Monday, July 29, 2013

Zucchini Brownies

In honor of Bar exam week (three days of exams starting tomorrow!), I'm sharing a delicious recipe that I never would have found if not for law school. That's right, this one comes from one of my law school friends, Leah, who runs a food blog called Food for the Fresh! This recipe magically uses all sorts of healthy stuff and still comes out tasting like a delicious fat-and-carbs-filled dessert. Whole wheat flour, applesauce instead of oil, two cups of zucchini in an 8x8 pan... Magic! 

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Recipe adapted from here.

Ingredients:
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup applesauce
1 tbsp vanilla
1 cup sugar
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
2 cups grated zucchini (2-3 medium zucchinis)
12oz semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Directions:
1. Combine the eggs, applesauce, and vanilla in a large bowl. 
2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the sugar, flour, cocoa powder, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. Slowly add the dry ingredient mixture into the wet mixture, mixing until just combined.
3. Fold in the zucchini and chocolate chips.
4. Pour the batter into a lightly-greased 8x8 pan. Top with walnuts (optional). 
5. Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted (not through a chocolate chip) comes out clean! Cool on a wire rack. 

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(eggs + applesauce + vanilla)

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(dry ingredients)

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(grated zucchini)

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(batter!)

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(ready for the oven)

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Ta-da!

Enjoy!

2 comments:

  1. Great way to use that zucchini! Good luck with all of your exams this week. You can do it! :)

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