Zucchini Brownies with Milk Chocolate Frosting

We love dessert. It’s true. That’s why you’ll find our favorite desserts on this blog. That’s why my husband is usually concerned with what’s for dessert more than what’s for dinner. And that’s why I going to have to start Jillian Michael’s 30 day shred (Again)!

Before I start the 30 day shred again – I have to share with you these Thick & Decadent Zucchini Brownies with Milk Chocolate Frosting.

Zucchini Brownies with Milk Chocolate Frosting

Here’s the thing about these zucchini brownies; they are pretty much a healthy dessert if you skip the frosting. Not much sugar, and zero oil. They are absolutely tasty without the frosting, or with a little tiny spoonful of cool whip on top. But if you want a rich, decadent, amazing dessert – add the frosting. And then just start counting calories again tomorrow :)

Zucchini Brownies with Milk Chocolate Frosting
 
Delicious and Decadent brownies lightened up by using zucchini and applesauce instead of oil.
Ingredients
  • For brownies:
  • 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ cup applesauce
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1½-2 cups shredded zucchini
  • For frosting:
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup butter (softened)
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9x9 inch baking pan with nonstick spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. In a large bowl mix together applesauce, egg, vanilla extract, then fold in zucchini. Mix in the flour mixture slowly until all blended. Spread evenly into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 30-45 minutes in the preheated oven, until toothpick comes out clean when pricked into the center. Allow brownies to completely cool before frosting.
  4. To make the frosting: In a medium bowl, blend together soften butter and cocoa powder. Slowly blend in confectioners sugar and milk, alternating. Then blend in vanilla.
  5. Cut brownies into squares and smother them in frosting. Enjoy!

Zucchini Brownies with Milk Chocolate Frosting

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Chelsea
Chelsea is the owner and blogger of Making Home Base. Making Home Base is a lifestyle blog that focuses on DIY and home decor projects, crafts, delicious desserts, and military life. After moving 5 times in 6 years, she's finally settling in her new (to her) military base house. She looks at the obstacle of residing in a rental home as a challenge and loves finding budget friendly ways to make her house feel like home. Chelsea lives in Southern California with her husband and daughter.
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