Zucchini Brownie

Dark Chocolate Zucchini (or Sweet Potato) Brownies

Serves 12
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 45 minutes
Total time 55 minutes
Allergy Milk, Peanuts, Soy, Tree Nuts, Wheat
Dietary Gluten Free, Paleo
Meal type Dessert
Misc Child Friendly
Healthy dark chocolate paleo brownies made with either zucchini or sweet potatoes. I have a lot of zucchini in my garden in the summer so I freeze it grated. In the winter I thaw the frozen grated zucchini and pour out any water that has formed (I don't squeeze the zucchini dry, I just pour out the extra liquid). Great way to use that zucchini!

Ingredients

wet

  • 3 cups zucchini (freshly grated)
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cups raw honey
  • 1/2 cup walnut oil ((could substitute grape seed or melted coconut oil))

dry

  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons coconut flour

dry (Optional)

  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon

Note

Healthy dark chocolate paleo brownies made with either zucchini or sweet potatoes.  I have a lot of zucchini in my garden in the summer so I freeze it grated.   In the winter I thaw the frozen grated zucchini and pour out any water that has formed (I don't squeeze the zucchini dry, I just pour out the extra liquid).  Great way to use that zucchini!

Directions

Step 1. Mix together all the wet ingredients (the vegetable, eggs, honey and oil). In a sifter combine the dry ingredients (baking soda, cream of tartar, cocoa powder and coconut flower) and sift the dry ingredients into the wet mixture stirring occasionally.
Step 2. Pour the mixture into a well-greased 9x9 or larger baking pan (the larger dish will back more evenly, but will create flatter brownies - I like to use a 2.2 Qt/2L dish). I use butter to grease the pan and they come out easily from the pan when done. Coconut oil also works.
Step 3. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-50 minutes; till the center bounces back when gently depressed.
Step 4. You can serve the brownies once cool or top with your favorite treat: melted honey, melted chocolate chips or a bar or frosting for a real special treat (Betty Crocker Rich and Creamy is made with sugar and palm oil, not high fructose corn syrup and hydrogenate oil).
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