These lovely Paleo brownies are delicious and very easy to make. They are made with zucchini!!! Brownies are actually such a great way to incorporate zucchinis into baking! Vegetables are great in baked goods, and the zucchinis work beautifully in the recipe. If you have children at home it’s also a great way to have your children eat more vegetables.
These brownies do not contain any flour so they are especially great for all of you who avoid gluten, grains or legumes (beans, lentils, peas). These brownies are a much healthier version than the “regular” ones. They are lighter, fluffier, and the texture is different of course but they are pretty amazing in my opinion! They are also low in sugar so its perfect if you’re watching your sugar intake.
In this brownies recipe, I’ve added a pastured egg. Eggs are a great brain food and that they are one of the richest source of phospholipids. Phospholipids enhance mood, mind, and mental performance. And in terms of cholesterol, it’s a myth that eggs raise cholesterol and give heart disease. Oxidized cholesterol is what damages blood vessels and can lead to heart disease – not the cholesterol naturally found in eggs.
I hope you enjoy those healthy, paleo zucchini brownies!
- 1 ½ cups grated zucchini
- 1 cup creamy almond butter
- ½ cup raw cacao powder
- ⅓ cup coconut nectar or raw honey
- 1 pastured egg
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- ½ tsp fine sea salt
- ½ cup organic or vegan dark chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a food processor, combine all ingredients (at the exception of the chocolate chips), and process until nice and smooth.
- Add chocolate chips and stir.
- Pour the batter into a greased 9x9 baking pan. (I like to use coconut oil)
- Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.