Fudgy Zucchini Brownies

These vegan zucchini brownies are incredibly rich and gooey for a decadent dessert with hidden vegetables for added moisture and healthy benefits.

Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Vegan
Keyword: Zucchini Brownies
Servings: 16 brownies
Calories: 220 kcal
Author: Sarah McMinn
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Line an 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper so that the paper hangs over opposite sides. Spray with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a double boiler (or bowl placed over a pot of steaming water) melt the chocolate and butter completely, stirring occasionally. Remove the chocolate from heat and let cool slightly, about 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl combine flour, baking powder, and salt and set aside.
  4. Place shredded zucchini and applesauce in a blender and blend until pureed, scraping down the sides as necessary.
  5. Mix the sugar into the cooled chocolate. Once combined, add zucchini/applesauce mixture and stir again. Gently fold in the flour mixture.
  6. Pour the batter onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 40-50 minutes. You want the brownies to be slightly under-baked so that a knife inserted in the middle comes out with moist crumbs on it.
  7. Let cool completely.
  8. When ready to remove from the pan, pull up on the overhanging parchment paper. Slice into 2" pieces.
Nutrition Facts
Fudgy Zucchini Brownies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 220 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Sodium 120mg5%
Potassium 70mg2%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 26g29%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 300IU6%
Vitamin C 2.9mg4%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.