Zucchini Brownie Delight Paleo – Gluten Free

Zucchini Brownies

 

Irresistibly chocolaty!
These brownies have a very rich chocolaty flavour. Just one bite will awake all your taste buds. However, you won’t notice that there is a hidden vegetable. This is a good alternative if you are on a paleo diet and fancy a guilt free treat. You can even make it for your friends and family and they will have no idea that you have sneaked in a zucchini, but it is always worth mentioning it once they have praised it just to see the expression on their faces 🙂 Warm them up and serve with paleo ice-cream or crumble some on top of good quality organic plain yogurt (my favourite)

IMG_4511By Mirka

  • Serves 12
  • Prepare in 20 minutes
  • Bake in 25 – 30 minutes
  • All Ingredient must be at room temperature

Ingredients

  • 150g dark chocolate – 75% cocoa or greater 
  • 1 medium zucchini – about 200g
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or 1 vanilla pod
  • 4 tablespoons honey or xylitol – add more for sweeter brownies
  • 1 cup ground almonds – 100g
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder – 20g
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder 
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

 

 

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Preheat the oven to 190°C / 375°F / 5 Gas and line a 20cm x 20cm baking tray with parchment paper.

Peel and finely grate the zucchini. Measure out 1 cup – 130g

IMG_4514

Thoroughly mix all dry ingredients, almond meal, cocoa powder, cinnamon, salt, baking powder.

IMG_4513

Melt the chocolate in the microwave on a medium setting for about 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds or in a glass bowl over boiling water making sore the water doesn’t touch the glass.

Beat by hand the zucchini, eggs, vanilla extract, honey until a smooth batter forms.

IMG_4516

Add the melted chocolate making sure it is cool to avoid scrambling the eggs.

IMG_4519

Now, working quickly, add the dry ingredient and stir well. If you had any of your ingredients refrigerated the batter will solidify at this point. Don’t worry just spread it in the tray.

IMG_4522

Pour the batter into the tray and bake on the middle rack for 25-30 minutes (until knife comes out clear). Don’t open the oven door for the first 20 minutes.

IMG_4530

Once done serve hot with ice-cream or leave to cool and dust with cocoa powder for richness, then crumble over plain yogurt. Enjoy x

unnamed (2)

 

 

6 Comments

Submit a Comment
  • Reply

    Nadia king

    hi Mirka, great blog! I need to try this recipe. I’m a terrible cook but your pictures make it look less daunting! Hope to see you at the next Ladies In Blogging event! Nadia x

    • Reply

      Mirka

      Thank you Nadia,
      please let me know how you got on with the brownies 🙂
      See you soon
      Mirka

  • Reply

    sikis izle

    Gracias por compartir.

  • Reply

    sikis izle

    Nice artigo! Obrigado..

  • Reply

    kumar oyna

    Good luck to your blog as I continue to follow regularly.

  • Reply

    Jeneva

    Times are chnnaigg for the better if I can get this online!

Leave a Reply to Mirka Cancel Reply

Your Comment