Zucchini Brownies

Whose going to all that zucchini eat it?? Not me! Can I have a brownie?
Double Chocolate Zucchini Brownies
Serves 9

5 ounces bittersweet dark chocolate, chopped
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 egg whites (I used one egg.)
1 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cups all-purpose flour or oat flour, plus 1 tablespoon for flouring the pan
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice
1 1/2 cups shredded zucchini, (about 1 large zucchini)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or almonds (optional)
Non-stick cooking spray
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 8×8-inch baking pan with cooking spray and sprinkle with the one tablespoon of flour. Shake the pan until the flour evenly coats the inside of the pan. Place chocolate in an ovenproof dish and place in the oven, 5-6 minutes until just melted. Or place chocolate in microwave (30 seconds to 1 minute) until melted. Cool slightly.
In a large bowl, mix together the oil, egg white, sugar, vanilla and melted chocolate until well blended. Stir in the flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt, cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice. Fold in the zucchini and nuts. Spread evenly into the prepared pan.
Bake for 25-30 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the center of the pan. Cool completely in the pan and cut into squares. Store in an air-tight container for up to 3 days. (I bake mine for 40 min.)
292 calories each serving without nuts

1 comment:

Lindsay said...

Delicious! T was craving another one. I have been too. You can't even tell it has zucchini in it (side note: isn't it funny how some ingredients we exclaim about the wonder of NOT tasting them? Hehe.)
So good!