Chocolate Fudge Zucchini Brownies (vegan, gluten free & healthy!)
Healthy … brownies … who knew they could be so out-of-this-world-amazing??!!
Can you believe that 1 brownie has ONLY 86 calories and 6g of sugar? YES, it’s true. And you know what? These are totally gluten free – and vegan if you use maple syrup instead of honey and use vegan chocolate chips.
Because of all the dark chocolate chips and moist zucchini these brownies have a really rich fudge texture. Even a small piece will do wonders towards satisfying your sweet tooth.
Healthy Chocolate Fudge Zucchini Brownies (vegan, gluten free & healthy!)
1/2 cup all natural unsalted peanut butter
1/4 cup maple or honey or agave nectar
1/2 cup unsweetened natural applesauce
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 cup gluten free oats
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups shredded zucchini
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (vegan if desired)
Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 8×11 baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
Place oats in blender or food processor and process until finely ground. Set aside.
In a large bowl cream together peanut butter, applesauce, maple and vanilla until smooth. Add in zucchini, cocoa powder, ground oats, baking soda, and salt; mix until well combined. Gently fold in 1/4 cup of chocolate chips. Pour batter into prepared baking pan and sprinkle remaining chocolate chips over the top. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until tooth pick inserted into middle comes out almost clean.
Cool brownies completely on wire rack then cut into 20 squares. Enjoy!
Serving size: 1 brownie