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Triple Chocolate Pumpkin Swirl Brownies [Vegan]

They make me think of words like rich, ooey-gooey, and decadent. And those are words I love.
I also love chocolate, which is why we used bars of dark chocolate, cacao chunks, and rich cacao butter to make these brownies a trifecta of chocolatey heaven. You're gonna love 'em.

The pumpkin was a brilliant addition. I mean it! It adds a soft, gooey pumpkin layer to an already sweet, fudgy bottom layer.
The combination creates an almost cheesecake-like brownie that will make an appearance at Halloween and Thanksgiving.

Triple Chocolate Pumpkin Swirl Brownies [Vegan]

This Recipe is :

Dairy FreeKid-FriendlyVegan


  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup turbinado sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/3 cup cacao nibs*
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate bar, broken into small pieces*
  • 1/3 cup cacao butter*
  • 6 tablespoons vegan butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 flax eggs (2 tablespoons flax, 6 tablespoons water) **

Pumpkin Swirl Topping:

  • 1 15 ounce can of pumpkin puree***
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare a 9×7 inch pan.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, mix together the dry ingredients: flour, sugar, and salt.
  3. Set it aside.
  4. Using the double boiler method, melt cacao nibs, cacao butter, dark chocolate, butter, and vanilla until they become the consistency of warm chocolate fudge sauce, sort of like chocolate gravy…yum!
  5. Once the chocolate mixture is melted and well combined, add it to the dry ingredients, stirring to combine. Add flax eggs and stir again. Pour the resulting brownie batter into the 9×7 inch pan.
  6. In a bowl, whisk together the can of pumpkin, unsweetened applesauce, and pumpkin pie spice. Pour it evenly over the brownie batter, using a butter knife or toothpick to gently swirl some of the pumpkin topping into the chocolate batter.
  7. Bake for 45-50 minutes, until the pumpkin is slightly browned and a toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Let brownies cool for 20-30 minutes before enjoying them so the chocolate and pumpkin layers can set.
  9. When they are cool, try them with a giant scoop of coconut ice cream…or with two forks on the couch while you watch parks and recreation.
  10. Enjoy!


*As you may have noticed, three 1/3 cup measurements makes for 1 cup of chocolate in this recipe. If you don't have cacao nibs or butter and want to use only dark chocolate, please do. If you want to sub it all out for cacao nibs, you may also do that. I just loved the three chocolatey flavors all together, and highly recommend it!

**To make a flax 'egg', mix 2 tablespoons ground flax with 6 tablespoons water in a small bowl. Let sit for about 5 minutes, until the mixture turns slightly gelatinous. This recipe calls for two flax eggs, so simply double the original mixture.
***Just make sure you're buying 100% pumpkin puree. Pumpkin pie mix is a very different product and while it would probably be delicious, we won't be using it here.


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I'm Amber, the author of Fettle Vegan. I made the transition to a plant-based diet about six years ago. I was born and raised in a town in Maine and grew up eating an omnivorous diet, feasting on plants and animals we grew and harvested ourselves. These days, Alex and I live in Long Beach, California with our Pit Bull Maddie. I do the cooking and the photographing, he does the taste-testing and social media. We make a great team!



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14 comments on “Triple Chocolate Pumpkin Swirl Brownies [Vegan]”

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1 Years Ago

This picture and recipe are from Fettle Vegan - http://www.fettlevegan.com/recipes/triple-chocolate-pumpkin-swirl-brownies

Lisa King
2 Years Ago

Uh oh time to jump off the wagon! Yuummmy

Carmen G Hernandez
2 Years Ago

Decadent, yummy!

Jana Christian
2 Years Ago

Oh yeah!

Lori Lawson
2 Years Ago

looks like bees swarming on it

Nikki Seltner
2 Years Ago

another one for your recipe binder Jess Robin Lynne!

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2 Years Ago

Ohhhh myyyy godddd

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2 Years Ago

nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo HOLD ME BACK!!!!!!!!!

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