Vegan Zucchini Brownies Recipe

Yes, these chocolatey, cake-like brownies are vegan, but the non-vegans in your life will never know unless you spill the beans.  In place of the 3-plus eggs found in most traditional brownies, this recipes uses a winning combination of unsweetened applesauce and silken tofu.

And wait…what?  There’s zucchini in there?? No way! (Way.)

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Servings Prep Time
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Cook Time
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Servings Prep Time
15people 15minutes
Cook Time
30minutes
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Vegan Zucchini Brownies
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Rating: 4.5
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Servings Prep Time
15people 15minutes
Cook Time
30minutes
Servings Prep Time
15people 15minutes
Cook Time
30minutes
Ingredients
  • 1/2cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2cup soft silken tofu
  • 1 1/2cup sugar
  • 2teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2teaspoon salt
  • 2cup finely shredded zucchini(about 2 medium), squeezed well after shredding to remove excess liquid
  • 1/2cup walnut or pecan pieces(optional)
  • powdered sugar, for dusting(optional)
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Spray a 9x13 inch glass or metal baking pan with cooking spray and sprinkle with a little flour (to prevent brownies from sticking) .
  3. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl and set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the applesauce, silken tofu and sugar and beat with electric mixer or by hand until smooth.
  5. Add vanilla and cocoa powder and blend well.
  6. Add dry ingredients and stir by hand until well combined.
  7. Add zucchini and stir well to evenly distribute throughout batter.
  8. Add nuts, if using.
  9. Spread batter evenly into prepared pan.
  10. Bake for 25-30 minutes until brownies spring back when gently touched.
  11. Cool in pan; cut into 15 squares and dust with powdered sugar if desired before serving.
  12. Store brownies in an airtight container at room temperature, or wrap well and freeze.

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