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Zucchini Brownies

Zucchini Brownies- no oil, just bananas, applesauce, and zucchini. So yummy.
Zucchini Brownies- no oil, just bananas, applesauce, and zucchini. So yummy.

Confession: I am so hard off the Whole30 it isn’t even funny.  Like, the Whole30 is here: x and then there are infinity spaces, and then I am here: x.

Zucchini Brownies- no oil, just bananas, applesauce, and zucchini. So yummy.
Zucchini Brownies- no oil, just bananas, applesauce, and zucchini. So yummy.

This weekend I ate my weight in zucchini brownies.

Zucchini Brownies- no oil, just bananas, applesauce, and zucchini. So yummy.
Zucchini Brownies- no oil, just bananas, applesauce, and zucchini. So yummy.

I threw them together on Friday night.  I just had a craving for chocolate and these totally fit the bill.  They weren’t quite as unhealthy as a traditional brownie, which was nice, although with the amount of sugar in them, I’m going to stop short of calling them “healthy.”

Zucchini Brownies- no oil, just bananas, applesauce, and zucchini. So yummy.
Zucchini Brownies- no oil, just bananas, applesauce, and zucchini. So yummy.

I added some mini chocolate chips to mine because I was feeling extra bad.

Zucchini Brownies- no oil, just bananas, applesauce, and zucchini. So yummy.
Zucchini Brownies- no oil, just bananas, applesauce, and zucchini. So yummy.

The zucchini and banana resulted in a delicious, moist, and fudgy brownie.  These were really good.

Recipe adapted from Spark Recipes

Ingredients:
1/2 cup applesauce
2 small/medium bananas, mashed
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups finely shredded zucchini (I just use a cheese grater)
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup of walnuts or mini chocolate chips (optional)

Preheat the oven to 350°.  Grease a 9×13 inch baking dish.

Add the applesauce, bananas, and sugar, and vanilla to a bowl and mix together well.  Add the cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, and flour, and mix until just combined.  Fold in the zucchini and the chocolate chips until combined.

Spread into your baking sheet (sprinkle chocolate chips on the top if desired) and bake for about 25 minutes until a toothpick inserted the center springs back when lightly touched.

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