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Zucchini Brownies Recipe

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This Zucchini Brownies Recipe is a great way to have a healthier option for dessert! Loaded with real zucchini, you’ll love the taste! Brownie recipes are a fast and easy way to make a yummy treat for the kids.

Made without sugar, these homemade brownies are going to wow your tastebuds! You will be surprised that you can’t taste or see the added shredded zucchini!

Do you ever crave warm brownies but feel guilty about that craving? Why not feed your cravings and make a batch of these healthier brownies instead?

If you have a garden that you can get fresh zucchinis out of, these make the perfect summer dessert. Otherwise, do what I do and head to the store to buy zucchini to make them!

Zucchini Brownies Recipe

I think that the first time I told my boys that I was going to make brownies out of zucchini, they looked at me like I had horns growing out of my head. But once they tried them, they discovered that mom wasn’t crazy!

The fun part about making these brownies is that they’re light, fluffy, and loaded with zucchini goodness. Since the zucchini breaks down during the baking process, you would never guess that there is zucchini added at all.

I’ve taken these to many fun potlucks and BBQs, and people are shocked when I tell them what they’ve eaten. I prefer these brownies to the over-the-top sweet ones because these have a nice and subtle sweetness instead because of the added honey.

How do I know when brownies are done baking?

You don’t want to overcook brownies! The good news is that there are indicators that you can look for so that you know that you’re not cooking them too much.

Once brownies are getting close to being done baking, you will notice that the edges are starting to pull away from the sides of the baking pan.

The top of the brownies should also not look shiny. The shininess should go away, and there should be a duller top.

Lastly, you can use a clean toothpick and stick it into the middle of the brownies. If the toothpick comes out clean, the brownies are done baking and ready to take out of the oven.

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The following ingredients are affiliate links on Amazon because they may be a bit hard to find in your normal store.  I wanted you to be able to see exactly which things we are using.

Reminder, not all ingredients in the Shredded Zucchini Brownies Recipe are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for

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Make it a Meal:

Meal planning is something that I’ve been doing for years. It’s a simple way to make a wonderful meal that everyone will love.

Here is a quick view of how to meal plan, but this is just the beginning!

Main Dish: Buffalo Chicken Ring Recipe

Vegetable Side: Asparagus Spirals

Starch Side: Baked Sweet Potato Frittata Recipe

Refreshing Drink: Paloma Mocktail Recipe

Best Brownie Recipes:

Once you make this Fudgy Zucchini Brownie Recipe, it’s time to make more brownies! Not all brownies have to be made the same, which is what I love about them!

Here are some of my other favorite recipes for brownies that I know you will love as much as I do.

This Toffee Brownies Recipe adds crunchy sweetness to every single bite!

I have a feeling that you are going to love this Cake Mix Brownies Recipe! Using cake mix is the best!

Peanut Butter Brownies are crazy good and are so easy to make!

Wait until you make these Cherry Brownies with Chocolate Ganache!

This Brownie Batter Cookie recipe offers loads of brownie flavor and texture!

My whole family loves when I make this Buster Bar Brownies Recipe. They’re always at the top of my list!

I love this OREO Brownie Cookie Bars Recipe because it combines my favorite things: OREOs and brownies!

What are the best toppings for brownies?

I’m a toppings girl. I love taking desserts and making them different by adding a variety of toppings. Some are simple, but some are a little bit more out there!

The easiest topping to add to brownies is powdered sugar. You don’t have to go overboard. Just a little bit sprinkled on top goes a long way.

You can also melt chocolate chips and drizzle them on top, or heat some caramel and do that same thing.

Once you have something melted, you can add chopped nuts, shredded coconut, or even some mini chocolate chips.

Don’t forget that there is always room for sprinkles as well! Adding fun and festive sprinkles can quickly turn these brownies into fun holiday treats!

More Zucchini Recipes:

Zucchini Brownie Recipe

Zucchini Brownie Recipe

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Zucchini brownies are the best way to make brownies with a twist! The kids won't even know that there is zucchini inside!


  • 2 cups of shredded zucchini (this is about 3 zucchini)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup of honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup of coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder (or cacao powder(
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda


  1. Shred the zucchini and add it to a colander. Ensure it is over the sink, so the excess water drips into it.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Spray nonstick spray in a casserole dish. (8X8 in size)
  3. Mix the egg, vanilla, honey, and coconut oil in a bowl. Beat in the cocoa powder and then set aside.
  4. Mix the flour and baking soda in a smaller bowl.
  5. Pour the flour mixture into the wet mixture, then fold the shredded zucchini.
  6. Fold the mixture into the dish and put it in the oven. Bake for 22-25 minutes. A toothpick inserted should come out clean, showing that it's done baking.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 190Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 218mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 1gSugar: 12gProtein: 3g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 1/23/2023

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