Zucchini Brownies

Zucchini-Brownies

Brownies! Who doesn’t love a rich, chocolate brownie?!! These little gems are made with zucchini. My kids told me this is the best zucchini they have ever eaten….hmmm, I need to work on some more zucchini recipes!

Zucchini Brownies 2

The zucchini gives these brownies a moist texture AND some nutrition. Zucchini is low in calories, (thank goodness as I am pairing it with chocolate chips!) rich in vitamin-C, fiber, and some folate. I love the versatility of this vegetable. Savory to sweet. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert! These brownies will become your new favorite!

1/2 cup applesauce
2 T. flaxseed meal mixed with 6 T. water, let sit for 5 minutes to “gel”
2 t. vanilla extract
1 cup coconut palm sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 medium zucchini
2 cups sorghum flour
1 1/2 t. xanthan gum or guar gum
1 t. sea salt
1 1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 cup gluten-free/dairy-free mini-chocolate chips (I recommend Enjoy Life Brand)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Add applesauce, flax “eggs”, vanilla, sugar, cocoa, and zucchini in a high-powered blender.
Blend until smooth.
Add flour, salt, and baking soda to batter. Pulse until fully incorporated.
Pour into a greased 9 x 13 baking pan (or line your pan with parchment).
Sprinkle chocolate chips on top of the batter, if desired.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool before cutting. Enjoy!

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