Saturday, July 23, 2011

Double Chocolate Zucchini Brownies

Yum


It was bound to happen. I just didn't really expect that it would.

See, I'm still rather new to this whole Twitter thing, and while I use it occasionally, I'm not very good about it. I have no idea what the little symbols are, or how to make the links appear as those tiny little URL's. And I can go for days without checking it, which is eons in Twitter-time. So I miss a lot, and I am rarely if ever involved in any conversations there. But it just so happened that I stumbled upon a re-tweet (that's when someone reposts something someone else said, in case you didn't know) about these amazing brownies, and I had to have a look. And so I stumbled upon a new blog, which I have fallen in love with, and these brownies, which I

I remember it quite clearly (which is good, since it was only a few days ago...). Ladybug was in bed, it was getting late. Joel was sitting on one end of the couch, studying. I was on the other end, just messing around on my phone, when it happened. I saw them.
"oooooh...." I said.
After a few moments of silence, Joel said "What?"
"I want to make these brownies. Now"
"Now? What kind are they?" he said.
"Double Chocolate Zucchini!!"
"That sounds...gross"
"No, it sounds amazing, and I'm going to make them first thing in the morning!"

And so I did. I don't think I have ever responded to a recipe so eagerly!! And I was no disappointed. These are rich, and amazing, and sooo chocoaltely! When served straight from the refrigerator, they are super fudgy. When warmed for a few seconds in the microwave, they are cakey and wonderful. When served warm with a scoop of ice cream....oh man...


Joel didn't like them. Which was bad. Because I don't know anyone in the new town yet, and I was left alone with an entire 8x8 pan of these. I tried to tell myself that it was ok, they were made with whole wheat flour! They had olive oil in them! They used all natural honey as a sweetener, no refined sugar! I even put a note on the door to our apartment complex that said "Free Brownies! Come and Get Them!" And NO ONE CAME!

I ate half the pan by myself before I had to freeze them!

Double Chocolate Zucchini Brownies
(A Dash of Sass)

2 cups grated zucchini
1/2 c olive oil
1/2 cup honey or agave nectar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 3/4c white whole wheat flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 cup semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350.
Grease an 8x8 inch baking pan.
Grate the zucchini and press gratings with a paper towel to squeeze out excess moisture.
IN a large bowl, bfeat together oil, eggs, agave/honey, and vanilla.
Add zucchini and mix to combine.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, salt, baking powder and cinnamon.
Add the dry to the wet and stir!
Add in the chocolate chips.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 30-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Let cool completely.
Serve chilled for a fudgy brownie or warmed for a gooey, cakey brownie.


2 comments:

  1. Pretty sure I need to make these now. Looks delish!

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  2. These look really fudgy and delicious! I have to try these this weekend.

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