Zucchini Brownies

zucchini brownies

I recently tried out a local produce delivery service (which was pretty fantastic, but to be honest they gave me way more than I could handle!) and my box came with a few zucchinis. So of course I had to think of some way to add sugar to them and bake a delicious treat. Zucchini bread has been done, so I found this zucchini brownies recipe instead. 

The reviews claimed that these brownies are fudgy and delicious. However, because I made a few alterations, mine came out more like a very moist cake (still delicious though!). I did a small grate for the zucchini so I’m not sure if it was that using more zucchini and less “air” in my measuring cup) or the fact that I subbed out the 1/2 vegetable oil for 1/4 cup avocado oil and 1/4 cup applesauce. Despite being very dark brown (almost burnt looking) they aren’t super strong with a chocolatey flavor either. I added about 1/3 cup chocolate chips to the recipe because I love chunks in brownies. 

zucchini brownies

Onto the recipe!

Zucchini brownies
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  1. 1/4 cup avocado oil
  2. 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  3. 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  4. 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  5. 2 cups all-purpose flour
  6. 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  7. 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  8. 1 teaspoon salt
  9. 2 cups grated zucchini
  10. 1/3 cup chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9x13 inch baking pan with coconut oil spray.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the oil, applesauce, sugar and 2 teaspoons vanilla until well blended.
  3. Combine the flour, 1/2 cup cocoa, baking soda and salt; stir into the sugar mixture. Fold in the zucchini and chocolate chips. Spread evenly into the prepared pan.
  4. Bake for 28 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven, until brownies spring back when gently touched.
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