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Zucchini Brownies

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Zucchini Brownies

Ingredients:
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups shredded zucchini
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Frosting:

6 Tablespoons cocoa powder
1/4 cup butter
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1/4 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease and flour a 9” x 13” baking pan. In a large bowl, combine the oil, sugar and 2 teaspoons vanilla and mix until well blended. Combine the flour, 1/2 cup cocoa, baking soda and salt and add to the sugar mixture. Fold in the zucchini and walnuts. Spread the batter evenly into the pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until brownies spring back when gently touched.

To make the frosting, melt together the 6 tablespoons of cocoa powder and butter; set aside to cool. In a medium bowl, blend together the confectioners’ sugar, milk and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Stir in the cocoa mixture. Spread over cooled brownies before cutting into squares.

12 comments

1 hollyr87 { 08.17.14 at 12:54 pm }

made them twice. my batter is wet but extremely thick have to really spread it around in pan. the first time came out kinda like cake so second time I added just a little more oil and came out more like brownies. Everyone loved them both ways. gone with in a day

2 Anne { 08.10.14 at 3:09 pm }

So glad I read the other comments first! I reduced flour amount to 1.75 cups, and added one egg to the sugar mixture. When I mixed in dry ingredients, it had the consistency of a very stiff cookie dough. My zucchini gave it the moisture it needed. Farm fresh, picked yesterday. It had the consistency of brownie dough and tasted delicious (I snitched!) when I poured it into the pan. Sprinkled choc chips on top; no need for icing :)

3 Cheryl Digman { 08.08.14 at 5:01 pm }

Ok, I said I’d come back to let you all know how adding the eggs turned out. I added 3 eggs and my brownies do not look like the ones in the picture above. Mine look more like a cake and the frosting turned out really runny. Everything tastes delicious, just looks nothing like the picture above…..

4 Cheryl Digman { 08.08.14 at 2:18 pm }

I’m really surprised to see there are no answers to any of these questions on here! This is a real problem…I’m making these brownies right this minute and I’ve put all of these ingredients together to make this, so called batter and all I got was this crumbly, chocolate stuff that looks like a chocolate, graham crust, you’d press into the bottom of a pie pan. I came on here hoping to find a cleared up recipe for people but since there is not one, I guess I will add that if you like cake like brownies, people, I’d add two eggs to make a batter. If you like chewy brownies then add three eggs. That’s what I’m going to do anyway and will come back and let you all know how they turn out. SMH

5 Carol { 07.30.14 at 12:25 am }

I am making these right now. They are not making anything that could be considered batter – moist, but crumbly. Is the amount of oil correct? Should I add eggs?

6 Melissa { 07.27.14 at 9:37 pm }

Didn’t do the icing (I just don’t like icing on brownies) and substituted dark chocolate chips for walnuts. So rich and moist! Husband didn’t even realize zucchini was in it! Yum!

7 Dena McAllister { 07.25.14 at 6:48 pm }

I made these and the result was so dry and crumbly it would not spread into a pan. I added 2 eggs and it came out more cake like. Maybe I should have added water? If any one else tries these I am interested in your results.

8 Emma Tuttle { 07.23.14 at 9:40 pm }

I want to try this. Won’t feel so guilty eating brownies knowing it has a veggie in it.

9 Char White { 07.22.14 at 11:49 pm }

The cocoa amounts don’t add up. Is it 1/2 c. for brownies and 6 Tbsp. for frosting? That’s more than 3/4 c. total. Thanks.

10 Rose { 07.22.14 at 4:52 pm }

Sounds good plus sneaky way to get veggies in the kids.

11 SUSAN BUHLER { 07.22.14 at 12:22 am }

Love Baking.
Looks real good, gotta try it!

12 Jenn { 08.27.12 at 7:33 am }

This sounds SO GOOD. Cant wait to try it. Thanks!

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