Thursday, July 23, 2009

Zucchini Brownies

It must be zucchini time as I just pulled up the blog and there was Chris's recipe for zucchini cupcakes. I tried these brownies this morning to see if I had a new way to use the zucchini from our garden. (I actually don't have any zucchini yet but know that warmer areas are in the season). I used frozen zucchini that I did last year. I will add this recipe to my zucchini bread and zucchini cake group. It is more of a cake brownie and although the icing is very good, it was a little too much for me. Not much of a sweets person. Next time I will make a bit less.

I found this recipe on Kara's Kitchen Creations blog.

Zucchini Brownies

1 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup oil
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups grated zucchini
2 cups flour
1/3 cup cocoa
1 1/2 tsp soda
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
Whisk sugar, oil, vanilla, and zucchini till blended. Stir in remaining ingredients. Spread into a greased 9x13" pan. Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes or till toothpick comes out clean. Frost with chocolate frosting.

3 Tbsp melted butter
2 Tbsp cocoa
2 cups powdered sugar
2-3 Tbsp buttermilk or milk
dash of salt
1 tsp vanilla
Stir together butter and cocoa till smooth. Beat in remaining ingredients, adding milk till it is the consistency you like.


  1. Question!! With this recipe, do you peel the zucchini before shredding? I never know if you should or not.

  2. The zucchini I used was frozen and had been peeled. If you don't want green specks in your brownies or whatever, peel it first.


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