Easy Zucchini Brownies Recipe {VIDEO}

These are the BEST Zucchini Brownies you'll ever make! Super moist, flavorful and chocolatey and topped with a creamy-dreamy frosting. This is the best way to use up zucchini from the garden!

Zucchini Brownies

My boys are THE pickiest eaters, which is the most ironic thing in the world considering how anti-picky I am. I have to shove veggies into the most unlikely places in order to get them into those little (growing) bodies. Healthy Breakfast Muffins, Healthy Breakfast Cookies and Fruit and Spinach Smoothies are a few of my tricks. I also love using our juicer to add kale, cucumbers and carrots to apple juice (my boys LOVE this juice!).

Also on occasion I add veggies to baked goods, like with this Blueberry Zucchini Bread and now these to-die-for Zucchini Brownies. I kept having to hold my tongue when I talked about them because if they would've known they contained zucchini, they wouldn't have helped me finish off the pan. So we just refer to them as BROWNIES (with eyebrows raised high) in our house.

Zucchini Brownies

And don't you find it strange that certain vegetables actually taste inCREDible when thrown into baked goods? It's kinda crazy if you think about it. By themselves, they really cannot be described as having a fantastic flavor, but add them to a pan of brownies and magic happens. And I love me some food magic.

Zucchini Brownies

I have to tell you a little bit about the frosting on these Zucchini Brownies because ohhhhhhhhh my goodness it is creamy and dreamy and completely irresistible. I promise that nobody in their right mind would be able to take one frosting-ed bite and walk away willingly. That, my friends, is an impossible feat.

If you find yourself with zucchini growing out of your ears, please consider making these super easy, delicious brownies. Your family, your guests, your neighbors.. everyone will thank you.

Thanks for being here, friends. Have a wonderful weekend!

Zucchini Brownies
Yield: 12

Easy Zucchini Brownies

prep time: 15 minscook time: 30 minstotal time: 45 mins

These are the BEST Zucchini Brownies you'll ever make! Super moist, flavorful and chocolatey and topped with a creamy-dreamy frosting. This is the best way to use up zucchini from the garden!

ingredients:

  • 1 cup salted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 small or 2 medium zucchini, shredded and patted dry to remove moisture (equals ~2-3 cups shredded)
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and coat a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray. Using a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or a large mixing bowl with a hand mixer), combine the butter, sugar, egg, sour cream and vanilla extract and beat on medium speed until creamy and free of lumps.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Mix well. Gradually add to the butter-sugar mixture and beat on medium speed until just combined. Fold in the shredded zucchini.
  3. Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish and spread evenly. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool.
  4. In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine the peanut butter and chocolate chips. Heat in 30-second intervals, stirring after each, until mixture is creamy and free of lumps. Spread evenly over the cooled brownies, cut into squares and serve!
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