The Best Zucchini Brownies

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My daughter has started claiming things as hers in preparation for my death.

It’s mostly the jewelry she wants, but will throw in the occasional bottle of mascara or food item too.

“Mom, can I have your ring when you’re dead?” Sure!

“Mom, can I have makeup when you’re dead?” Ok. 

“Mom, can I have ALLOFYOURCLOTHES when you’re dead?” Yes. Take them all.

“Mom, can I have the van when you’re dead?” If it still works.

“Mom, can I eat all the lollipops when you’re dead?” I guess?!

“Mom, can I have baby Blake when you’re dead?” Umm….that’s not quite how it works.

I’m not sure at what point she started asking me all this stuff, but she definitely has a list started. She’s even gone so far as to trying to pin down the exact date I’m going to die, but I told her she’d have to ask the big man upstairs about that and get back to me.

I’ll let you know if any revelations are revealed to either her or I.

My life is so…..fascinating. 

In other news, I’ve uploaded more videos of my life. Try to contain your excitement. Now instead of reading about my boring life, you get to relive it right along with us. You lucky, lucky souls. Feel free to subscribe to my channel here.

ANYWAYS. Zucchini brownies. –>I really need to stop baking when my husband isn’t home. Thighs are getting thunderous up in here, yo.

Also: these photos are ridiculous. Brownies that have a vegetable inside of them that don’t look like they have a vegetable inside of them have never looked so appetizing.

This is a new take on my go-to brownie recipe from my ebook. I made a few adjustments and bah-dah-bing-bah-dah-boom: zucchini brownies!

I tell ya, everyone and their dog is going to be on their way out to pick up a zucchini just so these can be made tonight. These are really good. Especially with the pourable frosting. Don’t skip out on that. Also, do me a solid and eat these warm. Taste buds will be-a-singin.

Here’s how you make them:


Heat up some oil, cocoa powder and dark chocolate chips in a small saucepan until melted. Then remove from the heat, stir in some granulated sugar, grated zucchini, egg, egg yolk and vanilla.


Still following along? GREAT. Add in your dry ingredients and give it a stir.


Pour into a lined quarter sheet pan. {You can always double the recipe and make this in a half sheet pan 😉 }


Spread the brownie batter out evenly and then bake 15-20 minutes.


Things might look a little…..funky….when you pull them out BUT! Never fear 🙂

The Best Zucchini Brownies from

It’s nothing a little chocolate fudgy glaze can’t fix!! Pour this over your *warm* brownies.


Spread it out evenly and let it cool 5 minutes before cutting into pieces and devouring.

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How good do these look? AND! Do you see any green? I don’t!

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Hello, lover.

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My my, you’re looking awfully delicious.

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If you have an extra 10 minutes to throw these together, I’d highly recommend it. They’re dark, rick, sweet, fudgy and you can’t even tell the zucchini is there. Perfect for any occasion.

Here’s the printable, friends. Enjoy!!


The Best Zucchini Brownies

Yield: 18 brownies

Prep Time:

Cook Time:

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  • 1/2 cup light tasting olive oil {or canola oil}
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg + 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup grated, rung out zucchini
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • for the glaze--
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 9 1/2"x13" baking pan {1/4 sheet pan size} with parchment paper, lightly spray with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In medium saucepan, melt oil, chocolate chips, and cocoa together over medium low heat. Remove from heat and stir in sugar, eggs, vanilla and zucchini. Stir in dry ingredients, then pour into prepared pan. Spread out evenly and bake 15-20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the middle. {A few moist crumbs is fine.}
  3. While brownies are baking, melt butter, cocoa powder, chocolate chips and milk together and simmer gently 1 minute. Remove from heat, then whisk in vanilla and powdered sugar.
  4. Once brownies are pulled from the oven, pour hot frosting over bars immediately. Spread to smooth, if needed. Cool 5-10 minutes before cutting into pieces and serving.

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  1. Had a recipe for zucchini brownies that I thought was good. LOST IT. Daughter coming for visit, requesting “z” brownies. DESPARATE. Found this & made them. THE BEST EVER! Computer printer not working. Actually hand wrote this recipe & made 2 copies—placed them in 3 different recipe boxes so as to NEVER LOSE THIS ONE! Yummy, wicked good!

    • Awesome!! So glad you liked them!

  2. Looking for a chocolate zucchini cake recipe is how I discovered your site!

  3. Cracking up reading about your daughter. Oh, dear!
    These brownies look amazing! I want that frosting.

  4. I’ve tried those and OMG, are those delicious or what?! Such a perfect recipe! Quick, easy to whip up and – to my surprise – even in my oven in which even the fudgiest brownies become dry as a desert, these are fluffy, slightly fudgy and not dry at all. Also, no one wanted to believe me they have zuccini in them and seriously, everyone loved them (I’ve made this for my brother’s birthday and took some to my work). One of me friends have made it too (after trying mine) and her family loved those as well.

    All in all – thank you so, so much Lauren for giving me the best brownie recipe I could wish for! Those deliver everything I like the most in brownies and to have a recipe that is this quick and easy to make… I cannot thank you enough!

    • SO SO glad you were able to enjoy them!! xoxo

  5. I just made these, and they were soooooo good! Moist and fudgy. I added a sprinkle of peanut butter chips to the batter and it was delightful!

  6. Best! Zucchini Brownies and fabulous frosting



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