Fudgy Zucchini Brownies with Chocolate Chunks
Fudgy zucchini brownies with chocolate chunks and nuts. Rich, moist, and puff up a bit like a cake but has a perfect fudge-factor - you know something is good in there but you can’t see it!
- 2 C flour
- 1/2 C cocoa unsweetened, I use Dutch
- 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 3 C zucchini, grated loosely packed, about 2 medium zucchini
- 1/2 C unsalted butter, or oil
- 1 1/2 C sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 egg
- 1/4 C coffee prepared
- 1 C chocolate chunks or chips
- 1/2 C chopped pecans or walnuts optional
Preheat oven 350f
Prep a 9x13" cake pan with parchment and spray with non-stick spray or rub with a light coat of oil or butter to prevent sticking. Set aside.
Combine dry ingredients. Set aside.
Grate the zucchini. Enough for 3 loosely packed cups. Set aside.
In a medium-large bowl, beat softened butter (or oil) with sugar. Add vanilla, egg, and the coffee and beat until thoroughly combined. The mixture will lighten and increase in volume.
Add the dry ingredients in 2 batches. The batter will be very thick. Then add then fold in the zucchini. Batter will be stiff.
Stir in the chocolate chunks & nuts. Reserve some of each to sprinkle on the top.
Add the batter to the pepared pan, spread evenly. Then top with reserved nuts and chocolate.
Bake at 350f for about 30 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean. Avoid over-baking. Let cool, slice & serve.
Calories: 192kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 3gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 241mgPotassium: 120mgFiber: 2gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 212IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 13mgIron: 1mg