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Zucchini Brownies

 

These Zucchini Brownies are actually quite delicious!  They are moist and don’t taste like zucchini at all!  You could even shred the zucchini really small to hide it better if you like.  Zucchini Brownies are one of those healthy desserts that you just keep eating and eating and eating…is it still healthy if you eat half the pan?

 

Ingredients:
1/2 Cup Canola Oil
1 1/2 Cups Sugar
2 teaspoons Vanilla
1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Soda
1/2 Cup Cocoa Powder
1 Cup All Purpose Flour
1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
2 Cups Grated Zucchini

 

Preheat oven to 350°F.  Spray a 9 inch by 13 inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray and dust with flour.

Stir together oil, sugar and vanilla in a large bowl.

In another bowl, combine salt, baking soda, cocoa powder and both flours.  Slowly mix the dry ingredients into the wet.  This will be very dry when mixed together.

Add grated zucchini and mix until combined and moistened.  Transfer to the prepared pan and spread the batter evenly.

Bake until a toothpick inserted in the brownie comes out clean, about 25-30 minutes.

 

Yield: 9X13 Pan of Brownies

-Recipe by Savory Seasonings-

Black Bottom Banana Bars

 

I’m always looking for banana recipes and this one is surely a keeper.  They turned out to be more cake-like than I expected, but were super delicious.

 

Ingredients:
1/2 Cup Butter, softened
1 Cup Sugar
1 Egg
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 1/2 Cup Mashed Ripe Bananas (about 3 medium)
1 1/2 Cup All-Purpose Flour
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/4 Cup Cocoa Powder

 

Preheat oven to 350°F.  Spray a 9″ x 13″ baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.

 

In a large bowl, mix together the butter and sugar with an electric mixer until smooth.  Add the egg and vanilla, mixing to combine.  Mix in the bananas.

 

In another bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  Stir the flour mixture into the banana mixture.

 

Divide the batter evenly between two bowls.  Add the cocoa powder to one bowl and stir to combine.  Pour the cocoa batter into the prepared baking dish and spread out evenly.

 

Spoon the other bowl of batter over the cocoa batter in the baking dish.  Swirl with a knife.

 

Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 30 minutes.

 

-Recipe comes from BeckyHiggins.com-