Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Zucchini Brownies

2 C finely shredded zucchini
2 C flour
1 1/2 C sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. soda
1/2 C cocoa powder
1/2 C oil
2 tsp. vanilla
1 C nuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour 9 x 13 pan. Set aside.

Mix all wet ingredients together in a large bowl. (oil, zucchini, vanilla) In a separate bowl mix all dry ingredients. Combine the two bowls. Batter will be THICK. Spread in 9 x 13. Bake for 30-40 minutes. Top will look "glazed" almost when finished. Check with toothpick.


4 T cocoa powder
2 T butter (softened)
2 T shortening
Melt in saucepan over medium heat
2 C powdered sugar
1/4 c milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla

Combine saucepan and remaining ingredients, blend well, by hand or mixer.

Frost when cooled. Enjoy.

This reminds me of my "Deceptively Delicious" recipes, but it isn't. It's from my neighbor who has grown an amazing garden and brings me all the extras. YAY. My kids (4 & 7) even ask to eat these brownies, KNOWING full well they are made with veggies.