I have fallen in love with zucchini, mainly with my recipe of zucchini chips, click here for recipe. I bought some zucchini to make the chips, and I ended up having extra left over. I remember making a brownie a while back, and it called for zucchini. So I quickly got onto pinterest, and looked for a recipe. I found a couple, picked a few things from each recipe, and made my own recipe. I made this for my small group, and all of the brownies were gone! No one could even tell that zucchini was in this brownie! Success!
Start out with eggs and sugar. I love taking pictures of food falling into my kitchen aid bowl. The sugar falling reminds me of a waterfall. Add in the vanilla and applesauce, mix until combined.
Combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt into a strainer, and sift into a bowl. If you have a sifter feel free to use that…I just don’t have one.
Combine the dry ingredients with the wet, and mix until just incorporated, but do not over mix.
Peel and then shred the zucchini. I shredded mine with my Ninja salad shooter. My ninja is my second favorite kitchen gadget, my absolute favorite is my kitchen aid!
Add the zucchini and chocolate chips. Fold them into the batter.
At first when you fold it will look like this, and a lot of green will pop though. But don’t worry, because…
After it sits for just a little bit, the green zucchini will start to blend in and be the color brown. Put batter into a pan and bake. (This picture is lighter than it should be…the sun popped out from behind the clouds, and hit the bowl, so the light was like a flash off of the camera.)
Slightly under bake the brownies. I do this with all my brownies just so they will be very moist. Let them cool, cut, serve, and then enjoy! These are so delicious by themselves they don’t even need frosting!
Note that the zucchini is not even noticeable once cooked, and the moisture the zucchini gives to the brownies helps them stay soft for a long time!