Amazing Zucchini Brownies

Amazing zucchini brownies are a delicious way to use up that extra zucchini from the garden!

Amazing Zucchini Brownies |

Yep.  Another zucchini recipe.  Hey! My zucchini plants are producing like crazy and they’ve got to go somewhere :)  If I haven’t yet convinced you with the Zucchini Carrot Oatmeal Cookies or the Chocolate Zucchini Cake that yes indeedy, zuchinni (hehe that rhymes!) DOES belong in desserts – let me try again with Zucchini Brownies.  These brownies are rich, delicious, and you would never know that there was zuchinni in them unless you really looked hard for it.  The 2 CUPS of zucchini that go into this recipe are what make this brownie so moist.  The mini chocolate chips melt into sweet little pockets of chocolate that add to the fudgy, gooey consistency.  I’ll be the first to admit that the batter isn’t super appealing but it bakes up beautifully!

Now you’ve got a couple of options.  You can serve the brownies plain – they are super delicious – sweet and rich all on their own.  Or you can up the ante and sprinkle on some powdered sugar.  This makes them super pretty…


Or you can be a little naughty and spread on some chocolate frosting and maybe sprinkle with some nuts and mini chocolate chips…


Amazing Zucchini Brownies
  • 2 c flour
  • ½ c unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¾ c mini chocolate chips
  • 1½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 c zucchini, finely grated
  • 1 Tbls vanilla extract
  • 1¼ c sugar
  • ¼ c applesauce
  • ¼ c vegetable oil
  • nuts (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Add in the chocolate chips and stir until evenly distributed in the dry ingredients.
  2. Grate the zucchini using a fine grating surface (smaller opening). Combine the applesauce, oil, sugar, vanilla, and shredded zucchini and stir until blended. (You can use all applesauce or all oil if you want. Using all applesauce will affect the texture of the brownie slightly but there are nutritional benefits so your call!)
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir until combined. If you want to add nuts, fold in ½ cup of nuts here. (Walnuts or pecans would be great.) Spread into a lightly greased and cocoa powdered 9x13 baking dish. You will have to spread the batter. No pouring here :) It's very thick. Bake for 20-25 minutes - do not over bake!
  4. Now you've got a couple of options. You can serve the brownies plain - they are super delicious - sweet and rich all on their own. Or you can up the ante and sprinkle on some powdered sugar. This makes them super pretty...
  5. Or you can be a little naughty and spread on some chocolate frosting and maybe sprinkle with some nuts and mini chocolate chips...

 Amazing zucchini brownies are a delicious way to use up that extra zucchini from the garden! So incredibly moist and delicious!|

And there you have it!   Another yummy way to use up all that zucchini :)  What’s growing in your garden?

If you have a zucchini situation similar to mine (i.e. too much!), check out these other zucchini recipes:


Zucchini Carrot Oatmeal Cookies


Zucchini and Green Chile Quiche


Chocolate Zucchini Cake

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  1. I’m hungry. I have zuchinni. And it’s shredded already!

  2. I just picked two huge zucchini from my Mom’s garden today!! I have so many different recipes I want to try, including these yummy brownies!! The frosting is a must.

  3. Oh my yes. I LOVE zucchini brownies. These look amazing!

  4. Wow…I love how fudgey those are!!! I need to find someone with some extra zucchini because I want those in my life!!!

  5. You know I didn’t think you could mix these two together but the way you pull it off makes it look so tasty! I just found your blog through the simply link party!

    Love and Whimsy

  6. Never thought of zucchini brownies!! Gonna have to try this one!! I’d love to have you link this up to Tasty Thursdays on The Mandatory Mooch. It’s a new linky party starting today. Hope to see you there. Thanks, Nichi

  7. These look so good!! And since they have zucchini in them, they’re completely healthy right? ;) I’ll have to try them out and when I do, I’ll feature them on my blog and refer back to you! Thank you for the yummy recipe!

  8. I am so trying this! Sounds amazing! My kids will probably devour it all before I get a bite though. The love chocolate and zucchini bread so this is right up their alley. Found you on the Craft Blog Stalker blog hop!

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  9. They look fantastic. I’m excited to try out anything with zucchini in them. :) Megan

  10. These look awesome! How much sugar do you put in? It’s not listed in the ingredients, but it’s listed it in the directions part. Thanks!

  11. These sound delicious! My mom has always made zucchini bread, which I love, but with chocolate involved, this recipe sounds even better. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Love this! Especially the version with chocolate frosting and nuts on top! Going on my zucchini Pinterest board now.

  13. OHhhhhh my goodness! I need to try these! I still haven’t made your zucchini cookies, so now I have to decide which yummy thing to make first! :)

  14. Great post. I found you via the Tuesday Talent Show from Chef in Training
    I have linked a pizza I did with leftover roast chicken. Have a good week.

  15. Looks so good! I bet the zucchini makes it really moist…mmmm!

  16. Holy Zucchini Brownies, those look amazing!

  17. They look so yummy and I have a WHOLE LOT of zucchini to use up. These are a definite must try! Thanks for sharing.

  18. Made these tonight with low expectations (I was VERY skeptical of this no-egg-squash-filled brownie recipe) and these -without question- are the BEST cakey brownies that I have ever had. I served them plain with a small scoop of oreo ice cream. My whole family and my dinner guests agreed that they were delicious and the surprise on their faces when I told them that an entire medium zucchini was in their dessert was even better! My only complaint about this recipe is that the brownie batter does not contain egg and therefore gets spooned into my mouth in large quantities.

  19. I love your zucchini creations! I am making these for my friends on saturday!!!!

  20. Thanks for all the awesome zucchini recipes!

    We’d love for you to share at our Finished Friday Link-up.

  21. Someone in my office was JUST asking about zucchini recipies…I’ll have to pass this along! I’ve done similar things with pumpkin puree, but never zucchini. Can’t wait to try it.

  22. I made the brownies with a little twist, they turned out delicious!! A hit at my house for sure!

  23. Thanks for all the recipes. I have planned my weekly menu for next week thanks to you! Also the zucchini recipes, I have 3 plants growing with tons of zucchini and now have different things to do with it!!

    Thanks so much :))

  24. These brownies are so good! they are vegan but the best part is they are butter free. Am going to make them tomorrow.
    Anusha recently posted..Coconut Cardamom Cookie Recipe| Eggless Cookies

  25. Hey there
    We dont get Zuchinis easily here in Mumbai ,I picked 2 last weekend and have been wondering what to do with when I came across these recipes.Thanks buddy once again for sharing.God Bless and enjoy yr sunday!!

  26. These look amazingly delicious! Always looking for ways to make my addiction to baked goods a little healthier for me! Going to make these tonight :)

  27. We LOVE these brownies. In fact, my 8 year old tells everyone that they are his most favorite food, ever! That’s high praise because my kids love food! My only comment is that for some reason, I always have to bake them for at least 33-35 minutes instead of the recommended 20-25. Otherwise I end up with a molten lava cake, which is delicious, but not what I’m going for. Thanks for the delicious recipe. I look forward to making them every summer :)

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