Zucchini Recipes: Zucchini Brownies

If you know me very well, you know I love brownies. These fudgy brownies to be exact. So while coming up with zucchini recipes, of course I experimented to come up with a zucchini brownie recipe. 

Zucchini BrowniesYum

1/2 cup butter, melted
1 1/2 cups sucanat or rapadura
1/3 cup cocoa
1 cup shredded zucchini
1 egg
2 cups whole wheat flour

Mix butter, sucanat and cocoa. Stir in zucchini and egg. Gradually mix in flour until well combined. Pour batter into a 9×13 inch pan. Bake in a 350° oven for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.


Since I’m getting vegetable in every moist, chocolaty bite…do you think I can justify eating twice as many?

Just wondering. :)

Be sure to check out these zucchini recipes also: 

AND, if you want even more zucchini recipes, check out Tammy’s Recipe swap today!   We really might just all turn into zucchinis.

This post is linked to the In Season Recipe Swap and Works for me Wednesday.


  1. says

    if I don’t have sucanat could I use regular sugar? would there be a measurement difference?


    Laura Reply:

    Yep, you can use regular sugar or brown sugar.


  2. says

    I was wondering the same thing about the sugar…
    Zucchini brownies would be a great thing at my house… I’d be tempted to eat too many too!


  3. says

    Yes, I’ve been looking forward to this recipe too! I didn’t plant squash this year, but all kinds of people have been giving us squash from their highly productive gardens. This is a great way to hide squash for the non-squash lover. We’ve been using them in smoothies too though; I wouldn’t believe it was there if I didn’t see myself put it in!

    Thanks for sharing!


  4. Sheila says

    Inspired by all the zucchini recipes here and the need to use what I pick from my garden, I made zucchini pancakes. They were delicious. I used my favorite whole wheat pancake recipe, and added 1 cup fresh picked blueberries and 1 cup freshly grated zucchini. Everyone loved them until I told them it had zucchini in it, to which my husband replied “don’t ever do that again”. :(
    I’m thinking he meant don’t ever tell him that it’s in there, right? I mean my family had a green vege for breakfast, what can be better then that?


  5. April says

    Hi Laura,

    I made your brownie recipe tonight and they unfortunately didn’t get rave reviews. :( Bummer! They were lacking in chocolate flavor is what I think it was. I bake with WW flour a lot so I don’t think that was it. I used brown sugar instead of rapadura since I didn’t have any. Do you think adding more cocoa would have helped? They are ok to me—but definitely not real chocolatey. My husband just poured some chocolatey concoction he made for frosting over the top of them to “fix” them. :/ Dontcha love husbands? :) Anyway, I just thought I would let you know in case you have any other advice. I appreciate your website so much!


  6. Stephanie says

    I made these last night. They are not near as pretty as yours! My husband and I were a little weary when we tasted the batter, but once we got a baked, center piece…YUMM. This is a keeper for me!

    Thanks for your wonderful blog. Your whole wheat orange muffins are now a staple for our family.


  7. Meggan says

    Thanks! I did these as cookies. Only modification (that i am aware of…I also don’t measure ingredients and am NOT a perfectionist) was to add 1/3c chocolate chips and 1/3c white chips. Bake 350 10 mins. Cool. Delicious!!! I was going to do brownies, but the batter was so thick I thought they would be just as good made into cookies!


  8. Jami says

    AMAZING! Yumminess!!! :) I didn’t want to have them on the counter so I cut them into small 1″ cubes and froze them in baggies. Well it didn’t help because we found they are fabulous right out of the freezer too!!! They don’t get crunchy, but chewy and YUM-O!!! Sooooo sooooo good!!!
    Thanks for sharing your recipies!!!


  9. Ana says

    Just wonderful…the only things that seems to be doing well in our tiny garden is the zucchini and I did not know what to do with them. Thank you for the great ideas!


  10. Megan says

    thanks for a great recipe! great as is or also add an extra egg and some baking powder, drop by HEAPING tablespoonfuls onto a cookie sheet, 325 oven, 10-15 minutes and wonderful puffy chocolatey cookies perfect for whoopie pies or ice cream sandwiches :)


  11. says

    I tried these over the weekend and used turbinado sugar in place of sucanat, and yogurt in place of the butter. Very moist with a deep chocolate flavor. Thanks so much!


  12. Joy says

    Another winner! My kids were skeptical, and even said they didn’t want to try them, but after I said ” great! more for me!”, and then saw me take a bite of the chewy chocolate brownies, they had a little taste. Needless to say, that little taste turned into having a big brownie of their own….I wasn’t sharing mine!
    Thank you Laura!


  13. Abby says

    These were great! Not too sweet, which I like. For dessert I put a little chocolate frosting on them, for a snack I wouldn’t though. My kids gobbled them up, frosting or no frosting! For my one son that hates veggies this is a great way to get some in him. Thanks!


  14. Summer says

    This cake is incredible!! The only thing I found was that the not so good for you frosting recipe made twice as much as we needed on the cake. Threw it in a freezer bag in the freezer for next time!


    Summer Reply:

    Oops, thought I posted this on the zucchini cake recipe! This are probably great too, just haven’t tried them yet ;)


  15. Tiffany says

    wow, I’m mixing up this batter as we speak, I’ve only added in 1 cup of flower so far, and it’s so thick I can barely stir it. I added all the right ingredients. Did anyone else have such a thick batter? I think I’m just going to stop at 1 cup and see what happens.


    Tiffany Reply:

    These were really really good. Before I make them for my parents, I’ll have to peel the zucchini, Dad doesn’t like green stuff in his food!!


  16. Katy says

    These are delicious! Thank you so much for the wonderful recipe to help use up the zucchini from my garden. My kids LOVED them!


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