Monday, October 7, 2013

Gluten-Free, Grain-Free Butternut Squash Brownies

Do you ever have a day where you just need a pick-me-up?  Your head is groggy and you feel sluggish?  I have the solution.

These moist, delicious, mousse-like brownies will literally melt in your mouth and lift your spirits.  In fact, you'll have no problem cleaning the house or completing that work assignment afterward. 

Gluten-free and grain-free, this Vegan, SCD, GAPS, and/or Paleo recipe makes a wonderful addition to your healthy desserts repertoire.  They are so moist and creamy you will need a plate and a fork-- no cut bars here.  In fact, I'm working on making this recipe into a chocolate mousse cake for a future post.

The only drawback:  These brownies are so good, some (i.e. the author) have eaten them right out of the oven and burnt their tongue.


Gluten-Free, Grain-Free Butternut Squash Brownies

1 Cup Cocoa
3/4 Cup Honey (Vegan: use 1/4 - 1/2 cup Agave Nectar, to your liking)
1/2 Cup Butternut Squash, pureed
1/4 Cup Coconut Flour
1/4 Cup Coconut Milk
3 Tablespoons Coconut Oil, softened or melted
3 Tablespoons Butter, melted (Vegan, GAPS Intro:  use 3 T Coconut Oil)
1 Egg (Vegan: use 1/4 Tapioca Flour or Arrowroot Flour)
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda


1.  Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
2.  Lightly oil (using coconut oil or butter) an 8x8 glass dish.
3.  Mix together all the ingredients in a bowl.
4.  Pour into the prepared dish and put in oven.
5.  Bake for 30 - 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
6.  Let cool for two hours and then cut into squares.  Serve.

Yields about 12 dense, dessert brownies.


  1. Oh! I will have to try this as my whole family is cutting processed sugars and some of us are cutting out wheat. Thank you Lisa for a wonderful idea to curb our sweets craving. :)

    Love in Christ,

    1. Hi Becca! I just love the idea of squeezing squash into a dessert -- sweets don't have to be without nourishment! We'll have to share recipes and encourage each other in this way! :)


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