Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Fudgy Zucchini Brownies (Grain Free)

When I first decided to go grain free and low carb the first thing I thought was "what about dessert?!" It's not like we are a family that eats dessert every night, but somehow the thought of not having yummy, chocolaty desserts made me feel a bit depressed! So I made it my goal to find a way to still have delicious desserts that were healthy as well and with out using any kind of refined ingredients! My favorite brownie has been one from Elana's Pantry, until last night! I came across a recipe on Pinterest for zucchini brownies and immediately wanted to try them out. After tweaking the recipe a bit I came up with the BEST brownie! Not just the best grain free brownie, but the BEST brownie ever! It is so moist and chocolaty and fudgy (which I don't think is even a word, but you get the point)!

Fudgy Zucchini Brownies:
Adapted from Delighted Momma's Flourless Zucchini Brownies

1 Cup Cashew or Almond Butter (I used cashew)
1 1/4 Cups Finely Shredded Zucchini (skin on is fine)
1/4 Cup High Quality Dutch Processed Cocoa
1 Egg
1/3 Cup Raw Honey or Agave
2 1/2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
1 Teaspoon Baking soda
Pinch of Salt
3/4 Cup Dark Chocolate finely chopped, or Dark Chocolate Chips (I used a combo of both)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients (reserving 1/4 cup of Dark chocolate or chocolate chips) in a large bowl and mix well until combined. Line 9x9 baking dish with parchment paper and pour batter into baking dish. Sprinkle 1/4 cup dark chocolate chunks or chips on top.

Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Enjoy! Let me know what you think!


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    1. I wash it, cut off both ends and shred it using the fine shredding side on my box grater. Once it's baked the zucchini is not noticeable from the rest on the brownie, it kind of melts in! These are really good, hope you enjoy them!

  2. Yummy-Yum-Yum I didn't have cashew or almond butter so I used coconut butter. They came out tasting like a mounds candy bar except moist and gooey. Will definately make again.