An easy and veggie packed recipe for Whole Wheat Zucchini Brownies. The kids will never know you snuck in something that's good for them.
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
1 cup white whole wheat flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup freshly grated zucchini
1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat your oven to 350º F degrees and spray a 9x9 pan with non-stick spray.
In a medium sized mixing bowl add sugar, oil and vanilla bean paste. Stir to combine.
Add in white whole wheat flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Stir to combine.
Add in the zucchini and chocolate chips and stir to combine. The mixture might look a little dry but let it sit for just a few minutes and the zucchini should release some water and make the mixture a bit more moist.
Add the mixture (it will be thick) to the prepared baking dish, press to the sides and smooth so that the brownies are equally distributed. Bake for about 25 minutes or until the sides are set and the center is just slightly soft. Let cool before slicing and sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired.
Recipe by Farmgirl Gourmet at https://www.farmgirlgourmet.com/2016/04/whole-wheat-zucchini-brownies.html