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Chocolate Zucchini Brownies

 

Who doesn’t love chocolate or fudgy brownies? What if we could make brownies just a little healthier while still satisfying our desire for chocolate? These yummy Chocolate Zucchini Brownies gives you the best of both worlds!

 

healthy brownies

Zucchini squash is one of the most popular summer squashes in America. It is also one with very low calories; providing only 17 calories per 100 g. and contains no saturated fats or cholesterol. Zucchini is a good source of dietary fiber, potassium, and vitamin A and C. It also contains moderate levels of folates, B-complex group vitamins such as thiamin, pyridoxine, riboflavin and minerals such as iron, manganese, phosphorus and zinc.

shredded zuccini

Zucchini blossoms are also an edible delicacy and are similar to eating Fried Pumpkin Blossoms. In general, blossoms are picked during the morning hours when the blossoms are fresh, soft and open.

I love whenever a recipe incorporates healthy fruits or vegetables and this recipe is a great way to use any extra zucchini you may have on hand this time of year. When you take a bite of this fudgy brownie you will never know that it has zucchini in it. The zucchini adds valuable nutrients and helps make the brownies deliciously moist. 

To make zucchini brownies, simply combine the ingredients, pour into a greased 9 X 13 baking pan and bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes.  

healthy brownies

Once the brownies are finished baking, remove them from the oven and let them cool for about 15 minutes before cutting them. Top brownies with additional chocolate chips, chopped nuts and a sprinkle of powdered sugar on top. You can get creative with your toppings and other options are candy sprinkles, chopped Health Bits, shredded coconut, butterscotch or peanut butter chips, chopped almonds or walnuts, etc….

Chocolate Zucchini Brownies

15 minPrep Time

30 minCook Time

45 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • BROWNIES:
  • 2 cups grated zucchini
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 heaping tbsp cocoa
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour (GF Option: use gluten free flour blend)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/2 cup coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl combine zucchini, eggs and sugar.
  2. In a separate mixing bowl combine cocoa, flour, baking soda, cinnamon, powdered sugar, salt and vanilla.
  3. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients.
  4. Pour into a greased 9 X 13 baking pan.
  5. Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F oven for 30 minutes.
  6. Cool for 15 minutes before cutting them.
  7. Top brownies with additional chocolate chips, chopped nuts and a sprinkle of powdered sugar on top.
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When serving this yummy dessert, you can always add a dollop of vanilla bean or chocolate ice cream on the side or a dollop of whipped cream on top of each serving.

What other toppings would you add?

Happy eating!

Linda

For more zucchini recipes be sure to check out:

Healthy Gluten Free Zucchini Muffins

Healthy GF Zucchini Muffins

Simple Pan Fried Zucchini

Simple-Pan-Fried-Zucchini

Cream Cheese Zucchini Bread

gluten free zucchini bread

{ 14 comments… add one }
  • watermelonrush August 18, 2014, 4:40 am
    Oh boy that looks yummy! But zucchini, really? Something to try! =) Thanks for the recipe! By the way, visiting from SITS! Happy SITS day! =D My Profile
    • Blessed Beyond Crazy August 18, 2014, 11:06 am
      Yep. Zucchini actually makes these brownies super moist and delicious. Great way to add a little extra nutrition for the kiddos too. Thanks for stopping by!
  • Susan - ofeverymoment August 16, 2014, 8:59 am
    These look amazing. My zucchini got off to a slow start (automatic sprinkler system broke while we were away!) - but I am hoping to start harvesting some soon. Pinning this recipe to try. Happy SITS day! My Profile
    • Blessed Beyond Crazy August 16, 2014, 5:47 pm
      Hi Susan, Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you enjoy this recipe as much as our family does! Linda
  • Tammi Young August 15, 2014, 6:36 pm
    Happy SITS Day! These brownies look delicious! Zucchini is great in almost anything. These are definitely on my baking to-do list. Thanks for sharing :) My Profile
    • Blessed Beyond Crazy August 15, 2014, 11:54 pm
      Hi Tammi, I hope you like this recipe if you do decide to make it. I love recipes that incorporate fresh fruits and vegetables. Thanks for stopping by! Linda
  • Rachel Lavern@Online Biz Boomer Babe August 15, 2014, 11:15 am
    Looks good...but zucchini in brownies? Happy SITS Day! My Profile
    • Blessed Beyond Crazy August 15, 2014, 11:21 am
      Thank you!
  • Lana August 15, 2014, 10:22 am
    Great recipe! We have so much zucchini from our garden - I will be giving these a try. Happy SITS day! My Profile
    • Blessed Beyond Crazy August 15, 2014, 10:41 am
      Hi Lana, Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as my family does. It's so easy to whip-up and you would never know the zucchini is an ingredient. The zucchini makes the brownies super moist though. Thanks for stopping by! Linda
  • Amber August 15, 2014, 9:11 am
    Looks delicious! Happy SITS Day! My Profile
    • Blessed Beyond Crazy August 15, 2014, 12:08 pm
      Thanks Amber and thanks for stopping by! Linda
  • Susie (The Esthetic Goddess) August 15, 2014, 7:09 am
    This recipe sounds yummy and the pictures are mouth watering! I am saving it to favorites so I can test it out in the future! My Profile

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