and make a swirling motion onthe top of each brownie.

  5. Bake for 30 minutes minutes. To see if they are done, stick a knife in the brownie.  It should come out clean when they are ready.

  6. Once the brownies are cool, sprinkle with coarse sea salt.