Your New Favorite Zucchini Brownie Recipe

Photo by Doris Xiao

With many turning to healthier diets—non-processed foods and organic purchases—it can seem difficult to indulge without feeling like you have to ditch those decadent pastries. Luckily, there are many recipes popping up that come in a variety of healthy options.

Valley is giving you a dairy-free zucchini brownie recipe that will prove healthy food can still taste just as delicious, if not better!

What You’ll Need

1 zucchini

3/4 cup sugar

1 cup all-purpose flour

2/3 cup cocoa powder

2 teaspoons baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 eggs

1 1/2 cup chocolate chips

2 tablespoons coconut oil

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce

What You’ll Do
  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F
  2. Peel and grate zucchini into a bowl
  3. Add in and mix both wet and dry ingredients
  4. Add 1/2 cup chocolate chips into mixture and stir well
  5. Coat baking pan with butter or coconut oil and pour in brownie mixture
  6. Sprinkle atop another 1/2 cup of chocolate chips
  7. Bake for 35 minutes, or until inserted knife comes out clean
  8. In a heated saucepan, add remaining 1/2 cup chocolate chips with a pinch of salt
  9. Stir until melted
  10. Pour chocolate mixture atop brownies and spread until fully coated
  11. (Optional) Sprinkle some chocolate chips on top
  12. Enjoy!

The best thing about this recipe? Make as many variations as you want! You can substitute the sugar for a coconut sugar or stevia alternative, switch to whole wheat flour and even try out dairy-free chocolate chips. This recipe is both delicious and practical when it comes to making it a healthier option for those cheat days.

If you try to make this recipe yourself, show us! Tag us in photos at @ValleyMag.