Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Tasty Tuesday

               In my quest to find something else to do with my zucchini, I found the Skinny Chef, no pun intended but how? lol  Anyhoo, she had a recipe that caught my eye, actually, double chocolate caught my eye but oh what a sweet way to use up some zucchini!

Double Chocolate Zucchini Brownies

5 ounces bittersweet dark chocolate, chopped
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 egg whites
1 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cups all-purpose flour or oat flour, plus 1 tablespoon for flouring the pan
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice
1 1/2 cups shredded zucchini, (about 1 large zucchini)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or almonds
Non-stick cooking spray


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 8×8-inch baking pan with cooking spray and sprinkle with the one tablespoon of flour. Shake the pan until the flour evenly coats the inside of the pan. Place chocolate in an ovenproof dish and place in the oven, 5-6 minutes until just melted. Or place chocolate in microwave (30 seconds to 1 minute) until melted. Cool slightly.
In a large bowl, mix together the oil, egg white, sugar, vanilla and melted chocolate until well blended. Stir in the flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt, cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice. Fold in the zucchini and nuts. Spread evenly into the prepared pan.
Bake for 25-30 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the center of the pan. Cool completely in the pan and cut into squares. Store in an air-tight container for up to 3 days.

           They won't last 3 days in my house and no one will know where the  zucchini went too! Keep cool, the extreme heat is due to cover 40 states so if it's just too hot to bake, shred your zucchini and freeze it for later use, fall baking sounds good to me! 


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