Betty's Moist Zucchini Brownies

Betty demonstrates how to make Zucchini Brownies. These brownies are delicious and are a terrific way to sneak some nutrition into a dessert! This recipe is adapted from Arrita Morris’s Zucchini Brownies, published in the Richmond Register newspaper.

Moist Zucchini Brownies

½ cup vegetable oil
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 egg
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 cups fresh peeled, shredded zucchini
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
cooking oil spray

In a large mixing bowl, use an electric mixer to beat together vegetable oil, sugar, and vanilla. Beat in egg. Use a spoon or spatula to stir in cocoa powder and zucchini. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and salt. Add flour mixture to chocolate mixture, a little at a time, stirring until all of the flour mixture is incorporated in the chocolate mixture. The mixture will be very stiff, but the zucchini will release moisture as the brownies bake, making the brownies rich and moist. Pour brownie mixture into a 13-inch by 9-inch by 2-inch baking dish that has been sprayed with cooking oil spray. Bake at 350 degrees (F) at the middle of the oven for about 20 to 25 minutes. Start testing for doneness after 15 minutes, inserting a toothpick into the deepest part and checking to see if it remains clean. When the toothpick remains clean, the brownies are done and must be removed immediately for perfect moistness. Let cool in pan. Cut into squares and serve, or frost before serving. The next video in Betty’s Kitchen (in a couple of days) will be Chocolate Frosting for Brownies, and it is perfect for these tasty Zucchini Brownies. Enjoy! –Betty ♥♥♥

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  1. I've made this brownie recipe before and it is delicious and has the best texture ever. I was just wondering though, do you think this would work for cupcakes too and how long would you bake them?

  2. These brownies were sooo good!! I also made the frosting that goes with these and it was amazing. It wasn't too sweet and it just yum. I'm going to make these again(:

  3. Hi Betty! i just wondering if can substitute zucchini with pumpkin? we have a lot of pumpkin here in the Philippines right now. thank you in advance! btw,i so love your frosting recipe. keep it up!

  4. Can't wait to try this. far every single recipe I've tried has been a hit…I love all your slow cooker ones …my husband and kids say " thank you too"

  5. Although this is more than a cake to me rather than brownies, its the best chocolate cake i have ever had. Paired with that amazing super easy icing recipe you posted (which i will now be using for anything else i want chocolate frosting on as well) It was absolutely delicious. Thabks for the great recipe!

  6. Zucchini and chocolate just go together for some reason. I think I'd shred the Zucchini finer myself, but that's a personal preference.

  7. new subbie right here=), thank you for such great recipes and I love the fact that you dont use fancy equipment like other bakers xx

  8. These look really good! I love sneaking veggies into things like this and i never would of thought of doing it in a brownie like this. Would you say this particular brownie reciepe is a fudgy, chewy, or cake-like type of brownie?

  9. hi Betty!!! watching your recipes from Peru. Thanks cause I prepared those brownies ,they were delicious, all my family love them. Waiting your next video. Have a good night and thank you for sharing your recipes with all of us.

  10. The brownies look amazing Betty and very moist. Hope you are having a lovely week in sunny Kentucky. Lots of love, Allan x x

  11. Betty, i´ve never used zucchini in desserts before, but i´m really anxious for doing it! This recipe is perfect for my purpose. The texture of it is amazing. And i´m sure that the flavour is delicious.
    Thanks for the recipe, it´s so great.

    I hope you have a fantastic day there, in Richmond.

    Love you,



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