Zucchini Brownies

August 09, 2016
Fudgy brownies made with zucchini and topped with a dreamy, whipped chocolate frosting..

This summer, for the first time, we are involved in a local CSA. If you are unfamiliar, a CSA is a way to purchase shares of vegetables from a farm in your area.  Anyway, it's something we've wanted to do in the past, but, haven't had a chance. The ones in our area fill up rather fast or they cost a small fortune to enroll. We were finally able to sign up at a local farm in our area a few months ago. The sign up cost was in our budget and it's really close to home. We get a dozen farm fresh eggs and a variety of veggies every two weeks.  It's been so great.

We all get to try out some new veggies ( turnips were not a hit!) and I don't have to worry about buying them at the grocery store.  Everything is local and fresh.  I'm so glad we did it.


The past few weeks, our CSA box has been overflowing with zucchini and squash. I've been making casserolesbread, muffins and now, brownies.

My friends, these brownies are really fabulous. Fudgy and ever so chocolaty. Oh, and the frosting? Um..it's heavenly.  It's so fluffy and it's so easy to make. Too easy. You may just want to make the frosting all by itself and eat it with a spoon easy. It's good stuff.

If you have a good batch of zucchini in your kitchen, this is the perfect way to use it!

Enjoy :)

Zucchini Brownies

Ingredients

  • FOR BROWNIES:
  • 1/2 cup white flour
  • 1/2 cup wheat flour
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup shredded zucchini
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • FOR FROSTING:
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
Instructions
  1. FOR BROWNIES:
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 x 13 baking dish.
  3. In a bowl, whisk together flours, cocoa powder and baking powder. Set aside.
  4. In a mixing bowl, beat together sugar and eggs. Add in melted butter, zucchini and vanilla. Mix well.
  5. Gradually, add in flour mixture and beat until just combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
  6. Pour batter into pan and bake for 25-30 minutes.
  7. FOR FROSTING:
  8. In a saucepan or in microwave, melt chocolate chips until smooth. Set aside just until they are room temperature.
  9. In a mixing bowl, beat butter until fluffy. Slowly add in powdered sugar and vanilla. Then, drizzle in cooled chocolate and beat until fully combined and fluffy.
  10. Frost on cooled brownies.
Yield: 12-15
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 30 mins.
Cook time: 00 hrs. 30 mins.
Total time: 60 mins.

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Frosting Adapted from Mel's Kitchen Cafe




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