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Zucchini Brownies


Rich and fudgy brownies with a delightful frosting. You'd never know they contained zucchini!













Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free


½ cup vegetable oil
or canola oil
1 cup sugar
white granulated
½ cup brown sugar, light
3 tablespoons espresso, brewed
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 x chocolate syrup
Hershey's, 1 good squeeze (optional)
2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
or regular all-purpose flour
½ cup cocoa powder
Dutch processed, unsweetened
1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
¾ teaspoon salt
2 cups zucchini
shredded finely/processed (do not squeeze)
½ cup walnuts
toasted, chopped
9 tablespoons cocoa powder
Dutch processed, unsweetened
6 tablespoons margarine
3 ½ cups powdered sugar
confectioner's sugar
¼ cup milk, low-fat
cup espresso, brewed
¾ teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350℉ (180℃). Grease and flour a 13" x 9" baking pan; set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, mix together the oil, both sugars, 3 Tbs. espresso, chocolate syrup and vanilla extract until well blended.

  3. In another bowl, combine the flour, ½ cup cocoa powder, baking soda and salt; stir into the sugar mixture.

  4. Fold in the zucchini and chopped nuts.

  5. Spread evenly into the prepared pan.

  6. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until brownies spring back when lightly touched. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.

To make the frosting:

  1. In a small saucepan, melt together the margarine and the cocoa powder; set aside to cool.

  2. In a medium-large bowl, blend together the confectioner's sugar, milk, espresso and vanilla extract.

  3. Stir in the cocoa mixture.

Spread evenly over the cooled brownies before cutting into squares.

NOTE: Can make one-half this recipe and bake in 8" or 9" square baking pan. Adjust baking time, if necessary.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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These brownies sound and look divine :) And love the idea of adding zucchini into the batter, which makes the brownies really moist and packed with goodness too!! Love the walnuts too, and the expresso in the frosting. Hmmm, definitely need to give those babies a go!

over 8 years ago

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 54g (1.9 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 23037% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 148mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Sugars g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 1% Iron 6%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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