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Zucchini Brownies

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Zucchini Brownies

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 (optional)

Note: There are no eggs in this recipe. It adds to the fudgy texture of the brownies. 

Frosting (optional)

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

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. In another bowl, combine the flour, 1/2 cup cocoa, baking soda and salt, and add to the sugar mixture. Fold in the zucchini and walnuts.

Don’t worry if the batter seems dry at this point, the zucchini adds moisture as it cooks.

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; mix throughly with a whisk and 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.


1 Elsie { 08.19.15 at 9:41 pm }

Very delicious! Followed the direction and was surprised how moist the brownies came out. Made this recipe twice and was asked to make it again. Thanks for sharing. 😊

2 Susan Higgins { 07.16.15 at 4:48 pm }

Thank you, Laura Thompson!

3 Laura Thompson { 07.16.15 at 2:36 am }

we have lived by Farmers Almanc all my life love it

4 Patty { 07.15.15 at 3:21 pm }

made these – but I added a couple of eggs as the ‘batter’ was extremely dry….think they forgot something on the recipe….

5 Joyce { 07.14.15 at 10:55 pm }

Looks good!!

6 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.

7 Rose { 07.22.14 at 4:52 pm }

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

8 SUSAN BUHLER { 07.22.14 at 12:22 am }

Love Baking.
Looks real good, gotta try it!

9 Jenn { 08.27.12 at 7:33 am }

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

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