Double Chocolate Zucchini Brownies

Total Time
45mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins

I found a recipe for zucchini brownies that claimed to be healthy, but it had 1/2 c. oil in it. I thought that was a bit too much, so I made up my own version--still rich, moist, and very chocolatey, but not so high in fat! I like to use whole wheat flour in cookies and brownies because I think it makes them moister, but if you prefer, you can substitute all or partly white flour. You can add nuts to this as well, if you like. A sprinkling of powdered sugar on top is a pretty finish. This is a great way to use up some of that abundance of zucchini--and to get your kids to eat some vegies! :)

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Beat sugar, oil, yogurt, egg, and vanilla together until smooth.
  2. Add flour through cinnamon and stir until a thick batter forms.
  3. Fold in the zucchini and chocolate chips. As the moisture from the zucchini soaks into the batter, the batter will soften a bit.
  4. Spray a 13 x 9 x 2 inch pan with cooking spray and pour the batter into the pan.
  5. Bake at 350°F for 25 - 30 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out mostly clean.
  6. Cut into squares and enjoy!
Most Helpful

I used plain yogurt and then just added a 3rd tsp of vanilla extract to mine. I used half whole wheat/half white flour and they came out with no problem. They were pretty good, but not as fudgy a brownie as I was looking for. I frosted them with a nice chocolate buttercream and that satisfied the chocoholic in me!

Rachie P August 10, 2010

Very moist! My husband and I loved them.

Aims018 September 28, 2009

These are wonderful!! My only complaint is that the dough is kinda hard to work with--even after adding the zucchini--but a bit of "spreading" in the pan helped smooth them out. I used half brown sugar, 1/2 Splenda, 1/2 whole wheat & white flour (I didn't think hubby would go for all whole wheat but I may try that next time!). I also used mini choc chips. Baking time was right on--about 25 min. They are moist & tasty! Thank you for sharing!!

LUVMY2BOYS August 14, 2009