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Friday, July 15, 2011

Zucchini Brownies

It has been ages since I have tried a zucchini brownie recipe. The last time the recipe was a failure! The texture and taste were just horrible. The kids couldn't believe that I had wasted chocolate that way.
I had a zucchini left over that was on its last 24 hours. So, I decided to give it another go.
My Verdict: Simple Delish!

1/2 applesauce(or vegetable oil)
2 C. shredded zucchini(squash works well too) ---------->
1 1/2 C. sugar                                                    
2 tsp vanilla
2 C. flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1 1/2 tsp baking powder                                                     
1 tsp salt                                                                                  

6 Tbsp Cocoa
1/4 cup butter
1/4 C milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
2C confectioners sugar

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9X13 baking pan.
2. In a large bowl, mix together the applesauce, sugar and 2 tsp vanilla until well blended. This is the product when vegetable oil is used.

3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, 1/2 C cocoa, baking soda and salt. Stir into sugar mixture.The mixture will resemble a cookie pie crust mixture.
4. Fold zucchini into chocolate mix.
     HINT: The water/liquid from the zucchini should be enough to turn this into the correct brownie batter consistency. If there is not enough liquid, just add small amounts of milk until the proper consistency is reached.

Spread mixture evenly into pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in preheated oven until brownies spring back when gently touched. All to cool completely.

5. To make frosting: melt together 6 Tbls of cocoa and the butter. Set aside to cool. In a bowl, blend together confectioners sugar, milk, and 1/2 tsp vanilla. Stir into the cocoa mixture. Spread over cooled brownies before cutting them into squares.

                                  6.   Enjoy

1 comment:

  1. I think I'm gonna try this today! I have two zucchinis sitting on my counter that are on their last leg. Gotta hurry up and use them before its too late! Thanks for the recipe!