Who says healthy eating was always boring? I love to prove that notion wrong. I try to find innovative ways of mixing veggies in my food so that my kids can have them without frowning. They feel they are eating their favorite food and I feel happy that they are having veggies along with what they like. I have mixed an interesting ingredient ,Zucchini, in a chocolate cake…. :D
So this is what happens when you send ur hubby to get groceries, I was not well and asked Mr R1 to get veggies from the store . I saw a bag full of zucchini … when I asked him why did u get so many… he said I had written it in my list …instead of 2 zucchini he got 2lb :P
So now I had to use this beautiful summer veggie in different ways …
After using a few in Zucchini Sabzi, Zucchini chips, Zucchini tots, I tried searching a few recipes on internet and I got excited about this one.
This is so good that I highly doubt you or anyone you served these to could ever guess the secret ingredient. Like so good that I will definitely be making them the next time I need a quick brownie fix, whether I have a fridge full of zucchini or not.
Now I haven’t baked with zucchini , but nothing could have prepared me for how little I tasted it in these brownies. 1 cup were grated into the batter and yet the texture is just regular brownie fudgy-ness without any sign of a vegetable. It’s almost like they dissolved right into the batter resulting in a super moist, fudgy, chocolatey deliciousness.
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil / canola oil/olive oil
- 1/2 cup raw sugar
- 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup finely grated zucchini (about 1 medium zucchini)
- 2-3 tbsp butter
- 2 tbsp unsweetened Dark cocoa powder
- 1/2cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 – 4 tbsp milk
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 9×13 baking dish, and set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine sugar, oil, and vanilla. Stir in flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.
- Mixture will be dry and crumbly. Stir in zucchini until batter has the texture of a thick brownie batter.
- Spread in prepared pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack.
- To make frosting, melt together butter and cocoa powder in the microwave oven . Stir in powdered sugar and vanilla. Add milk a tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is reached. Spread frosting over cooled brownies.