Zucchini Paleo Brownies

Zucchini Paleo Brownies

How do you get vegetables and fruit in a brownie? Try this Zucchini Paleo Brownies recipe! The zucchini, applesauce and bananas makes them moist, stevia keeps them sugar-free, and the cocoa will satisfy your chocolate craving. You won’t even be able to tell they have zucchini in them, or need eggs or butter to make them (they are vegan too). If you like an extra layer of chocolate, top them off with chocolate ganache.

Zucchini Paleo Brownies

Makes 16-24 squares

Ingredients

  • ½ cup applesauce
  • 2 small or medium bananas mashed
  • 1 ½ teaspoon of Stevia
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups finely shredded zucchini
  • 2 cups coconut flour
  • ½ cup walnut pieces

Toppings (optional)

Note: If you find the brownies are too dry for your taste, substitute the coconut flour for almond flour, and double or triple the amount of applesauce.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 9″x 13″ inch baking pan.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the applesauce, mashed bananas and Stevia.
  3. Add vanilla and cocoa and mix together.
  4. Then add baking soda, salt and zucchini and mix together. Add flour and walnuts and mix together.
  5. Spread evenly into a prepared pan.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes until brownies spring back when gently touched.

Recipe inspired by FitLife.tv.

Zucchini Paleo Brownies

Dr. B.J. Hardick

About Dr. B.J. Hardick

Raised in a holistic family, Dr. B.J. Hardick is an organic food fanatic, green living aficionado, and has spent the majority of his life working in natural health care. In 2009, he wrote his first book, Maximized Living Nutrition Plans, which has now been used professionally in over 500 health clinics. Dr. Hardick regularly blogs healthy recipes and holistic health articles on his own website, DrHardick.com, and speaks to numerous professional and public audiences every year. In his spare time, he invests his keen interest in sustainable living into urban development in his hometown of London, Ontario.

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