Friday, August 16, 2013

Zucchini Brownies

So... long time no write. I got a new oven cause our other one mysteriously broke so I was dying to bake something, especially cause it's a convection oven which I've somehow never managed to use one before. I figured I might as well share my recipe since it's only been you know, like 4 months since my last post. Maybe I'll make a post after this with a little summary of my life as of lately, not that my facebook doesn't already give it all away. 

I'm honestly not even sure how I got on to the idea of wanting to make zucchini brownies yesterday. I was going to attempt macarons and then I just laughed at myself and said who am I kidding. I really wish I could remember why I thought zucchini but I just can't. Maybe it had something to do with attempting to be slightly maybe 10% healthier than a regular brownie. Who knows. Either way, I made them and I used dark cocoa powder so they're so chocolatey it's heavenly. I was skeptical that I'd even like these as much as regular brownies but I surprised myself! I brought them into work cause there wasn't any way I'd be ok with myself eating all of them. Hopefully my coworkers like them as much too.

Zucchini Brownies
Yield ~30 servings

1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 cups grated zucchini
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 egg
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl mix the sugar, oil, zucchini, egg, and vanilla. In a separate bowl sift in the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet, then add in the chocolate chips. Bake for about 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.