The most delicious and moist, HEALTHY brownies! You’ll never believe the ingredients. Gluten free. Paleo. And only 100 calories a brownie! You have to try them to believe it!!!
Sorry I’ve been MIA for a month. I have been so busy! Not only was Adam here from Australia, but our theatre company has started again and directing/choreographing two shows takes an awful lot of time! Adam has now gone home to Australia. In the 3 months he was here, we visited NYC, D.C., Boston, and Philly, and we have created memories to last a lifetime. I’ve done more with him in 3 months than I have my whole life. It’s funny, you don’t experience things that are right in your backyard until you are showing a tourist around! 🙂
We were skyping late one night as I was creating this recipe. Instead of oil, I wanted to use a nut butter. He said, “how about peanut butter?!” Genius! The chocolate and peanut butter masks the flavor of the zucchini.
If you cut this 8×8 tray into 16 pieces:
These amounts will make 16 brownies. (Or 9 bigger ones) If you want them thicker and fudgier, double the recipe and bake in the same pan. If you want the same height but more brownies, double the recipe and put in 2 pans! Or one big one 🙂
3/4 cup shredded zucchini
2 tbls honey
1/2 cup organic peanut butter (or sub almond butter/coconut butter)
1/2 egg (just beat it and use half)
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips, melted
1. Shred the zucchini using a grater. 3/4 of a cup is only about 1 medium zucchini. Make sure you press the zucchini down in the measuring cup. Place in a mixing bowl.
2. Add the honey, peanut butter, vanilla, baking soda, cinnamon and egg. (Since you’re only using half an egg, beat it in a bowl first and then just pour in about half! See that, the recipe is just calling to be doubled. Who wants to only use half an egg!? 🙂 ) Stir together.
3. Melt the chocolate and add to the mix. Stir together until all ingredients are well combined.
4. Place in an 8×8 pan with parchment paper and bake at 350 F for 25 minutes. Check with a toothpick. Mine were done at the 27 minute mark. Cook in the pan for a few, then take out using the parchment paper and place on a wire rack. Once they are completely cool, cut these babies up!
Let me know how they come out when you try them! Take a pic and post it on one of my social medias!!! All handles are /classychefstef
Have a BEAUTIFUL weekend!