Dairy Free | Flour Free | Gluten Free | Sugar Free | Contains Vegetables!
You can eat your favorite dessert and still be sane!
What I meant to say is that you can eat a brownie and not feel guilty.
You must be thinking: How in the world can you turn zucchini into a moist chocolate brownie and actually have it taste good?
Yes! It’s possible and I want to share this with you because it’s really that good.
Zucchinis are one of my favorite summer vegetables. They’re easy to grow and full of nutrients.
You can do a lot of things with this green beauty, besides the usual roasting. For example, turn it into zucchini pasta with your favorite sauce. Check out the simple recipe here.
Turn zucchini into pasta!
Back to the flour-less brownies.
So these zucchini brownies have no flour, sugar, or gluten! But don’t worry, they’ll still taste amazing. In fact, you better have some super will power or share these with someone else.
I don’t want you to eat them all by yourself.
Like I always tell my clients, “I don’t eat cheat meals, I eat treat meals.” These brownies are a great treat to have when you’re craving for some chocolate or simply want to indulge in a dessert.
They’re perfect for kids because they don’t have any preservatives, refined sugar, or any other un-pronounceable ingredients that will contribute to the increasing rate of childhood obesity.
Again it’s all about balance! 😉
And please share the recipe on Facebook and Instagram (tag me #lettucebehealthy). I want to provide more yummy recipes for you so by sharing, it’s the perfect feedback to let me know that you want to see more recipes like this!
- Your oven is different from mine, so the cooking time may be different. The ultimate test is to stick a toothpick in the middle and if it comes out clean and dry, they’re done.
- Let the brownies cool completely before eating.
- Do not use cheap, low quality ingredients. That would defeat the purpose of a “healthier” treat. With that being said, Aunt Jemina syrup is a cheap and low-baller…avoid her like a plague. If you use peanut butter, make sure it’s natural and organic.
- Dark chocolate has a higher cacao percentage…the darker the better.
- Mix it thoroughly so you have an even distribution of dark chocolate chips in the batter. Trust me on this one!
- 1 cup of almond butter (optional: natural peanut butter)
- 1½ cup of grated or chopped zucchini
- ⅓ cup pure maple syrup (or raw honey)
- 1 organic, pastured egg
- 1 tsp of vanilla
- 1 tsp of baking soda
- 1 tsp of cinnamon
- ½ tsp of nutmeg
- 1 cup of dark chocolate chips.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Combine all the ingredients into a large bowl and mix everything together.
- Pour into a greased 9x9 baking pan.
- Bake for 35-45 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.