Chocolate zucchini brownies? Seriously? I was sure there was no way that my brownie-loving-husband would like them. But when you sink your teeth into their chewy, sweet, chocolaty deliciousness, you would never guess they have zucchini in them! And neither will the kiddos! Finally, a dessert that will get them to eat their vegetables. Life is good!
You can switch up the type of chocolate chips you choose to improve their health benefits. I for one, usually go for the dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips. But you may want to choose anything from milk chocolate to the double dark chocolate chips.
I don’t like to use milk chocolate because of the sugar content. However, I did make a batch of half milk chocolate and half dark chocolate and my husband really liked them! I seriously could not tell a huge difference. Either way, they will be healthier than any regular or out-of-the box brownies. And the family will be getting some vegetables (not to mention a dab of applesauce).
One healthy benefits is that these brownies call for coconut sugar: a healthy alternative to regular sugar or an artificial sweetener. And it also calls for whole wheat or spelt flour, instead of highly processed flour.
Just wait until you read the health benefits at the end of the recipe!
Having said that, does that mean I’m going to eat 5 of them every day. NOT! But they certainly qualify for the 80/20 rule. So enjoy their chewy goodness (in moderation) as a healthier alternative, and a very scrumptious dessert.
And leave a comment below to let me know you’re going to try them! Also, you’re welcome to suggest any changes.