Zucchini Brownies

"It is easy to sneak in healthier ingredients because the chocolate covers it up! Options: use half splenda half sugar, add 1/2 c chopped nuts, use all purpose flour. After cooled, top with "Chocolate Frosting for Zucchini Brownies", also on Food.com. I personally like them fine without the frosting, but they are good with it as well. Personal choice. http://www.food.com/recipe/chocolate-frosting-for-zucchini-brownies-461602"
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Ready In:
1 9x13 pan




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease and flour 9x13 baking pan (I use glass and just spray Pam).
  • In a large bowl, mix together the oil, sugar, and vanilla until well blended.
  • Add eggs and mix until blended.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.
  • Stir into the sugar mixture.
  • Fold in zucchini (& nuts if you wish; I pureed zucchini so it was undetectable, but just shredded is fine, it blends in for the most part).
  • Spread evenly into prepared pan.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes in preheated oven, or until brownies spring back when gently touched.
  • Cool & frost, if desired.

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  1. snsacks
    Great recipe! The brownies are a little lighter, more cakelike, than a traditional scratch recipe but still moist and tender. I took a shortcut with the frosting - simply sprinkled about 6 oz dark chocolate chips on top during the last minute or two of baking, then spread them like frosting. Definitely a keeper!
  2. mommymakeit4u
    Awesome brownies!
  3. Boomette
    These brownies are great! So moist. And full of chocolate flavor. With the frosting it's the best. We can't notice the whole wheat flour in it. I reduced the sugar by half. I shredded the zucchinis. I made half the recipe in a 8 x 8 inch pan. Next time I'll use parchment paper in the bottom of the pan so it's easier to remove the brownies. Thanks herbiechic :) Made for PAC Fall 2011


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