Posted on | August 1, 2011 | 74 Comments
Yes, you read right I mentioned the words healthy and zucchini in connection with brownies. These brownies are super delicious, and you won’t even have the slightest idea that they are have been prepared with zucchini! They are filled with chocolatey goodness and believe me, you won’t feel bad eating these guys. Well, unless you eat them all at once…
Here’s why they are “healthy”: whole wheat flour is used; the oil is substituted with applesauce; lots of cocoa powder is added for some healthy antioxidants; and two cups of shredded zucchini… This has to be good for you…
And the best of it all, they taste absolutely incredible. These brownies are super moist and rich in chocolate… A must-try!!!
- 2 eggs
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup / 200 g sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup / 60 ml applesauce
- 1 cup / 150 g whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup / 45 g unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground cardamom
- 2 cups (about 300 – 320 g) grated zucchini
- 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350°F / 175°C.
In a bowl, combine the eggs, vanilla extract, sugar, salt, and the applesauce.
Sieve the flour and the cocoa powder into another bowl. Add the baking soda, the cinnamon and the cardamom. Mix well.
Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture and combine until the dry ingredients are mixed in well.
Add the grated zucchini and the chocolate chips. Mix once more.
Pour the brownie batter into a greased 8 x 8” / 20 x 20 cm baking tin or something with similar dimensions.
Bake at 350°F / 175°C for 30 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out somewhat clean.
Allow to cool completely in the pan.
Source: slightly adapted from Food + Words