Pumpkin Brownie Pudding with Peanut Butter Sauce

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Sometimes I come up with really wacky interesting ideas for recipes. This one got me a few weird looks from my friends and family, but I’m used to that. Once they tried it they were convinced – gooey chocolate brownie pudding with peanut butter sauce is the BOMB, and the pumpkin just makes the texture deliciously fudgey and awesome!

(And no, you can’t taste the pumpkin. Promise.)

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This recipe was our family’s ‘We finished GAPS*, let’s celebrate!!!’ treat… It’s made from ingredients allowed on the Full GAPS diet, but just a word of warning: it is definitely a ‘treat’ recipe! It’s very rich so you only need a little bit. Share with your friends. (Just don’t tell them there’s pumpkin in it until they’ve tried it. Ha ha!) 

We were going to put this in our new cookbook, Life-Changing Food, but we decided we had enough chocolate in there and we added another main meal instead.  (So grown-up of us, huh!) 😉 We hope you enjoy it!!

*Note: In case you’re wondering, on October 1st it was two years since we started GAPS Intro. We are still sticking close to GAPS though, with just a few transitional foods; it works for us and we feel best eating this way. You can find out more about our GAPS journey here.

Tips for making an awesome pudding:

– Make sure you use a nice, ripe, butternut pumpkin/squash, as it has the right texture and taste for this recipe – other types of pumpkin just don’t seem to give the same result. And especially don’t use an unripe pumpkin as it won’t taste nice. If you’re not on GAPS, you can use orange sweet potato instead of pumpkin – it’s delicious too!

Pumpkin Brownie Pudding with Peanut Butter Sauce - Quirky Cooking

– Adjust sweetness to taste, and if you aren’t on GAPS you can use another sweetener if you prefer, like coconut sugar, coconut nectar, or pure maple syrup. Just remember that the batter will always taste a bit sweeter than the cooked pudding.

– Use roasted, salted peanut butter for best results – you can either make your own, or buy one with only two ingredients – peanuts and salt. If you use unsalted peanut butter, adjust the amount of salt in the recipe to taste. Both brownies and peanut butter sauce need salt to bring out the flavour. If you can’t have peanuts, use roasted almond butter instead.

– The gelatine powder is optional, I just like it because it makes the texture a bit firmer without being dry.

– Serve either warm or cold – both are delicious! If you’re serving cold, you may want to warm the sauce up a little and whisk it again until smooth, as it can sometimes separate slightly, and it thickens in the fridge. Add a little more coconut milk or cream if you want a thinner sauce.

Pumpkin Brownie Pudding with Peanut Butter Sauce
Gluten free, grain free, egg free, GAPS - with dairy free, vegetarian and vegan variations
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  1. 200g butternut pumpkin, peeled, deseeded and cut into 2cm pieces
  2. (or 200g orange sweet potato, peeled and cut into 2cm pieces)
  3. 140g coconut milk
  4. 1/2 tsp vanilla powder or extract
  5. 80g honey
  6. 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
  7. 1 Tbsp gelatine powder (opt)
  8. 70g unsalted butter or 60g coconut oil, plus extra for greasing pan
  9. 100g peanut butter
  10. 170g almond meal
  11. 40g cacao powder
  12. 1/2 tsp bicarb soda
  13. 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  1. 120g peanut butter
  2. 70g coconut cream
  3. 20g butter or coconut oil
  4. 40g honey
  5. ½ tsp vanilla powder
  6. ½ tsp sea salt
  7. 70g water
  8. Cream or coconut cream to serve (optional)
Thermomix Method
  1. Preheat oven to 170C and grease a square baking dish with butter or coconut oil (or line with baking paper).
  2. Place pumpkin into TM bowl and chop 8 sec/speed 5. Scrape down sides of bowl.
  3. Add coconut milk, vanilla, honey, salt, gelatine, butter or coconut oil and peanut butter, and cook 12 mins/100C/speed 2.
  4. Add almond meal, cacao powder, bicarb soda and vinegar and blend 30 sec/speed 6.
  5. Pour mixture into lined dish and cook for 35 mins, or until a skewer inserted in the centre of the pudding comes out clean.
  6. Place all the sauce ingredients into the TM bowl and cook 4 mins/100C/speed 2.
  7. Serve pudding with sauce drizzled over, and a spoonful of cream or coconut cream if desired.
Conventional Method
  1. Preheat oven to 170C and grease a square baking dish with butter or coconut oil (or line with baking paper).
  2. Finely chop pumpkin in a food processor, or grate with a grater.
  3. Place pumpkin into a saucepan and add coconut milk, vanilla, honey, salt, gelatine, butter or coconut oil and peanut butter. Cook over med-low heat for 10-15 mins, until mixture is well-cooked.
  4. Add almond meal, cacao powder, bicarb soda and vinegar, and blend with a stick blender, or in a blender or food processor.
  5. Pour mixture into lined dish and cook for 35 mins, or until a skewer inserted in the centre of the pudding comes out clean.
  6. Place all sauce ingredients into a saucepan and simmer over med heat for 5 mins. Add a little more water if sauce gets too thick.
  7. Serve pudding with sauce drizzled over, and a spoonful of cream or coconut cream if desired.
  1. Store in fridge for up to 1 week, or freeze for up to 4 months. Sauce is best made as needed as it will thicken in the fridge, but can be rewarmed and thinned out with a little coconut milk if needed.
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  1. Sam says:

    Hi, this sounds great. Do you think it would work with almond butter instead of peanut butter?

  2. Irena Macri says:

    This sounds really good! I actually just mixed up some pumpkin puree with nut butter and cinnamon yesterday and thought how delicious of a sauce or pudding it would make, so this hits the nail on the head. Can’t wait to try xx

  3. Fiona says:

    What is the texture of the pudding batter supposed to be? I used sr flour instead of almond meal and it went really solid and elastic, I added more coconut milk to get more moisture but it made no diff. And I couldn’t tell if it was cooked properly or not. So I’m not sure about the pudding but the sauce was amazing!

    • QuirkyJo says:

      Hi Fiona! 🙂 Using SR flour would have certainly changed the consistency of the batter as 170g flour to almond meal is a much greater volume (thus the ‘solid’ batter). The gluten in the flour would explain the elasticity. Glad you loved the sauce. Hopefully you’ve been able to try the pudding again. xx

  4. barbara says:

    hello i’m wondering what i could use instead of almond meal please?

  5. Janice says:

    I loved this pudding! The one day I added some choc chips onto it when I reheated some leftover pudding and sauce. It’s just yummy yum yum!

  6. Noelene says:

    Could this recipe be used to make muffins to use as individual serves as a dessert?

    • QuirkyJo says:

      Great question Noelene! The pudding is very wet so perhaps could be cooked in silicone moulds or individual ramekins instead. Just reduce the cooking time of course! 🙂

  7. Pam says:

    This looks so yummy but I don’t have any almond meal! Could I use Coconut flour instead?

    • QuirkyJo says:

      Sorry for the late reply Pam! Have you made this recipe yet? You could use coconut flour instead but would need much less than the almond meal (say maybe 40g) and the texture would be different as well. Let us know if you try it. xx

  8. Celeste says:

    What would it be like without the cacao? My daughter can’t have that

  9. Wai says:

    Fantastic, and gluten free! Going to have to try it out this weekend. Thanks

  10. Tyson says:

    This SOOOOO tasty, i’m a chocolate nut and was skeptical BUT just cooked this up using sweet potatoes and i’m in heaven!!

  11. ainslee says:

    what do you think this would be like without the honey? i’m not allowed any sugar, fruit or seetnwers in a trial for undermethyltaion

    • QuirkyJo says:

      Hmmm, good question Ainslee. The pudding might still be ok if using sweet potato instead of pumpkin. Not sure about the sauce though. Did you end up giving it a try? xx

  12. Sharon says:

    Hi, I follow the KETODiet, LC/HF, lifestyle. I am also a new TM 5 owner and I live in America. Thermomix is quite new here! I find lots of KETODIET recipes, but, extremely few of these recipes adapted to the Thermomix, unfortunately. . I am not good at adapting recipes myself to be used in the TM, either. I suck at things like that. I did happen upon your son’s YouTube videos and am thankful for those. He does a great job by the way. You should be very proud. I look forward to seeing more recipes in the future on your site and your son’s YouTube videos that I may be able to use within my KETODiet and my TM5. Thank you!

    • QuirkyJo says:

      Hi Sharon and WELCOME! 🙂 Learning the TM takes time…you’ll get better at adapting recipes the more you use your TM. Thanks for your kind comments regarding Isaac’s videos…so glad you have found them useful, I will pass on your feedback. xx

  13. Natalia says:


    Is that using conventional oven or fan forced.

    Can’t wait to make it 🙂


  14. Vanessa says:

    HI Jo,

    I made these and absolutely loved them, as did many others. Unfortunately the YP i made them for doesn’t like Peanut butter and could taste it in there :O .. I was surprised. Do you think i could swap the peanut butter for eggs or what would you suggest? (Also trying to make it lunch box friendly for nut free schools) 😉

    • QuirkyJo says:

      Hi Vanessa! 🙂 You could try replacing the peanut butter in the pudding with 2 eggs and the almond meal with freshly ground pepita meal (for nut-free school version). For the sauce, replace the peanut butter with seed butter. xx

  15. Vanessa says:

    Just wondering if the peanut butter could be substitituted in the actual brownies for something else ? Eg eggs

  16. Michelle says:

    Can I use cows milk instead of coconut milk?

  17. Sally says:

    I made this tonight. Halved the honey. 2 eggs nil peanut butter. 40g coconut flour nil almond meal. Used couple strips cooking choc, nil cacao. Nil gelatine (only cause mine was out of date, would prob use next time). Sprinkled with dark choc bits. No sauce – can’t do at school, so why bother – lol. Yummy! Will test on miss 10 tomorrow, but confident it’s a winner

  18. Kath says:

    Hi Jo, I would like to make this without coconut. What can I use in place of coconut milk and coconut cream?

  19. Cassandra says:

    This was magnificent! I substituted the coconut oil for macadamia oil and soya milk for the coconut milk. I cut it into portions and froze it and hv just eaten one after dinner, having warmed it up in the oven first. Simply divine 😀😀

  20. Leah says:

    Made this and loved it!! Then I ran out of peanut butter and cacoa powder soooo I created a blonde version: Substitutes: 2 sml carrots and half a cup of pineapple for the pumpkin, tahini for the peanut butter and desiccated coconut for the cacao. Turned out perfect!! Thank you again for the inspiration x

  21. Lyn says:

    Hi Jo,
    I have noticed that there are no eggs in this receipe. Is that correct?

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