{Healthy} Triple Chocolate Zucchini Brownies

It’s true what they say that it’s the things we love the most, that destroy us. Case in point, I almost sliced off my fingers trying to cut these brownies into pieces. Anyway, other than the fact that these are probably the deadliest brownies around, seemingly peaceful, but actually thirsty for your blood the moment you turn your back on them, I think they’re actually pretty okay.

And by “okay” I actually mean “tastiest, most divine brownies on Earth”. But then again, it’s fudgy chocolaty brownies with extra chocolate chunks the size of my head and a drizzle of warm nutella we’re talking about. How you expected any less than dessert perfection, I don’t know.

{Healthy} Fudgy Zucchini Chocolate Brownies: hard to believe these are completely unprocessed and vegan!

I have this problem where I cannot seem to stop calling every new dessert I make “the best dessert you guys will ever put into your mouth for real blah blah I mean it guys it’s so good blah blah blah dessert dessert I like it” but guys, trust me: I’M DEAD SERIOUS THIS TIME.

And it’s not that I don’t mean it sometimes. I always do. I guess it’s just that I have a problem finding myself over-attached to delicious chocolate desserts and fictional bearded men with a sword over and over again. Nevermind, they always end up breaking my heart when there isn’t a single crumb left or they’re betrayed by the people they were supposed to trust.

{Healthy} Triple Chocolate Zucchini Chocolate Brownies: hard to believe these are completely unprocessed and vegan!

Never trust teenage boys, that’s my motto: some will eat a whole pan of triple chocolate brownies when you’re not looking, others will try to stab you in the snow when you don’t expect it.

And if we’re going to be honest, I don’t know what’s worse.

{Healthy} Triple Chocolate Zucchini Chocolate Brownies: hard to believe these are completely unprocessed and vegan!

I mean, brownies. Triple chocolate brownies oozing with melty bits and a nutella drizzle, to be exact. I don’t care if you’re ravenous and haven’t eaten in 2871389 days (not the case with my brothers… have you seen those cookie munching machines??), if you dare to steal my brownies from me before I’ve had the chance to devour at least half of the pan, consider yourself stabbed on the heart while enjoying this wedding you’re attending to.

{Healthy} Triple Chocolate Zucchini Chocolate Brownies: hard to believe these are completely unprocessed and vegan!

Or tricked into eating chickpea-based brownies thinking they’re made with butter, mind you. I’m actually not good at stabbing people or attending weddings, so I’m going to have to find a different way to plot my revenge (*evil laugh*)

Bottom line: do not touch my brownies.

{Healthy} Triple Chocolate Zucchini Chocolate Brownies: hard to believe these are completely unprocessed and vegan!

For real, guys. These brownies? They’re what I feel that candy houses in heaven are made of. They taste like the most sinful, decadent treat, so fudgy and melt-in-your-mouth-awesome. Is it bad that I want to take seven pans full of them and elope?

Can I, can I?

{Healthy} Triple Chocolate Zucchini Chocolate Brownies: hard to believe these are completely unprocessed and vegan!

(Friendly reminder that I just tried to use Thesaurus to look for another synonym for decadent, since, you know, it’s no bueno to use the same word over and over again even though these brownies are the epitome of decadence, and it came up with “depraved”, “perverted” and “degenerated”. I might or might not have just spent the last three hours laughing at the thought of a naughty, dirty-minded brownie. Hello I’m four)

Anyhoo. Luscious as they look, they’re actually some of the healthier treats around! Can I get extra points or one “well done” sticker? ‘Cause I’m still four and proud.

{Healthy} Triple Chocolate Zucchini Chocolate Brownies: hard to believe these are completely unprocessed and vegan!

Vegetables? Check. Yay for hidden zucchini as a way to seek anticipated vengeance when your brothers eat all of your food.

Wholegrain flour? You bet! Yet these brownies don’t come out dry at all.

Minimally processed sugar? Check número dos. Is it okay that I want to elope with coconut sugar too? I mean, isn’t that slightly vanilla-like, sweet flavour to die for?

Zero cholesterol since these are vegan? Yeah! Is that an excuse to eat the whole pan? YEAH. And apparently my teenage brothers agree wholeheartedly.

{Healthy} Triple Chocolate Zucchini Chocolate Brownies: hard to believe these are completely unprocessed and vegan!

What can I say, these brownies are addictive like a HBO TV show. They’re full of yumminess and they will break your heart when they’re over. I cannot blame my brothers for wanting to eat them all but, guess what.

Revenge is a dish best served cold. 

And so are frappucinos.

More on that later.

Triple Chocolate Zucchini Brownies
Serves 12
Deliciously addictive chocolate brownies. Fudgy, melty and so luscious it's hard to believe they're good for you!
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  1. 200 grams whole wheat flour
  2. 30 grams almond flour
  3. 1 tsp. baking powder
  4. 1 tsp. instant coffee granules
  5. 40 grams cacao powder
  6. a pinch of salt
  7. 1 flax egg
  8. 150 grams coconut sugar
  9. 250 ml. almond milk
  10. 50 grams olive oil
  11. 1/2 a large zucchini
  12. 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  13. 1 tsp. vinegar
  14. 80 grams dark chocolate
  15. 50 grams walnuts
  16. 2-3 tablespoons vegan nutella
  1. Whisk together in a bowl flours, sugar, cacao, baking powder, coffee granules and salt.
  2. Grate the zucchini and add it to the bowl.
  3. Stir in the flax egg, milk, vinegar, oil and vanilla and mix well.
  4. Chop the chocolate bar and add the chunks to the batter, as well as the chopped walnuts.
  5. Line a brownie pan with parchment paper and pour the batter in it.
  6. Bake at 350F (175ºC) for 30-35 minutes or until you insert a toothpick in the center and it comes out clean (be careful because the dark chocolate bits might stain it even though it's done!)
  7. Warm the nutella so it's easy to drizzle and pour it on top of the brownies.
  8. Enjoy!
  1. White whole wheat can be used in place of whole wheat flour.
  2. Vegan nutella can be found in most health food stores (mine is from De Rit)
  3. These keep well stored in an air-tight container for 3-4 days (when they last!)
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  • Reply wellandfull July 15, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    You had me at “brownies”…. no more convincing needed here 😉 (especially when they’re healthy too!!)

  • Reply shashi at runninsrilankan July 15, 2015 at 6:08 pm

    Oh dear – these brownies look fantastic – so excited that they are packed with zucchini!

  • Reply superfitbabe July 15, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    These zucchini brownies look spectacular! So tasty!

  • Reply Kelly - Life Made Sweeter July 15, 2015 at 7:01 pm

    These brownies look so dangerously decadent! Love that that they are secretly healthy and hiding all the yummy zucchini 🙂 They sound so amazing!

  • Reply Ashley July 15, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    Chocolate and zucchini is the bestttt. These brownies look amazing!!

  • Reply Ania July 15, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    These look amazing ! I’m absolutely going to try them, but can I replace flax egg with normal one, coconut sugar with brown sugar and almond flour with whole wheat ?
    Thanks for answering x

    • Reply Consuelo July 15, 2015 at 11:10 pm

      Hi Ania!
      1) I haven’t tried using normal eggs, but I think it should work.
      2) Yup! Brown sugar will work with no problem.
      3) Almond flour is higher in fat which makes these brownies fudgier. If you use all wholewheat you’ll have to add extra fat, and I’m not sure it’ll even work, sorry!
      Thank you! x

  • Reply Monica July 15, 2015 at 11:24 pm

    Oh my – they look fabulous! I’ve made zucchini cookies that were amazingly moist and even my little one had no idea. I’m sure brownies are way better! This is decadent in the best way. : )

  • Reply Cathy July 16, 2015 at 6:22 am

    Omgoodness. You had me at “triple chocolate”. It looks delicious!

  • Reply June @ How to Philosophize with Cake July 16, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    Those sound like the perfect way to use up zucchini! Plus if there’s a vegetable in them, they’re healthy…right? 🙂

  • Reply whiskandshout July 16, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    Ahhh these look heavenly!

  • Reply makingthymeforhealth July 17, 2015 at 6:51 am

    These look amazing, Consuelo! I want to jump right through the screen and grab one!

  • Reply josefinetm July 18, 2015 at 10:36 am

    Consuelo! You’ve done it again. These brownies look like the best in the world. Not kidding! I almost don’t blame your brothers 😉 Haha. Pinned – these have to come to life in my kitchen as soon as I’m back from holiday

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  • Reply Tiffany September 26, 2015 at 6:25 am

    These look amazing! Would never think there was zucchini behind all that chocolate. The pictures all making me hungry now!

  • Reply Tenna October 1, 2015 at 9:17 pm

    These look amazing. I just have one question though… half a large zucchini? My large zucchinis are easily 5kgs, so…does that mean that you want me to add 2.5 kg og zucchini? or do you have a better estimate? 😉 Thank you a bunch

    • Reply Consuelo October 2, 2015 at 6:51 pm

      Hi Tenna!

      Wow those are such massive zucchinis!! Lucky gal haha. I’d say that about 350-400 grams would be great! 🙂 x

  • Reply Katrin October 29, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    Mmm que buena pinta!! Voy a probar a hacerlos este finde! 😀 Sabes si se puede sustituir la leche de almendras por leche de soja? O si no por leche semidesnatada? Esque mi novio es alergico a las almendras.. Gracias!

    • Reply Consuelo October 29, 2015 at 6:28 pm

      Siii! Por supuesto! Cualquier leche funciona hehe 🙂

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