It’s that time of the year when my garden is OVERFLOWING with zucchinis.
It’s also that time of the year when Game of Thrones is about to come back.
Which has nothing to do with the fact that I made chia zucchini brownies BUT you know I like GoT a lot so I had to let you know.
Now that you’re aware that:
a) I’ve got way more zucchinis than I know what to do with them.
b) I’ve got a probably too unhealthy obsession over men with beards and swords called Jon Snow.
Let’s get back to those brownies: soft, dense and chocolaty brownies packed with goodness. I meannnnnnn I did put one entire zucchini in there so they might or might not qualify as salad. Plus, I added a ton of chia seeds to the batter, which, unless you’ve spent the last 4 years or so living under a pineapple under the sea with no access to the internet (poor u), you’ll know to be superfoods.
Brownies that are actually good for you? YES, SIGN ME UP.
These beauties are lower in sugar and fat than the average delicacy. Grated zucchini adds a lot of moisture to the batter, so you can cut down on the amount of oil used… which is a fabulous thing because, although deliciously nutritious, coconut oil is rather expensive, while zucchinis are FREE.
To cut back on sugah, I used some vanilla flavoured stevia drops aka my new drug. I love love love these because they don’t taste metallic like other brands do (like, am I eating dessert or is my mouth bleeding!!!!) and they add the most delicious hint of vanilla. A little goes a long way so they’re pretty unexpensive too. What’s not to love?
Last but not least, we’ve got a deliciously creamy chocolate coconut topping. Can I get a “FLIP YEAH”?
Yes, I can.
Not only is it, like the most delicious thing ever, but also super quick to put together and easy to make.
I. LUV. IT.
So much love in this post. Let’s all make brownies and prepare ourselves for what’s coming. Game of Thrones I’m so ready for youuuuuuuuuu.
Hope you guys enjoy these as much as I did!