ZUCCHINI BROWNIES

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INGREDIENTS:
1 cup finely shredded zucchini (use the smallest blade on a cheese grater. It should look like a puree).
6 tablespoons butter, melted
2 tablespoons coconut oil, measured in melted state
1 large egg
2 t.s. honey
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
¾ cup almond flour
⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder (or ¼ cup if you don’t like them too rich)
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon sea salt
4 squares  90% chocolate cut into pieces/chunks

INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Preheat oven to 176°C | 350°F. Line a 8×8″ baking pan with baking?parchment paper, or lightly grease with oil spray. Set aside.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the zucchini, butter, oil, egg, sweetener (or sugar), and vanilla until well combined. Add the peanut flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt; folding through slowly until just combined. The batter will be thick but shouldn’t be dry. (It depends on how much liquid your zucchini has! If too dry, add 1-2 tablespoons of water). Fold in half of the chocolate chunks; pour batter into prepared pan; sprinkle remaining chocolate chunks over the top.
3. Bake for 30 minutes or until the brownies spring back when gently touched. (If testing with a toothpick, they will be very moist in the centre BUT they do set and harden when removed from the oven.)
4. Allow to cool completely (about half an hour); cut into squares and chill to semi-set.
If storing at room temperature they’re best eaten within 2 days. If refrigerating, they last 3-4 days.

 

modified from:cafedelites.com

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