Yes, this is another dessert recipe. Yes, it contains a decent amount of zucchini. Don’t judge it ’til you try it! I will never get tired of eating chocolate. It completes a meal for me, in whatever form, usually ice cream. So it totally makes sense for a second posting about a chocolate dessert.
This recipe was not an easy sell to Alexa, let me tell you. Vegetables in brownies? Yeah it didn’t look good at first. Somehow when this cooks, the zucchini seemingly disappears. I don’t know how it happens. There are no chunks of zucchini in the brownies. You are left with a super moist, delectable chocolate treat.
I had read a few recipes on Pinterest. I wanted to do more than just make ‘veggie brownies’. I also made this recipe dairy free and vegan; unless you add in the dark chocolate chips, which I HIGHLY recommend doing. If someone just handed me this brownie, I would not believe there is any zucchini in it. It satisfies your sweet tooth and also gives you a serving of vegetables. Now that’s a win! I dare you to try something different and make these this weekend. You will not be disappointed.
12 Servings – 10 min. prep – 55 min. cook time
About 90 calories per brownie
2 Cups grated Zucchini, (no need to drain excess water)
½ Cup applesauce
1 Cup cocoa powder
1 cup brown sugar
2 tsp baking soda
1.5 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
½- 1 cup dark chocolate chips, your preference
- Heat oven to 350 degrees. Use a 9 x 13 in pan, grease or use non-stick spray
- Finely grate the zucchini into a bowl. Do not drain, will help to keep the brownies moist
- Mix in apple sauce with zucchini
- Add all dry ingredients in a separate bowl: cocoa powder, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Mix well
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet. Mix thoroughly
- Add in chocolate chips if desired. Mix and pour into greased baking pan
- Bake in the oven for about 55 minutes
- Cool, cut, and enjoy!