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!
- 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
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius fan forced.
- 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.
- Line a brownie baking tray with baking paper.
- 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!)
- Blend pumpkin, butter and sugar, eggs and vanilla in a stick blender until smooth.
- Transfer to a large mixing bowl and add sifted flour, cinnamon and nutmeg.
- Stir gently until just combined.
- Fold in chocolate chips until just mixed through.
- Transfer to baking tray and bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes until testing stick comes out clean.
- Cool in tray for 10 minutes.
- Transfer to wire rack to cool.
- Cut into small squares and serve. Enjoy!