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Chocolate Zucchini Brownies

Chocolate Zucchini Brownies

 

chocolate zucchini brownies
Chocolate Zucchini Brownies by whatscookingwithruthie.com

 

Our zucchini plants are probably going just as crazy as all of yours!   It’s a little hard to spread all that zucchini around, right?  Here’s a fabulous Chocolate Zucchini Brownies to try 🙂

Of course, I had to skinny it up but a bit from the original recipe that I found along time ago off the back of a container of Nestle baking cocoa!  BUT, you won’t miss one little calorie because these bars are amazing…

Yield: 24

Chocolate Zucchini Brownies...

Chocolate Zucchini Brownies by whatscookingwithruthie.com

Ingredients

  • Brownies:
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 C canola oil
  • 1/4 C applesauce
  • 1 1/2 C sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 C flour
  • 1/2 C unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 C shredded zucchini
  • Chocolate Frosting:
  • 1/4 C butter, browned
  • 5 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa
  • 3 C powdered sugar
  • 1/2 C lowfat milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions

  1. Brownies:
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Spray with cooking spray and flour a 9x13 baking pan, set aside.
  4. In a large mixing bowl combine eggs, oil, applesauce, sugar, vanilla and mix until light and fluffy.
  5. In a separate bowl combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, salt, and mix well.
  6. Add flour mixture 1/2 C at a time to egg mixture, mix well, repeating until completely incorporated.
  7. Add zucchini, mix, pour batter into prepared pan.
  8. Bake 25-27 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  9. Let brownies cool about 15-20 minutes then pour on frosting, spread, and cool completely.
  10. Cut into 20-24 bars and enjoy!
  11. Frosting:
  12. In a sauce pan over medium high heat, brown butter until it is slightly browned and aromatic.
  13. Remove from heat.
  14. Add cocoa, mix well with a small wire whisk.
  15. Add 1 C powdered sugar at a time, add milk and vanilla, continue whisking until smooth.
  16. Pour over brownies as directed.

 

Chocolate Zucchini Brownies by whatscookingwithruthie.com

Combine batter as directed

Chocolate Zucchini Brownies by whatscookingwithruthie.com

Pour into prepared pan and bake 25-27 minutes

Chocolate Zucchini Brownies by whatscookingwithruthie.com

Brown butter over medium high, add remaining ingredients, cool

Chocolate Zucchini Brownies by whatscookingwithruthie.com

Slice and Enjoy!!

 

Chocolate Zucchini Brownies are moist and delicious AND an awesome way to use up some of those extra zucchini too!!

xoxo~ Ruthie

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  1. Jacquie says:

    This way I can eat as many as I want and not feel quilty right? They look delicous I hope it has the same frosting as your chocolate cherry cake! If not it might today!

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