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Recipe Summary

30 mins
1 hr 5 mins
1 hr 55 mins
20 mins
2 dozen brownies


Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Liberally spray the bottom and sides of a 10x15-inch oven-proof glass dish or two 9x5-inch loaf pans with cooking spray.

  • Combine coconut sugar, oat flour, cocoa, cacao powder, and baking powder in a large bowl. Mix well until no lumps remain, using a sifter if necessary. Set aside.

  • Place chocolate chips in the top of a double boiler over simmering water. Stir frequently, scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula to avoid scorching, until chocolate is melted, about 5 minutes.

  • Combine zucchini, grapeseed oil, flaxseed, and vanilla extract in a blender; blend on high until completely smooth and slightly warm, 1 to 1 1/2 minutes. Pour zucchini mixture into the melted chocolate; continue heating and stirring with a rubber spatula, scraping down the sides, until mixture is well combined. Remove top bowl from the heat.

  • Fold the coconut sugar mixture into the zucchini-chocolate mixture, until mixture is combined but still slightly lumpy; do not overmix. Batter will be very thick with a smooth texture. Let sit for 5 minutes, then gently stir. Pour batter into the prepared pan, spreading so it is as flat and even as possible.

  • Place brownies in the preheated oven until they look dry and shiny on top and start to pull away from the edges of the pan, and until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool in the pan for at least 1 hour.

Cook's Notes:

Let them cool in the pan for an hour or more, no exception, or they will fall apart. These firm up a ton while they cool. Slice into desired size and carefully remove. Cover and they will last refrigerated for 5 days, or room temperature for 3 days.

If you want to make these with spelt or all purpose flour, just sub the oat flour with the same amount. Just note they will require different cooking times but you certainly can play with the types of flour. Half coconut and half garbanzo flour also works well.

Optional: sprinkle coconut sugar over the top of the batter before baking.

If you prefer more cake-y brownie, add a 1/4 cup of water when you add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and cook a few minutes longer until the toothpick comes out clean.

Nutrition Facts

240 calories; protein 1.7g; carbohydrates 32.7g; fat 13.6g; sodium 78.3mg. Full Nutrition