Chocolate Chip Zucchini Brownies

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Zucchini Brownies are rich, chocolaty, and a favorite summer dessert! You will never know they are made with zucchini! 

Zucchini Brownies

Zucchini Recipes

Everyone is always looking for zucchini recipes during the summer months when zucchini is out of control, myself included.  Our good friends gave us a zucchini the size of a baseball bat from their garden. I am trying to come up with creative ways to use our humongous zucchini. I love making my favorite zucchini breads, chocolate and lemon, but I wanted to try something new. Last night, we needed a dessert to take to a party, so I made chocolate chip zucchini brownies. Yes, dessert is always needed, especially when zucchini brownies are involved. They are SO good and one of my favorite summer desserts.



Zucchini Brownie Recipe

Magic Zucchini Brownies

I love baking with zucchini. You start with a green vegetable and end with a decadent dessert. I kind of feel like a magician because people are always so surprised when they find out zucchini is involved. Zucchini really is a magic ingredient. Zucchini makes these brownies extra special.

When I pull a warm pan of brownies out of the oven everyone always gathers around for a taste because they don’t look like zucchini brownies, they look like a pan of fudgy, chocolaty brownies! Everyone lines up for a taste! They are always blown away because these brownies are perfection! They are so rich and delicious!

A few tips for making zucchini brownies:

  • You can use a large or small zucchini, the size doesn’t matter. I know a lot of people like to use overgrown zucchini for baking and that is just fine. Don’t let those big zucchini go to waste.
  • Shred the zucchini with a cheese grater or food processor. I never peel the zucchini.
  • I don’t squeeze out the moisture in the zucchini for this recipe. You want the brownies to be moist. If your zucchini is extra watery, you can squeeze it out a little in a paper towel, but don’t get rid of all of the moisture.
  • The mixture will look dry when you start and that is ok. It will be just fine after you add in the zucchini. Just be patient:)
  • Stir in 1 cup of the chocolate chips into the batter and save 1/4 cup for sprinkling on top. The chocolate chips make the brownies even more chocolaty, which is a very good thing!
  • This recipe makes a 9×13-inch pan, which makes this brownie recipe a great one to share!
  • Pro tip-cut the brownies with a plastic knife after they have cooled. A plastic knife is magic and doesn’t make a lot of crumbs.

If you are still looking for ways to use up your garden zucchini, give these chocolate chip zucchini brownies a try! They are a favorite at our house!

Make sure you check out our favorite zucchini recipes here!

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Chocolate Chip Zucchini Brownies

Rich and fudgy brownies made with zucchini, but you will never know it. They are SO good!
4.82 from 38 votes
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Total Time
40 minutes
Cuisine
American
Servings
18

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup canola oil or vegetable oil
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini don't squeeze out the moisture
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips divided

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 9x13 baking pan with cooking spray, set aside.
  2. In a stand mixer, combine sugar, oil, and flour, combine until mixture resembles wet sand. It will be dry looking and that is ok. While mixing, on low, add cocoa, shredded zucchini, vanilla extract, salt and baking soda. Mix until well combined. The mixture will moisten once the zucchini is added. Stir in one cup of the chocolate chips.
  3. Pour brownie batter into prepared pan and sprinkle with remaining chocolate chips. Bake for 28-32 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean and the brownies are set.
  4. Cool completely on a wire rack. Cut brownies into squares and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Chip Zucchini Brownies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 248 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Sodium 223mg9%
Potassium 139mg4%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 35IU1%
Vitamin C 2.5mg3%
Calcium 14mg1%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword

zucchini brownies

Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. 5 stars
    These are incredible! I’ve made them twice now, and probably making them again this weekend. So fudgy, chocolatey, and you can’t even tell there’s a veggie in there! I do have to bake them about 5-10 minutes longer than the directions say, but that’s about how long normal brownies take anyway.

  2. 5 stars
    These brownies are EVERYTHING! They earn rave reviews from everyone who tries them 🙂

    I do substitute half an avocado for half the oil and add 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts (and adjust for high altitude–9000 feet above sea level), but the recipe is wonderful as written!

    Thanks!

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