So a few weeks ago the hubs and I decided to kick unhealthy carbs and processed foods and sugars out of our diets. But my body still wanted a treat now and then. Someone had mentioned zucchini brownies to me but something about sweet delicious butternut squash just felt more brownie like. So thus my need to come up with a recipe was born!
I got all the ingredients I wanted to include together and started tinkering in the kitchen. My first go tasted great but no matter how long I baked them they stayed pudding-y in the middle and once cooled felt far to wet for a brownie. The hubs practically gagged once it touched his tongue. Granted he is not a fan of my healthy baking but he will usually eat one.
So back to the drawing board I went. A couple times until I got the liquids just right. I also ordered an all natural confections so these brownies could have some frosting 😋 I went with Swerve and was very pleased. And so was GB.
I’m pretty proud since this is the first baked goods recipe I’ve completely written myself. So please let me know if you make them by tagging me on Instagram and Twitter @FranklyTannith and tag #butternutsquashbrownies And if you have any suggestions or additions I’d love to hear them.
Butternut Squash Brownies:
•3/4 cup puréed butternut squash
•2 tsp vanilla
•1/4 cup apple sauce
•1/4 cup stevia baking blend (or your choice of sweetener)
•1/3 cup cocoa powder
•1 tsp egg whites
•1/4 cup chocolate chips (plus additional to throw in at the end about 3 tablespoons)
•1 tbsp coconut oil
•1/2 cup oat flour
•1/2 tsp salt
•1/2 tsp baking soda
•preheat oven to 350 degrees
•coat an 8 inch pan
•melt chocolate chips and coconut oil in microwave. I did it in 20 second increments until melted.
•combine squash, stevia, cocoa powder, vanilla, apple sauce and egg whites with a mixer.
•add chocolate chips/coconut oil mix until creamy
•add flour, salt and baking soda. Mix until combined.
•pour into pan and bake on the bottom rack for 30-35 minutes. Mine were perfect at 30 but my oven cooks hot.
•1 cup confectioners sugar or swerve confections sugar
•3 tablespoons butter spread
•1 tsp vanilla
•1 tablespoon sour cream
Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Then top your cooled brownies. And devour them.
Hope you guys enjoy! These are even hubs approved!