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!
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.
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.
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….
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?
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