May 022015

Chocolate Oat Zucchini Brownies

Around here we’ve pretty much never met a brownie we didn’t like and that includes this one. Which just goes to show you sugar isn’t everything when it comes to flavor. The applesauce and almond butter bring a perfect balance of sweet, while zucchini plays an Oscars-worthy best supporting role.

Skill: Easy
Cost: $$$$
Nutrition: ♥♥♥♥
Skills: measuring, shredding, milling, baking

Star ingredient for zucchini brownies: grated zucchiniIngredients:

  • ¾ cup oats
  • ½ cup almond butter
  • ½ cup all natural applesauce
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 ¾ cups zucchini, shredded and loosely packed
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup of chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350. Spray 8×10” glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Blend oats in blender until fine. (It takes a minute or two)
  3. In a large bowl (electric mixer works well) mix together the almond butter, applesauce, honey, and vanilla until combined.
  4. Add the zucchini, cocoa powder, oats, baking soda and salt and mix until combined.
  5. Stir in half of the chips.
  6. Pour the batter into the baking dish.
  7. Sprinkle remaining chips to the top of the brownies.
  8. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until a knife comes out clean. Check at 30 minutes.
  9. Cool brownies and then slice.

 16 servings



A mother of three grown children, she still finds she cooks for five when making dinner. She loves her antique home, but is thrilled her kitchen has a few modern touches and has been known to fit entire girl scout troops around the island for cooking baking parties. When Laura’s not blogging about food and creating new recipes she can usually be found teaching preschool or texting her kids to call home.

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