Zucchini Brownies


The first time I had zucchini brownies was when I had just started working in my first dental office in Panama City. One of the ladies had brought us in a little afternoon sugar fix of freshly baked brownies. They were the moistest brownies any of us had ever had. But we noticed little green flakes everywhere. We all looked at each other with “that look” and immediately called the lady who had brought in the brownies to find out what the little green specs in the brownies were. We were relieved it was just some fresh zucchini and immediately begged her for the recipe. She said it was a secret, and wouldn’t share.

A few years later I started researching different zucchini brownie recipes and eventually came up with this one. It’s cake like, super moist, and uber chocolaty. And best of all it’s a great way to add a little nutrition to your sweet desserts while using up fresh and abundant garden zucchini.

I added this recipe, along with 5 more zucchini recipes at Tablespoon.com. You can find my Summer Zucchini Recipes there.

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Yield: Serves 8

Zucchini Brownies

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2 cups grated zucchini
3 whole eggs
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup AP white flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup vegetable or canola oil


Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Add eggs, brown sugar, white sugar, vegetable oil and vanilla extract to a large bow. Mix well.

In a separate bowl, sift together wheat flour, white flour and cocoa powder. Add to the first bowl and mix until just combined.

Pour brownie batter into a 8 x 8 baking dish. Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour, or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the middle of the brownies.

When done, remove from oven and let cool completely before slicing.

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  26 Responses to “Zucchini Brownies”

  1. Belinda @zomppa — September 9, 2011 @ 3:43 pm

    I could sure use a sugar fix like this now.

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  10. Water Test — September 12, 2011 @ 10:49 am

    My husband and I love brownies, and we love zucchini, so this would be a really interesting recipe to make for our family. They look good and would be healthier for us. Appreciate the recipe, will give it a try.

  11. Briony — September 12, 2011 @ 7:13 pm

    Hi – I am assuming AP flour means plain flour (no risings in it)? In Australia we have Plain Flour and Self Raising Flour. Looking forward to making these. Thanks for the recipe.

  12. Angie — September 12, 2011 @ 7:23 pm

    Yes all purpose flour without rise in it

  13. Monet — September 13, 2011 @ 9:48 am

    These look so thick and fudgey! So very good! Thanks for making my morning a little bit sweeter 🙂 I’m baking a batch of cookies and then heading to work. Sounds like a good start, huh? Much love and hugs from Austin!

  14. foodwanderings — September 15, 2011 @ 11:04 am

    I love the idea of a zucchini and a brownie and the snapshop looks wonderful.

  15. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — September 15, 2011 @ 1:29 pm

    yum! looks fabulous

  16. Kalyn — September 15, 2011 @ 3:51 pm

    Nice new look for your site, so clean and open.

  17. Tommy — September 15, 2011 @ 9:42 pm

    Are you sure that’s Zucchini… cuz…….. I have been fooled before

  18. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen — September 16, 2011 @ 3:32 am

    I’m laughing at the comment about you being worried about the green specks! lol You sure that wasn’t the secret 😉

  19. Feast on the Cheap — September 16, 2011 @ 6:53 pm

    Just recently got acquainted with zucchini brownies myself! So super moist, mine were actually more like a rich, gooey cake. My husband fell in love…and had no idea they were packed full of veggies

  20. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — September 17, 2011 @ 10:15 pm

    Funny story! I need to try these soon. My mother in law has given me a bunch of zucchini.

  21. marla {family fresh cooking} — September 18, 2011 @ 11:04 pm

    Love the look of these brownies 🙂
    Have you joined us at Project Lunch Box yet? This post would be a great link up

  22. JL — October 16, 2011 @ 6:47 pm

    When do you add the zucchini & salt?

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