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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Simply Scrumptions Zucchini Brownies!!!



 This dessert is heavenly! AND the best part is you don't feel guilty letting your kids eat it! With 2 cups of zucchini, applesauce and whole wheat flour- you are secretly feeding your household veggies with no complaints as well as fiber and antioxidants!!! The semi-sweet chocolate chips do a wonderful job of hiding the veg taste and the texture of the brownies comes out fluffy and moist! I ate a brownie every night until the were gone and didn't feel the least bit bad about it. Simply yummy is all I can say!!!

Here's what you need:
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup / 200 g sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup / 60 ml applesauce (I made my own- you will need one apple, steamed)
  • 1 cup / 150 g whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup / 45 g unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 cups (about 300 – 320 g) grated zucchini
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions
Preheat the oven to 350°F / 175°C.

In a bowl, combine the eggs, vanilla extract, sugar, salt, and the applesauce.

Sieve the flour and the cocoa powder into another bowl.  Add the baking soda, the cinnamon.  Mix well.

Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture and combine until the dry ingredients are mixed in well.

Add the grated zucchini and the chocolate chips. Mix once more.

Pour the brownie batter into a greased 8 x 8” / 20 x 20 cm baking pan.

Bake at 350°F / 175°C for 30 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center doesn't have gooey, raw batter on it.
 
Cool in the pan and serve with Madagascar vanilla ice cream. You will never know that it's healthy!!! 


~Simply Scrumptious~
I made homemade applesauce for the recipe since I couldn't find canned applesauce in the store. The kids loved the applesauce with a sprinkle of cinnamon and sugar for a snack. Simply steam them until they are tender and a knife easily pierces the center.

Scoop the skins off of the apples. Mash to make applesauce for the kids or use to replace oil in baking recipes like this one.

Two cups shredded zucchini.

Sieve the flour and the cocoa powder into bowl.

Add the baking soda, the cinnamon.  Mix well.

In a bowl, combine eggs, vanilla extract, sugar, salt, and the applesauce.


Pour the brownie batter into a greased 8 x 8” / 20 x 20 cm baking pan.

Kid tested...


Kid approved!



Got this recipe from this wonderful blog: http://www.balticmaid.com/2011/08/healthy-zucchini-brownies/

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