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Healthy Zucchini Brownies

Double Fudge Brownies With a Secret Ingredient

Holy decadent dessert! No one will be able to guess that there are veggies in these brownies — all they'll taste is soft and moist chocolate bliss.

Instead of grating the zucchini, it's pureed, resulting in a smoother consistency. Even the most keen of taste buds won't be able to detect that there are veggies in all that double chocolatey goodness.

These melt-in-your-mouth moist, rich, and fudgy brownies taste so sinful, you'll be amazed that they're vegan and just over 150 calories. Aside from the fiber, potassium, and vitamin C offered by the zucchini, the dark chocolate is also full of antioxidants.

Vegan Zucchini Double Fudge Brownies

Vegan Zucchini Double Fudge Brownies

Healthy Zucchini Brownies

Ingredients

  1. 1 tablespoon flaxmeal
  2. 3 tablespoons water
  3. 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  4. 1 cup raw sugar
  5. 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  6. 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  7. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  8. 1 small zucchini
  9. 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  10. 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  11. 1/4 cup dairy-free chocolate chips (I used Ghirardelli semi-sweet)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 9"x13" pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the flax meal with the water and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, stir the dry ingredients together (flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt).
  4. Place the zucchini in a food processor, and puree it as much as you can. Add in the oil and vanilla extract, and puree until smooth. Stir in the flaxmeal mixture.
  5. Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl of dry, and mix until a thick batter forms. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool for at least 15 minutes before cutting.
  7. Enjoy as is if you prefer a soft, cake-like consistency, but for a classic chewy brownie-like texture, wrap cut brownies in foil and freeze for at least an hour. Enjoy right out of the freezer.

Source: Calorie Count

Nutrition

Calories per serving
155
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Mary15579280 Mary15579280 3 years

These taste pretty good, but the reason I wanted to make them was because they're supposedly a low calorie option. I followed the recipe exactly, and they came out to 182 calories a serving (for me, 12 pieces), and I mean, these are TINY servings. So it's completely not worth it calorie-wise for me.

dianaamoon dianaamoon 3 years

Does anyone know or have an opinion about substituting coconut oil for the EV olive oil?

ZornitsaA ZornitsaA 3 years
The zucchini should be raw or cooked?
HeidiFourie15328 HeidiFourie15328 3 years
Could you use raw honey instead of sugar?
Emily-Bibb Emily-Bibb 3 years
I can't wait to try these!
murdocklover murdocklover 3 years
How can it be called Vegan if it's calling for Whole Wheat flour?
nikkisoda nikkisoda 3 years
I have zucchini is my fridge that I've been wanting to use. Perfect, thank you!
Lizzie-Fuhr Lizzie-Fuhr 3 years
Yum these look amazing!
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