One Bowl, No Egg Fudgey Brownies

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One Bowl, No Egg Fudgey Brownies

This One Bowl, No Egg Fudgey Brownies  is a very special recipe to me because my daughter has some friends who are allergic to eggs. Now I’m not talking “break out in hives” allergic, I’m talking “Mama brings me a red medical bag and epi-pen when they come to play” allergic. So I always enjoy finding special recipes for treats that they can have.

This is my one bowl brownie recipe, but with a distinct difference because of what I substitute for the eggs. If you tasted them, you’d never believe me – canned pumpkin! I know it sounds crazy, but 1/4 cup of canned pumpkin is an excellent stand in for a single egg in recipes, which is just one more reason to keep a can in your pantry. In this recipe, 3/4 cup of pumpkin is an excellent stand in for three eggs and yields a brownie that is dark and rich with the same fudgey texture as before. This is my own recipe, but you can also visit for more recipes that will showcase the versatility of canned pumpkin. 

I use this  from-scratch one bowl brownie recipe often. It is a dark chocolate brownie, which is what my Katy and her friends love. Today, I’ll be adding in chocolate chips but just last week I made them with peanut butter chips. Of course, you can leave the chips out entirely as well, it’s all up to you! Ooh, pecans would be lovely…

One Bowl, No Egg Fudgey Brownies

You’ll need: butter, white sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, salt, canned pumpkin, cocoa powder, flour, and chocolate chips. 

One Bowl, No Egg Fudgey Brownies

 Place butter in a medium mixing bowl and microwave until melted, being careful not to let it get so hot that it pops. Add in all other ingredients except chocolate chips. Stir until well combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Spread into a greased 8×8 baking dish. 

See how fast that was? Bake this at 350 for about 30 minutes. 

One Bowl, No Egg Fudgey Brownies

 Allow to cool before cutting (if you want them to hold their shape, if you just want a hot ooey gooey brownie, go for it!) and then serve. 

Enjoy your fudgey eggless brownies! 

One Bowl, No Egg Fudgey Brownies

This One Bowl, No Egg Fudgey Brownies recipe has a distinct difference because of what I substitute for the eggs. If you tasted them, you'd never believe me
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brownies
Servings: 4
Calories: 404kcal


  • 3/4 cup butter 1.5 sticks
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar light or dark
  • 3/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray bottom and sides of 8x8 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a medium, microwave safe bowl, place butter and microwave at 45 second intervals, stirring after each, until melted. Be careful not to let it get too hot because it will pop. you can also do this in a saucepan on top of the stove if you like.
  • To mixing bowl, add everything but the chocolate chips and stir by hand with a large spoon until well combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Spread into baking dish and bake at 350 for about 30-35 minutes, or until somewhat firm in the center (it will still be soft, but not gooey).
  • Allow to cool before serving and enjoy!


Calories: 404kcal
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  1. I just became allergic to eggs since paying $2.49 for a dozen yesterday! :O So I’ll be using this recipe for sure. If you happen to have or develop other eggless recipes, I hope you’ll publish those, too. I love your site.

    God bless!

  2. Hey, Christy,
    I made this yesterday, and stirred well, plus baked it for another, oh, 15 minutes, (five mins. at a time) because it was too soft in the center every time I took it out. Finally gave up and took it out and still was way too gooey in the center. Which I could live with. But oh my goodness, this was waaaay bitter!

    I thought maybe I shouldn’t have used unsweetened cocoa powder, and checked your photo to make sure that was right. I’m not sure that a cup of white and a cup of brown sugar are ENOUGH!

    Nothing made me sadder than sliding that dish of brownies down the drain! Anyone else have this problem?

    1. oh my goodness, my heart just stopped! I hate wasting food and I’m so sorry this recipe didn’t work out for you and left you disappointed. I would have put some sweet icing on it and fed it to my family, lol. It is a dark chocolate brownie, so it will have that dark chocolate taste that some people consider a little bitter since it isn’t as sweet as chocolate. I know the dark chocolate taste isn’t for everyone (I used to not be a fan myself but my daughter converted me!) so that is why I mentioned it in the post. I’m sorry it wasn’t for you!
      As for being gooey in the center, you are the second person to mention that and it sounds like an oven temperature problem. Either your oven or my oven is cooking a bit hot and needs to have cooking times adjusted downward to compensate. Last I checked my oven was cooking fine but that was over a year ago so I will pick up a thermometer next time I am at at the store and give it a check again just to make sure. I haven’t noticed any cooking times of other things I make being off but better safe than sorry!

      1. i Just checked and this has not firmed up at all and has a bubbling layer of what I can only assume is the oil on top, but the rest of the batter hasn’t set at all! I did use homemade pumpkin purée which I have cooked with before in bread and such and it worked just fine. I just poured off the liquid and the rest of the batter was sliding and mushing around in the pan. What could be wrong?

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