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Zucchini Brownies Recipe

For this zucchini brownies recipe, we purposely opt for unsweetened cocoa powder to give the brownies the darkest and richest taste. This also cuts down the unnecessary sugar for your treat.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Global
Keyword: Homemade Zucchini Brownies Recipe, Zucchini Brownies Recipe
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 251kcal
Author: Luna Regina


  • 2 cups zucchini grated, equals 10.6 oz or 300g
  • 1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3 oz dark chocolate chips divided into 2 oz and 1 oz
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • Mix the dry ingredients: Preheat the oven to 355° F. In a large bowl, combine whole wheat flour, cocoa powder, ground cinnamon, and baking powder. Mix well and set aside.
    Step 1: Mix the dry ingredients
  • Melt the chocolate: In a microwave-safe bowl, add 2 oz dark chocolate chips. Wrap with cling film and microwave for 30 seconds or until melted.
    Step 2: Melt the chocolate
  • Mix the wet ingredients: Add olive oil, eggs, honey, vanilla extract, and salt to the melted chocolate bowl. Whisk to combine.
    Step 3: Mix the wet ingredients
  • Combine the wet and dry ingredients: Gradually add the flour mixture into the chocolate. Mix evenly with a whisk until just combined.
    Step 4: Combine the wet and dry ingredients
  • Add zucchini: Fold the shredded zucchini into the batter and mix with a spatula.
    Step 5: Add zucchini
  • Bake the brownie: Line a square cake pan with parchment paper and pour the batter in. Bake the brownies for 20 minutes.
    Step 6: Bake the brownie
  • Add more chocolate: Once the timer rings, take the pan out of the oven immediately and scatter the remaining 1 oz chocolate chips on top of the brownies while still hot. Let them cool completely before cutting into squares. Enjoy!
    Step 7: Scatter chocolate chips


Serving: 1browny | Calories: 251kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 171mg | Potassium: 211mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 123IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 1mg