This is a recipe I've been sitting on for so long scared to share it. Why am I scared to share it? I'm not sure. I've been scared to share it for so long that I genuinely forgot it existed until my friend Chad asked me for it. I made them a few times 8-10 months ago for my friends to try, and they all loved it! The feedback I heard most frequently was that it was so gooey and so chocolatey. That was until, of course, I told those same people that it was made with zucchini. The reactions I got after that were less than flattering. It was likely a combination of that reaction or my insecurities in letting people down, that I never shared this recipe. Enjoy this recipe below, as I worked hard to bring my best work, and hope you enjoy this well thought out, easy to follow brownie recipe to try and bake with your favourite isolation partner 😍.
Do you have a super sweet tooth? Do you enjoy really rich desserts but feel guilty for eating them? I may have Type 1 Diabetes, but I personally have the sweetest of sweet teeth. I know that I could eat a tub of "Two-Bite Brownies" if I wanted to, but they're extremely high calories, and carbs and would make me feel terrible (both because of the guilt associated with calorically dense foods and due to the spike in my blood glucose level. I have good news though, I bring you a recipe that irrespective of your dietary restrictions, these healthy, low-calorie brownies can be made to fit any dietary lifestyle, including Keto(take all necessary precautions to read the recipe and ingredients before making and enjoying)! Enjoy the gooey, rich chocolatey goodness without the difficulty of hard to follow ingredient lists! That's not even the best part, get your servings of vegetables in thanks to the Zucchini! That's right! Zucchini, but the best part? Your friends/family won't even know!
Here's What You'll Need!
1/3 cup coconut oil/(non-vegan butter will do) vegetable oil
1 1/4 cup chocolate chips
3/4 cup granulated sweetener of choice (I used 1/4 cup stevia)
1/4 cup grated zucchini, with moisture removed (1 small zucchini)
2 flax eggs (substitute 2 large eggs if preferred)
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
3 tablespoons cornstarch
When: Dessert, On-The-Go Snack
Preparation Time: 5-8 minutes
Baking Time: 20-25 minutes
Preheat the oven to 350F/180C.
Line an 8 x 8-inch pan or small loaf pan with parchment paper or tin foil. Lightly grease and set aside.
In a microwave-safe bowl or stovetop, combine your coconut oil and chocolate and melt until combined and smooth.
Transfer the mixture to a large mixing bowl. Add your eggs (or applesauce/banana), zucchini and granulated sweetener of choice (stevia for low carb) and mix well.
Add your cocoa powder and cornstarch and whisk very well, until smooth and combined.
Pour into the lined pan and spread it out evenly.
Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out the centre 'just' clean. Remove from oven.
Allow brownies to cool in the pan for 15 minutes, before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
Enjoy the brownies while they're warm.
Feel free to try this recipe out! If you decide to try it, snap a picture and tag me on socials @EvidenceNutrition so that I don't miss it! ENJOY