Thursday, January 22, 2009

THINK THIN THURSDAY - Zucchini Brownie recipe

Last week I put up the peanut butter cookie recipe but being a chocolate lover, I really wanted to find a recipe for something chocolatey and sweet - found this recipe on the site and thought it looked like just the thing - the photo is the one that accompanies the recipe - yum!
I can't vouch for this recipe as I haven't tried it yet, but I intend to over the weekend. I buy zucchini by the armful at the farm market throughout the summer, grate them (several at a time) and then I freeze it in two cup portions in freezer bags. It's so easy to grab a bag, toss it on the counter to thaw and then make bread in the afternoon/evening. You can buy it at the supermarket in the winter, but it's much smaller than what I buy fresh in the summer.
I hope some of you might try this recipe too!

Nonstick cooking spray
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup ground flaxseeds or wheat germ
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed, or 2 eggs, slightly beaten
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup canola oil
1/3 cup low-fat milk
1 cup peeled (if desired) and shredded zucchini
1 medium-size ripe banana, mashed (1/2 cup)
1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate pieces (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat a 13x9x2-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside. In a large bowl, combine all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, flaxseeds or wheat germ, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Make a well in center of flour mixture; set aside.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together egg, sugar, canola oil, and milk until well mixed. Stir in zucchini and banana. Add zucchini mixture all at once to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened. Fold in chocolate pieces. Pour batter into prepared pan, spreading evenly.
3. Bake about 25 minutes or until top springs back when lightly touched. Cool completely on a wire rack.
Cut into squares.


Dena said...

Hi Laurie, This recipe sounds yummy and for a fellow chocoholic it looks like it will be perfect to quench my craving. I love zucchini bread and this is wonderful way to mix it with chocolate. The chocolate pieces are not optional in my recipe they are very important,lol. Thanks and I hope your batch turns out.

Karin said...

The recipe sounds fabulous. I love my mom's zucchini bread, made from home grown zucchinis every year, so I'm sure I'd love these, too.

LKap said...

OMG Laurie that looks yummy

Loretta said...

I printed a copy of the recipe. Love to eat Zucchini Bread and Deep Fried Zucchini dipped in a Creamy Garlic Dip. Thanks so much for posting the recipe.