Easy Zucchini Brownies

Shredded Zucchini

I have a love for chocolate but I am always trying to find ways to make the not so healthy food, healthier. I recently stumbled upon multiple recipes for making zucchini brownies and I thought the idea was crazy! How could incorporating a veggie like zucchini make such an impact on a brownie? I read several comments about how these were the best brownies people had ever eaten so I knew I needed to try it for myself. I replaced the vegetable oil for coconut oil in a 1 to 1 ratio for another healthier alternative. Coconut oil contains no sodium, cholesterol, or trans fat unlike some vegetable oils or butters. Here’s my recipe:




2 cups white sugar

1 cup Kelapo coconut oil

1/2 cup cocoa powder

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

4 eggs

1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup shredded zucchini (about 1 whole zucchini)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Mix together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt until combined.
  3. Add in eggs, coconut oil, shredded zucchini and vanilla extract.

    Delicious Zucchini Brownies

  4. Mix until the ingredients are no longer dry.
  5. Pour into a 13 x 9 baking dish and place in oven.
  6. Bake for 25 to 35 minutes or when you can insert a toothpick into the center of the brownies and it comes out clean.
I will have to agree with all of the other reviews that I read on these brownies because they were absolutely delicious. The outside of the brownie was a little bit crispy and the inside was soft and chewy just the way I enjoy them. Believe it or not you couldn’t even taste the zucchini but I felt like it really added to the mix. My husband and son had no idea there were hidden veggies in this yummy dessert.
This would be a great recipe to make for when the kids get home from school and want a snack. Although it is a brownie, kids are getting an added veggie that they won’t even know about. This recipe is perfect for picky eaters who don’t necessarily like to eat their fruits or veggies. For other recipes where I have hid added veggies check out my Spaghetti Squash Casserole, I would pick this any day of the week over traditional spaghetti. How do you hide fruits or veggies into your child’s meals?


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