{Healthy} Chocolate Zucchini Brownies
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When I first heard of the idea of using zucchini in brownies, I sorta scoffed initially… and then I was very intrigued! Now, I am a definite convert and will use zucchini in all brownie recipes. See, the secret is that zucchini has a lot of moisture in it, so when you add zucchini to the brownie mix, you get all the moisture you need without needing to add butter, oil, or other unhealthy fats! It’s perfect, because you are getting a serving (or two) of veggies… in a BROWNIE! Yes, this is a good thing!

If you’re wondering, the recipe only calls for a few ingredients, and if you have everything in your kitchen already, you could be chowing down on this scrumptious treat in no time! And these brownies taste rich and fudgey, just like the real thing!

{Healthy} Chocolate Zucchini Brownies

Healthy Chocolate Zucchini Brownies

Healthy Chocolate Zucchini Brownies

Ingredients:
1 cup shredded zucchini
1 cup flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1 tsp. baking powder
powdered sugar, for topping

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Using a mandoline, shred the zucchini!

Chocolate Zucchini Brownies

Chocolate Zucchini Brownies


2. In a mixing bowl, combine the zucchini, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and chocolate chips.
Chocolate Zucchini Brownies

Chocolate Zucchini Brownies


Chocolate Zucchini Brownies

Chocolate Zucchini Brownies


3. Pour the mixture into a greased baking dish.
Chocolate Zucchini Brownies

Chocolate Zucchini Brownies


4. Bake for 13-17 minutes, until brownies start to crackle and darken. Top with some powdered sugar.
Chocolate Zucchini Brownies

Chocolate Zucchini Brownies


Serve immediately.
Chocolate Zucchini Brownies

Chocolate Zucchini Brownies


Feel free to top with some whipped cream! Enjoy!
Chocolate Zucchini Brownies

Chocolate Zucchini Brownies


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 September 1, 2015  Posted by

6 Responses to “{Healthy} Chocolate Zucchini Brownies”

  1. I was intrigued by the thumbnail pic and title over at My Favorite Things. I’m going to try this. Not only is there no fat, but little or no sugar–two things I’m trying to eliminate from my diet! This looks great.

  2. I totally pinned this! It sounds so delicious! :)

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  3. wow, this is truly a great recipe, gotta see if i can pass this one over on the kids! thanks so much for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

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