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Zucchini brownies

1
Sweets & Desserts
12 peopleServes
12
Prep   15 min
Cook   45 min

These Zucchini brownies are rich and chocolatey with a healthy spin. You won't even taste the veggies hidden within!

  • Prunes, 1⅓ cup(s), pitted, chopped
  • Dark chocolate, 3½ oz(s), chips
  • Cocoa powder, ⅓ cup(s), unsweetened
  • Honey, ½ cup(s)
  • Zucchini, 3 small, grated
  • Eggs, 2 large
  • Vanilla extract, 1 tsp(s)
  • Almond meal, ¾ cup(s)
  • Baking powder, 1 teaspoon(s)

Method

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Grease an 8-inch x 8-inch cake pan. Line base and sides with baking paper, extending paper just above edges of pan on all sides.

Place the prunes and 3/4 of a cup water in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, boil gently for 1 to 2 minutes until the water has almost evaporated and prunes are pulp. Remove from the heat. Stir in the chocolate chips. Mix well. Add the cocoa, honey and 1 teaspoon of salt to the warm mixture, stir to combine. Set aside to cool for 5 minutes.

Grate the zucchini into a clean cloth. Squeeze over the sink to remove excess moisture. Transfer to a bowl. Add the eggs, vanilla and chocolate mixture, stir to combine. Stir in the almond meal and baking powder.

Spread into the cake pan. Bake for 40 minutes or until firm to touch in the center. It will still be a little soft, but will firm on cooling. Cool in the pan. Dust with cocoa and cut into 12 pieces to serve.

Store in the fridge for 7 days or up to 1 month in the freezer.

Nutrition facts per serve
Makes 12 serves

Food Groups

V
Vegetables
0.2
F
Fruits
0.8
C
Carbohydrates
0
PD
Protein/Dairy
0.1
Ft
Fats
1.1
S
Sweets
1.3

Nutrition Facts

Calories209
Total Fat8.1 g
- Saturated Fat2.1 g
Cholesterol31.7 mg
Sodium44 mg
Total Carbohydrate31.7 g
- Dietary Fiber3.4 g
- Total Sugars23.9 g
-- Added Sugars0 g
Protein4.3 g
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