Monday, October 1, 2012
Simply in Season - Zucchini Brownies
this very thoughtful surprise from a friend - complete with bookmark tabs of her favorite recipes. Thank you, Katie! I've had so much fun thumbing through the pages and have already tried out a few new things.
I had a huge zucchini from my neighbor ready to be used and this recipe peaked my curiosity. Yum! You could tell there was zucchini in the brownies if you were paying attention, but otherwise it just tasted like a dense, moist, chocolaty cake. My gingersnaps thought it was fun making a cake with zucchini and had the idea to put chocolate chips and butterscotch chips on top. Why not?!
1 cup flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/3 cup cocoa
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2-3 cups zucchini, shredded
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/2 cup oil
1 tsp vanilla
1/2-1 cup semisweet or mint chocolate chips
1/2 cup nuts, optional
Combine flours, cocoa, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Stir in zucchini.
In separate bowl, combine egg, sugars, yogurt, oil, and vanilla. Beat with a fork. Stir into zucchini mixture. Spread evenly into greased 9x13-inch pan. Sprinkle chips and nuts (if using) on top of batter.
Bake in preheated oven at 350 until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 35-40 minutes.