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Frosted Zucchini Brownies

2016 August 2
by Emily Hill

These frosted zucchini brownies with their rich, chocolaty flavor and creamy chocolate frosting are sure to become a family favorite!

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Frosted Zucchini Brownies -- These frosted zucchini brownies with their rich, chocolaty flavor and creamy chocolate frosting are sure to become a family favorite homemade brownie recipe. | isthisreallymylife.com


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I know, I know. You’re wondering how in the heck chocolate brownies made with shredded zucchini could be any good. It sounds way too healthy to taste like real brownies, but believe you me, they do. In fact, these frosted zucchini brownies are quite possibly my favorite homemade brownie recipe.

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Frosted Zucchini Brownies -- These frosted zucchini brownies with their rich, chocolaty flavor and creamy chocolate frosting are sure to become a family favorite homemade brownie recipe. | isthisreallymylife.com

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The batter is nice and thick making them extra dense and chewy. You can’t even taste the zucchini in there…and not tasting veggies which is my favorite way to eat them. The creamy chocolate frosting pairs perfectly with the rich, chocolaty brownies. The flavor reminds me of the frosting on my mom’s Texas sheet cake, and I could eat that by the bowlful.

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Frosted Zucchini Brownies -- These frosted zucchini brownies with their rich, chocolaty flavor and creamy chocolate frosting are sure to become a family favorite homemade brownie recipe. | isthisreallymylife.com

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Think of all that zucchini lying around in your garden. I imagine it would love nothing more than to be made into a batch of frosted zucchini brownies and served at your next backyard get-together. Or served to yourself as a late-night snack! Note: I use the smaller-sized grater on my favorite KitchenAid box grater so the zucchini is more finely shredded (and less noticeable).

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Frosted Zucchini Brownies -- These frosted zucchini brownies with their rich, chocolaty flavor and creamy chocolate frosting are sure to become a family favorite homemade brownie recipe. | isthisreallymylife.com

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Printable recipe for frosted zucchini brownies below. Enjoy!
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Frosted Zucchini Brownies
 
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These frosted zucchini brownies with their rich, chocolaty flavor and creamy chocolate frosting are sure to become your family's favorite homemade brownie recipe.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Brownies
Serves: 12
Ingredients
Brownies
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini (I use the smaller-sized grater)
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Frosting
  • 6 T unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup salted butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla
Instructions
Brownies
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9x13-inch pan.
  2. Mix oil, sugar and vanilla together in a large bowl until well blended.
  3. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl. Stir into sugar mixture until thoroughly combined. Fold in zucchini and walnuts. (Batter will appear dry at first but will become more wet as you mix.)
  4. Spread evenly into prepared pan and bake 25 to 30 minutes or until brownies spring back when gently touched. Cool completely before frosting.
Frosting
  1. Melt cocoa and butter in a small pan; set aside to cool.
  2. Blend powdered sugar, milk and vanilla in a medium bowl. Stir in cocoa mixture. Spread over cooled brownies before serving.

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Frosted Zucchini Brownies -- These frosted zucchini brownies with their rich, chocolaty flavor and creamy chocolate frosting are sure to become a family favorite homemade brownie recipe. | isthisreallymylife.com

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Here are a few more delicious brownie recipes for you to enjoy!

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Lower Calorie BYU Mint Brownies with Chocolate Ganache - substitute Splenda granulated no calorie sweetener for the sugar and you save 1,200 calories! Substituting is optional as are the walnuts. They are yummy either way!


Low-calorie mint brownies

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Peanut Butter Fudge Brownies - so decadent and so dang peanut buttery!


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Peanut butter brownies - my favorite brownie recipe! A swirl of creamy peanut butter flavor in every bite. #brownies #brownierecipe #peanutbutter #dessert


Peanut butter swirl brownies

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Glazed orange brownies - I promise you will want to eat half the pan!


Glazed orange brownies

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Chewy chocolate brownies -- super chocolaty and chewy. The perfect indulgence!


Chewy chocolate brownies

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German chocolate caramel brownies


German chocolate caramel brownies

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