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Delicious Zucchini Brownies Recipe

These chocolate Zucchini Brownies are packed with flavor and it’s the perfect dessert for anytime! Super simple ingredients for an amazing treat.

What are Zucchini Brownies?

Chocolate Zucchini Brownies are a delectable treat that’s not only rich and chocolaty but also surprisingly moist and healthier. By incorporating shredded zucchini into the batter, these brownies have an extra layer of moisture and a slight nutritional boost. Perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth without much guilt!

What are you going to do with all of those leftover zucchinis from the garden? You could allow them to sit on your counter until they are no good. You can also put them to good use! I’m going to teach you how to make Zucchini Brownies and they are going to be amazing. These are a healthier spin on regular brownies, so you don’t have to sit there and guilty about eating more than one! 

It’s been a while since I went into the kitchen to make these Zucchini Brownies, but I knew when I did, I needed to tell everyone about them. They are so good, anyone I make these for LOVE them. I could take them to a potluck, birthday party, or even a block party, and everyone gobbles them right up!

Ingredients for Zucchini Brownies

Now, you may be wondering what ingredients make these so delicious? What could I possibly put in here that would make these brownies taste so rich and yummy?

Shredded Zucchini – Yes, you do have to shred the zucchini, but this is a small price to pay for how delicious these brownies are. Plus, you don’t want to bite into super large pieces of veggie in your brownies, trust me. 

Semi-sweet chocolate morsels – One of the secret ingredients in this dessert is the chocolate. I don’t know about you, but I could eat chocolate every single day of my life.

Unsweetened cocoa – That cocoa helps make these brownies so rich and decadent. Don’t leave this ingredient out when you make these brownies. 

FAQs About Zucchini Brownies:

  1. Can I taste the zucchini in the brownies?
    • Not really. The zucchini primarily adds moisture to the brownies and doesn’t have a strong flavor, so it blends well with the chocolate.
  2. Do I need to peel the zucchini?
    • There’s no need to peel the zucchini. The skin is very thin and will soften as it bakes.
  3. Can I make these brownies gluten-free?
    • Yes, you can substitute the regular flour with a gluten-free flour blend.
  4. Can I add nuts or chocolate chips?
    • Absolutely! Adding nuts or chocolate chips can give an extra crunch or richness to the brownies.

The next time you’re craving something delicious, but you don’t want to feel guilty, make these! You won’t ever throw away zucchini again, once you try a healthier twist on regular brownies. Let me know what you think in the comment section.

Tips and Tricks For This Recipe:

  • Be sure to squeeze out the excess moisture from the shredded zucchini before adding it to the batter to prevent the brownies from becoming too soggy.
  • Use good quality cocoa powder for a richer chocolate flavor.
  • Do not overmix the batter; just mix until combined to maintain a fudgy texture.
  • Let the brownies cool completely in the pan before cutting, as they will firm up as they cool.

Variations For Chocolate Brownies:

  • Triple Chocolate Zucchini Brownies: Add white, milk, and dark chocolate chips to the batter.
  • Zucchini Brownies with Nut Butter Swirl: Before baking, swirl in some almond or peanut butter into the batter.
  • Espresso Zucchini Brownies: Add a tablespoon of instant espresso powder to enhance the chocolate flavor.

Where to Serve:

Chocolate Zucchini Brownies are perfect for any occasion – be it a casual family gathering, a potluck, a birthday party, or just as an everyday dessert. They are also a great way to sneak in some vegetables for picky eaters.

How To Store These Brownies:

Store the brownies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days, or in the refrigerator for up to a week. You can also freeze them, tightly wrapped in plastic and foil, for up to 3 months.

Topping Options:

  • Dust with powdered sugar or cocoa powder for a simple finish.
  • Drizzle with caramel or chocolate sauce for added decadence.
  • Top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an indulgent dessert.

Why This Recipe Works:

The addition of zucchini to the brownie batter contributes to an incredibly moist texture. This vegetable is mild in flavor, allowing the rich chocolate taste to shine through, while adding some nutritional value. The recipe is also versatile and can be adapted to various tastes and dietary preferences. The brownies strike a beautiful balance between indulgence and wholesomeness, making them a popular choice for many.

What are some other fun Zucchini recipes to try?

If you are looking for more amazing dessert recipes, be sure to check out this comprehensive list! 50+ Fun and Easy Dessert Recipes For Kids

Rich and Amazing Zucchini Brownies
Yield: 35-40 mini muffins

Rich and Amazing Zucchini Brownies

You will absolutely love this rich and chocolatey zucchini brownies! Add veggies to your favorite treats and keep the amazing taste!


  • • 1 1⁄2 cup shredded zucchini
  • • 1 stick butter
  • • 12 oz semi sweet chocolate morsels
  • • 3⁄4 cup granulated sugar
  • • 1⁄2 cup packed brown sugar
  • • 3 eggs
  • • 1 1⁄2 tsp vanilla
  • • 3⁄4 tsp salt
  • • 1⁄2 cup flour
  • • 3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa
  • • 1⁄2 cup chopped pecans for topping
  • • Spray oil for pan


  1. Create a double boiler with two saucepans. Fill the bottom halfway with water. Melt the butter in the top pan over medium heat.
  2. In a medium bowl, lightly beat together eggs, sugars, vanilla, and salt. Blend in shredded zucchini.
  3. Combine flour and cocoa into the brownie mixture.
  4. When butter is melted, add in 1⁄2 cup semi sweet chocolate. Stir to melt. Remove from heat and
    pour into brownie mixture.
  5. Spray brownie pan with oil. This can also be made in a greased cake pan.
  6. Bake 375° for 20 minutes. Use a cake tester or toothpick to test for doneness. Brownies are
    ready when tester or toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
  7. Sit pan on wire rack until cooled, approximately 10 minutes. Carefully remove brownies from
    mold with a knife.
  8. Melt remaining 1⁄2 cup semi sweet chocolate in double boiler as done previously. Finely chop
    pecans. Drizzle chocolate over brownie tops and top all or some with nuts.
  9. Serve warm and store in a sealed container for 3 days if they last that long!
  10. Recipe can be doubled and tripled for freezer prep. To thaw, just remove from the freezer and set on the counter.

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