Sunday, March 11, 2012

Zucchini Brownies

Zucchini Brownies

1/2 cup canola oil
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2 cups zucchini, shredded
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)

6 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup butter
2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.

2. In a large bowl, mix together the oil, sugar and vanilla until well blended. Combine the flour, 1/2 cup cocoa, baking soda and salt; stir into the sugar mixture. Fold in the zucchini and walnuts. (Mixture will be very dry.) Press evenly into the prepared pan.

3. Bake for 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until brownies spring back when gently touched. Remove from the oven and let cool.

4. To make the frosting, melt together the cocoa and butter; set aside to cool. In a medium bowl, blend together the powdered sugar, milk and vanilla. Stir in the cocoa mixture. Spread over cooled brownies before cutting into squares.

Makes a 13x9 pan of brownies.


  1. I'm guessing these turned out to be delicious, or else you wouldn't have posted the recipe...?

  2. from Lorena:
    Sounds good! Do you think they'd still be tasty on their own without the frosting?

  3. They'd probably still taste good without the frosting. They are pretty mild. It's the frosting that makes them so sweet, it tastes almost like fudge.