Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins

This one recipe has enough difference to make it worth posting. It's modified from a Girl Scout Cook Book. The cinnamon makes a big difference and I like adding those special dark chocolate chips.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven 325 degrees.
  2. Greased a 9x13 baking pan.
  3. Beat applesauce, sugar, eggs, vanilla till smooth.
  4. Add next five ingredients; mix well.
  5. Add zucchini.
  6. Fold in nuts and chips (optional).
  7. Spread into greased pan.
  8. Bake 40-45 minutes.


Most Helpful

Yum! I increased cocoa to 1/2 cup and reduced sugar to 1-1/2 cups so I wouldn't feel as guilty about adding chocolate chips. :D I baked in muffin cups, so they baked much quicker and only took about 30 minutes (and probably could've gone a little less, maybe 20-25 mins.). I got 24 muffins w/o nuts and 1 pan of 4-5 smaller muffins w/nuts out of the batch.

jimnyo September 11, 2012

I baked it in an 11x14 pan too - and I'm glad I did. I wouldn't have had enough for 2 9x13. Also I added a little bit more applesauce since the batter was too thick, I thought. I wouldn't call them brownies though - they're more cake-like than a brownie. But they're easy, healthy and a great way to get the kids (and hubby!) to eat zucchini. I'll definitely be making these again - great for school snacks. (I didn't add the nuts because our school is nut-free).

KLV September 26, 2006

I really liked this recipe because it did not use any oil...the applesauce was the replacement. I made this in an 11 x 14 pan instead of two pans. Took the same time to bake. I think that the cinnamon and applesauce were the key to this! Thanks for a GREAT recipe.

mary winecoff July 09, 2006

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