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Pumpkin Choc Chip Slice

Pumpkin slice

This pumpkin choc chip slice is a beautiful healthy option for the kids. I was thinking of making chocolate brownies but I was hoping to make something a bit healthier! As I was roasting some pumpkin for dinner I thought why not make something with some of the extra pumpkin. And I can’t skip the chocolate so I came up with this and added choc chips. This is quite yummy and not too sweet!

Ingredients

  • 500g pumpkin raw (300g cooked)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 150g butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar (200g)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup plain flour (130g)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon ground
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg ground

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius fan forced.
  2. Cut up pumpkin into around 3cm chunks and roast in the oven for around 40 minutes until cooked and soft. (Make sure it doesn’t burn!) Note I did this the night before and just kept in the fridge until I was ready to make the slice the next morning.
  3. Line a brownie baking tray with baking paper.
  4. Melt butter and sugar for 1 minute in the microwave and stir to combine. (Lazy i know as this should probably be done on the stove!)
  5. Blend pumpkin, butter and sugar, eggs and vanilla in a stick blender until smooth.
  6. Transfer to a large mixing bowl and add sifted flour, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  7. Stir gently until just combined.
  8. Fold in chocolate chips until just mixed through.
  9. Transfer to baking tray and bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes until testing stick comes out clean.
  10. Cool in tray for 10 minutes.
  11. Transfer to wire rack to cool.
  12. Cut into small squares and serve. Enjoy!