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Dark Chocolate Zucchini Brownies

Dark Chocolate Zucchini Brownies

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  • Author: Maegan - The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 50 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 mins
  • Yield: 8
  • Category: Dessert


Zucchini, dark chocolate and whole wheat flour come together to make these Dark Chocolate Zucchini Brownies rich, delicious and pretty nutritious.


  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened dark cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini (about 3 medium), drained on paper towels
  • 11/4 cups dark chocolate chips, divided


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9-inch square baking dish.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Make a well in the center and add the oil, egg and vanilla. Stir until well combined. The batter will be very thick at this point. Stir in the zucchini then 1 cup dark chocolate chips until well combined.
  3. Spread the batter evenly in the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool on a wire rack for at least 30 minutes before cutting into.
  4. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. They taste great cold, but are extra tasty after being heated in the microwave for a few seconds!