Zucchini Brownies 2

Tastier and Healthier Zucchini Brownies

Zucchini brownies that will make you wonder if you have ever used a zucchini the right way.  Personally until this recipe became a regular in my household, I wouldn’t use vegetables in any desserts.  That’s probably because its a freaking VEGETABLE, they belong on salads and as a compliment to the main meal so your plate had some more color.  But now my mind has been opened! I can see the potential in hiding a zucchini in a tasty and very chocolaty dessert.  That being said…

This recipe is for serious chocolate lovers only.  I know the title of this post is about a “healthier dessert” but the reality is that there is so much chocolate smothered into, and on top of this little square piece of heaven, that any flavor of zucchini is completely overpowered by the cocoa.  What would I do without chocolate…

AuthorCarley KnutsenDifficultyBeginner

Brownies
 ½ cup Oil
 1 ½ cups Sugar
 1 Egg
 2 tsp Vanilla
 2 cups Flour
 ½ cup Cocoa
 1 ½ tsp Baking Soda
 1 tsp Salt
 2 cups Shredded Zucchini
 1 tbsp Water (if mixture is powdery add up to 1/4 cups hot water)
 ½ cup Walnuts (optional)
Frosting
 3 tbsp Cocoa
 ¼ cup Soft Butter
 2 cups Powdered Sugar
 ¼ cup Milk
 ½ tsp Vanilla

Brownies
1

Whisk flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt together; set aside. In separate bowl mix the oil, sugar, egg, and vanilla. Add dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Fold in zucchini and walnuts. The batter should be crumbly, not powdery. If the consistency isn't quite right, add extra water. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.

Frost
2

Combine the butter, cocoa, and powdered sugar. Add the milk and vanilla, mixing until smooth, then spread over the cooled brownies.

Ingredients

Brownies
 ½ cup Oil
 1 ½ cups Sugar
 1 Egg
 2 tsp Vanilla
 2 cups Flour
 ½ cup Cocoa
 1 ½ tsp Baking Soda
 1 tsp Salt
 2 cups Shredded Zucchini
 1 tbsp Water (if mixture is powdery add up to 1/4 cups hot water)
 ½ cup Walnuts (optional)
Frosting
 3 tbsp Cocoa
 ¼ cup Soft Butter
 2 cups Powdered Sugar
 ¼ cup Milk
 ½ tsp Vanilla

Directions

Brownies
1

Whisk flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt together; set aside. In separate bowl mix the oil, sugar, egg, and vanilla. Add dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Fold in zucchini and walnuts. The batter should be crumbly, not powdery. If the consistency isn't quite right, add extra water. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.

Frost
2

Combine the butter, cocoa, and powdered sugar. Add the milk and vanilla, mixing until smooth, then spread over the cooled brownies.

Tastier and Healthier Zucchini Brownies

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