Zucchini Brownies

Believe it or not we still have zucchini growing in our garden.

I remember when I said I was excited for all the zucchini my little plants were sure to produce.  Well, would it be ungrateful for me to say I’m so done with the zucchini at this point?  There’s only so much a girl can take.

There is one benefit to all of this though.  We have had sauteed zucchini and corn almost once a week and the other night that’s all Little Squirt would eat.  And we had barbecued steak.  Who is this child and where did mine go!?

So we have reached a point when zucchini must go into everything.  Pasta.  Pizza.  And now brownies.

Oh my goodness folks.  These brownies.  I’m getting hot and bothered just thinking about them.

Just sweet enough.  Fudgy and moist.  And probably healthy.  After all you are getting a good helping of veggies in each square.

And now I find myself with one teensy little problem.  I need more zucchini.

Zucchini Brownies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: Makes 15 Brownies


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2 large eggs


  1. Preheat oven to 375° and spray a 9x13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl sift together the flour, sugar, salt, baking soda, and cocoa. Add the zucchini and stir to coat. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl whisk together the oil, vanilla, and eggs. Add to the mixture to the medium bowl with the dry ingredients. Stir until combined.
  4. Pour into the baking dish and bake for 25 minutes or until the center is cooked. Allow to cool and prinkle with powdered sugar if desired.




  1. Deborah says:

    First of all, I LOVE the new look!! And these brownies make me wish I had a zucchini plant!!

    • Krista says:

      Thank you so much Deborah! I’m so excited to have the new look up. And next year I’ll try to take a once a month trip to your house just so you can partake in my huge zucchini harvest!

  2. I totally need to get a zucchini plant too so I can make this and not share with anyone!

    • Krista says:

      If I was limited to only one thing to plant each year it would be zucchini. Although I do love our tomatoes. Okay, two things. I can only plant two things.

  3. I have had a recipe for zucchini recipes sitting in my inbox for 2 years. I think I’m going to try to make it now ; ) Looks delish.

  4. Meg says:

    I like your new look! It is very fresh and clean.

    My mom used to make zucchini cake. I am going to have to try these brownies. They look so good!

  5. Fantastic recipe, Krista! We love zucchini and I can totally see why they are mouthwatering because I want few of those pieces:)) I have to try it soon!!!!

  6. Stephanie says:

    Way to make brownies healthy! Now I won’t feel as bad if I finish the whole pan by myself. =P

  7. Ahhhh I need to put zucchini in some brownies ASAP! This is exactly how I like to get my veggies ;)

  8. These are absolutely gorgeous, Krista! Never would’ve guessed zucchini’s in there! And, the new site design is beautiful. Nicely done!!

  9. I love zucchini treats year round and adding them to chocolate brownies makes it even better!

  10. Hi Krista,
    Just stopping by to let you know I’ve linked to your brownies in my 100 chocolate recipes round-up

  11. Erika says:

    I just made these and they are just ok. Mine didn’t turn out as dark as the ones in the picture. I will definitely make these again but I will increase the cocoa (maybe to 1/3 cup cocoa) and I might try adding in chocolate chips. They don’t taste bad, just bland.

    • Krista says:

      Oh, I’m sorry they didn’t out very tasty Erika. I think the addition of the chocolate chips would be fantastic! I did make another batch of these at the end of the summer and, I will say this, the zucchini plays a huge part in the way the brownies turn out. My second batch wasn’t quite as fudgy as the first. I sure hope the next batch turns out better for you!

      • Erika says:

        They were still moist. Instead of calling them brownies I called them zucchini bars and I put cream cheese frosting on top and they were a hit! I wonder if mine turned out differently because I used frozen zucchini. They were still good, just not very chocolatey but the cream cheese frosting made them perfect. Thanks for the recipe.

  12. Eva says:

    I just made these and they seem to taste a little bitter from the baking soda. Is that normal?

    • Krista says:

      Hmmm. I don’t think so and no, thats not normal. It could possibly be from the zucchini. That’s the only ingredient that could cause a variable in taste, color, and consistency. Bummer!

      • Eva says:

        Ok I was kind of thinking it might be from not mixing the baking soda in enough. Next time I’ll mix the baking soda with a little milk and add it in last. It’s not a very strong bitter taste. I just put some frosting on them and they are still really good :-) thanks for sharing the recipe.

  13. Lydia says:

    Just made these. I used frozen zucchini. It turned more cake like then fudge brownie type. Still yummy. Making chocolate frosting to add a little more yummy to it! I wonder if its because of the frozen zuc?

  14. Stephanie says:

    Made these tonight. Used half whole wheat flour and applesauce instead of the oil. Came out moist and delicious. Definitely more cake like than brownie, but no complaints from my family. Thanks for the great recipe!


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