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.
- 1 tablespoon flaxmeal
- 3 tablespoons water
- 1 cup white whole wheat flour
- 1 cup raw sugar
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 small zucchini
- 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup dairy-free chocolate chips (I used Ghirardelli semi-sweet)
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 9"x13" pan with cooking spray.
- In a small bowl, mix the flax meal with the water and set aside.
- In a large bowl, stir the dry ingredients together (flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt).
- 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.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl of dry, and mix until a thick batter forms. Stir in the chocolate chips.
- Bake for 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool for at least 15 minutes before cutting.
- 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
- Desserts, Brownies
- 15 servings
- Cook Time
- 20 mins
- Calories per serving