Pumpkin Pie Brownie ‘Cupcakes’


Happy October 1st and Happy World Vegetarian Day!

October is one of my favourite months! We have the start of hockey season, Thanksgiving, my mother in law’s birthday, my mom’s birthday, all topped off by Halloween and my 2nd blogiversary (Oct 31).

I thought what better way to kick-off such a fun month than to make a fun and vegan twist on the traditional pumpkin pie and brownie.



Pumpkin Pie Brownie ‘Cupcakes’

Adapted from Vegan Cupcakes.


Pumpkin Brownie Layer:

  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup + 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, softened
  • 3/4 cup white kamut flour (or white)
  • 1.5 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch (or arrowroot/tapioca)
  • 1/4 cup dutch processed cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda


Pumpkin Pie Layer:

  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch (or arrowroot/tapioca)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp almond milk
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice (or 1 1/4 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp ginger, 1/4 tsp nutmeg)
  • Shaved chocolate, for garnish



1. Preheat oven to 350F and grease a muffin tin.

2. For brownie layer: In a stand mixer or by hand, mix together the coconut oil, pumpkin, vanilla, and sugar until blended well. Sift in the flour, cocoa powder, cornstarch, baking, soda, sea salt and mix until incorporated. Take about 2 tbsp of the mixture and place in muffin tin. Wet fingers and spread around evenly so it is smooth. I made 8 large cupcakes and 2 small ones.

3. For pumpkin layer: In a large bowl mix together the pumpkin, vanilla, and milk. In a small bowl, mix together the cornstarch, sugar, and pumpkin pie spice. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix well until all clumps are gone. Now add approx 1.5-2 tbsp of the pumpkin pie mixture on top of each brownie in the pan. Garnish with grated chocolate (I used a lemon zester to grate the chocolate).

4. Bake for 30 minutes at 350F. Remove from oven and cool for 20-30 minutes and then move to the fridge to chill for 1.5 hours.

5. Serves approx 8-10. I made 8 large cupcakes and 2 small ones (for kids). Enjoy with vegan vanilla ice cream.

This brownie batter is UNBELIEVABLE.  Quite possibly the best brownie batter I’ve ever tasted.


You could serve this batter to your guests in a small bowl and they would be happy as clams. Or maybe that’s just me?


Add about 2 tbsp of the batter into each greased muffin tin.


Now make the pumpkin pie filling, which is super easy and fast.


Add a layer of the pumpkin filling and then add grated chocolate to finish it off.


Finally the sun rose and I got my photography station back!


Yay for natural light!


After baking for 30 minutes and letting it cool for another 30…


Do not touch them for at least 30 minutes…as they need to firm up.



Serve with my favourite vegan ice cream…

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Dare I say this stuff tastes better than vanilla ice cream!? I do, I do. :)


It is just super expensive which is why we only buy it a couple times a year.



These bad boys taste just like you would hope..a delicious moist brownie with a layer of pumpkin pie!


Small changes I would make next time:

  • Add more pumpkin pie filling on top (maybe another tbsp?) as I found myself wanting more of it.
  • Add chopped pecans for crunch!



Serve with a Pumpkin Pie Monster of course.


Now I’m off to do bakery work. Going to get out for a lunchtime run in this wonderful sunshine. I am almost caught up on 500 Glo Bars since I have been back. Feeling like things are back in control again. :)

Have a wonderful start to October!

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JL Goes Vegan October 1, 2010

Great combination of flavors! And yes, pecans, I’ll be sure to add those!


Light Delight with Tou Tou October 1, 2010

This is so beautiful. I love your pictures :-) autumn is right here!


Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat October 1, 2010

OMG you are KILLING me! Those look to die for. I’d probably put more pumpkin in the top layer too – can never get enough! :)


Sophie October 1, 2010

Wow. These look immense! Defos going to give them a go for Halloween (esp as now pumpkins in season!).


Jessica@tastyandtrim October 1, 2010

You are seriously amazing! The recipes you create are genius. Those “cupcakes” look like a little piece of heaven. Pumpkin and chocolate is a killer combo, but pumpkin and brownie? Now that’s even better :)


Mama Pea October 1, 2010

Yes, please. Now.


Mary (What's Cookin' with Mary) October 1, 2010

Haven’t yet made breakfast and when I saw the first picture… I thought to myself one word… YES! lol. True story. ;) I *need* some of this choclatey, pumpkiny goodness in my life!


melissa @ the delicate place October 1, 2010

*drool* omg. that is a slice of heaven! i like that ice cream too! did you know almond dream came out with a vanilla? it’s super tasty, in fact i think i like it even better than so delicious. i didn’t think that was possible haha!


Bec October 1, 2010

These look absolutely amazing, I have to add them to my pumpkin baking to do list :)


Leanne @ Simplicitlee October 1, 2010

Wow 500 glo bars! How long does it take you to make that many?


Jaime October 1, 2010

You can never have too much pumpkin! I am off to the store to get the ingredients for this recipe. My mouth is watering!! Beautiful pics, beautiful cooking, beautiful you!


Krystina October 1, 2010

You’re SO creative, Angela!


chelsey @ clean eating chelsey October 1, 2010

These look absolutely delicious! I’m not supposed to bring a dessert to my family party on Sunday, but I just might now!


Joslyn @ missfitbliss October 1, 2010

pumpkin and chocolate! I don’t think I’ve ever tried that flavor combination before. The crunchy pecans sound like an excellent addition!


Gina October 1, 2010

Those look to die for :) especially because I’m craving chocolate today!
The nature around your home is absolutely stunning :)


Tiffany @ Eat, Run, Write, Love October 1, 2010

Wow! Those look great! I can’t believe that it is October already! Time to try all sorts f different yummy recipes. I will definitely try this out.

Also, I mentioned your blog in my post today. Keep on doing what you are doing, you are an inspiration. :)


Angela (Oh She Glows) October 1, 2010

aww thanks :)


Erin October 1, 2010

Wow! Amazing looking treats, amazing photography. I can’t wait to try this recipe. Thanks so much!


Sara Johnson October 1, 2010

I love that ice cream! I’ve been dabbling with vegetarian/vegan recipes, so I’m not biased when I say that is the best ice cream, and it doesn’t leave you feeling blah.
I love the chocolate brownie & walnut or pecan. YUM!


Lisa October 1, 2010

What a decadent dessert! I would tell myself it’s healthy because it’s pumpkin. ;)


Jocelyn @ Peace.Love.Nutrition October 1, 2010

That looks pretty amazing! I wanted to eat it right off the page. I’ve never tried putting pumpkin in my GMs–I’ll have to try it out!


Lily @ Lily's Health Pad October 1, 2010

My BF will go crazy for these! He loves pumpkin! I made him a vegan pumpkin pie last night. I haven’t told him yet, but I know he’ll be excited.:-)


Katherine October 1, 2010

Angela, you are amazing! You come up with the most delicious recipes! I love how everything is vegan too.

I know you are super swamped with your glo bars (I’ve ordered some in the past!) but do you ever think you’ll sell your other treats? I know I would order them! :)

Have a great day!


Brittany @ Bites from Bee Louise October 1, 2010

These look so incredible! I am going to have to make them for my friends: I LOVE winning them over with vegan bakery :)


Lisa October 1, 2010

That looks so amazing!


Jess October 1, 2010

you’re definitely not alone on loving the brownie batter!


Leah @ Why Deprive? October 1, 2010

Holy yum!! These look amazing!


Laura @ Backstage Pass October 1, 2010

These look incredible! Brownies and pumpkin pie, together in a CUPCAKE… what could be better?

I am going to have to make them for my sister’s visit in a few weeks :-D


Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) October 1, 2010

You’re on the front of FoodBuzz! Congrats on advancing, can’t wait to see Round 3


Stacey (The Habit of Healthy) October 1, 2010

Oh my gosh that looks stupidly good. Sometimes I think you are just a kitchen genius!


Karen Bowers October 1, 2010

I’ll know in a few hours if they’re as yummy as you describe them. My son turned 12 today, and we’re celebrating with these!


Angela (Oh She Glows) October 1, 2010

Wow I hope you all enjoy!!! Happy birthday to your son :)


Anna October 1, 2010

Wow, these look so amazing. I’ve been trying to diet but as the weather gets colder I just want to bake bake bake. These are definitely on my ‘to eat’ list. I only moved to the US a year ago and discovered the joys of pumpkin!


Allison October 1, 2010

Now that October is here, I am in full-out pumpkin mode. Thanks for giving me something delicious to do on my Saturday morning/afternoon!
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Stefanie October 1, 2010

With your awesome photography skills these cupcakes look so good. I bet they tasted even better then they look. Those are going to be my treat to my parents next weekend. :)


Jami (Sensical Musings) October 1, 2010

I love the half brownie picture with the sun shine illuminating it. I.am.drooling!


Heidi October 1, 2010

I need to stop reading your blog while I’m hungry.. haha. These looks delicious, and your pictures are even better! I can’t wait for the leaves to change colors here, should be soon!


Katrina (gluten free gidget) October 1, 2010

I just died and went to heaven!


stacey-healthylife October 1, 2010

That looks like the best of both worlds. Look so moist and delicious.


katy @ a shot of life October 1, 2010

I can’t wait to make these!!!!


Dana October 1, 2010

I’m not sure about pumpking and chocolate but I dont think you’ll let me down ;)

Dana xx


Trish October 1, 2010

You. Are. Killing. Me! Holy Yum!!!

This is even worse because I am sooo hungry right now. I am still at work and can’t wait to get home and get me some food!!!


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