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!
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!).
Watch how easy it is to make Zucchini Brownies in this short video!
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.
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.
Can I make my Zucchini Brownies double chocolate?
Yes! Always yes to chocolate. If you toss in a handful of chocolate chips to the batter, that will be a nice addition. Or when the brownies come out of the oven, you could replace the frosting in the recipe with white chocolate chips on top of the brownies shortly after they come out of the oven. They would get nice and melty and smooth over the brownies simply for a nice white on dark look.
Can I use another vegetable besides zucchini in my batter?
There’s several vegetables that are perfect to add some healthy bites into your dessert. Besides zucchini, chopped up spinach and grated carrots would do the trick as well! Just substitute one of them into the batter for a different twist on your brownies.
Can I add my vegetables into a boxed mix of brownies?
That is an easy substitute for this recipe. Just follow the directions on the box, toss in your grated vegetables and bake them. Enjoy every bite without focusing on needing to get your vegetables eaten!
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!