Zucchini Brownies

"These decadent brownies have a full-serving of vegetables plus plenty of vitamins and fiber thanks to the shredded zucchini mixed into the batter. Recipe is from a local magazine. The number of servings really depends on the size they are cut."
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Ready In:
1hr 10mins




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees; grease and flour a 9x13-inch pan or spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Shred the zucchini into a large bowl of salted ice water.
  • Let sit for 30 minutes; drain well.
  • Mix butter and sugar.
  • Add vanilla and egg and beat until smooth.
  • Add drained zucchini.
  • In another bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and cocoa powder.
  • Add the chocolate morsels and nuts, if desired.
  • Fold wet and dry ingredients together until just blended.
  • Pour into the prepared pan and even out with a spatula.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes.
  • Cool completely before cutting into squares.

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  1. Brooke the Cook in
    These babies were very moist, yes, almost decadent. Although I have decided that I prefer them warm over room temperature. I didn't have the walnuts so I couldn't add them, but I think they would be a wonderful addition! Made for Newest Zaar tag. **Update, I made these on Sunday afternoon and by Wednesday morning they were moldy, maybe they should be stored in the fridge?
  2. karky
    I think these are pretty easy and also very tasty! I made 2 batches, because when I seeded and chopped up my zucchini, I ended up with 4 cups worth. I also had a lonely banana on the cupboard, so I cut it in half and mashed it into each batch. I didnt have any chocolate chips, but I did have some Hershey's chocolate syrup so I drizzled it over the top before I baked it. In the 2nd batch, I added the last of a jar of peanut butter, maybe 1/3 of a cup. I think the chocolate peanut butter brownies are my favorite.
  3. kerrbear
    Still up to my ears in zucchini-- I made these again!! They were really good and moist. I only cooked them for 25 minutes.
  4. ladystrange
    Haven't made yet. Was wondering if I could use white chocolate chips since my hubby is allergic to chocolate. What else could I use instead of cocoa powder?
  5. Chef Two Hearts
    This is a great recipe. The flavor is awesome. My brownies turned out cakey but fell apart more than I wanted. I followed the recipe EXCEPT I didn't melt the butter - I creamed it. So maybe that did it. Or perhaps a second egg would hold it together better. In any case, I'm going to have a LOT of fun trying out what works better and eating my delicious mistakes. Thanks for the recipe!


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