One Pot Chocolate Zucchini Brownie

Just another delicious way to use zucchini in your daily cooking.

Tonight I went out to the garden and saw a zucchini that had been hiding. So I decided to make my delicious zucchini chocolate brownie.

This zucchini was probably technically a marrow by this stage. Nether-less it was going to be brownie. I simply just cut out the seeds and grated the remainder of the vegetable flesh.

What is the difference between a zucchini and a courgette?

Zucchini and courgette are actually the same vegetable; they just have different names in different parts of the world.

In the United States and Canada, it’s commonly known as zucchini, while in the United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand, and South Africa, it’s referred to as courgette. Both terms are used interchangeably and refer to the same green summer squash that’s often used in cooking and baking.

Why do you put zucchini in the brownie?

Adding zucchini to brownies may seem like an unusual combination, but it serves a few purposes:

  1. Moisture: Zucchini has a high water content, which helps keep the brownies moist.
  2. Nutrition: Zucchini is a nutrient-rich vegetable, adding vitamins and minerals to the brownies. It’s a good source of vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium, and dietary fiber. Incorporating zucchini into desserts can be a sneaky way to increase your intake of vegetables.
  3. Texture: When grated and added to brownie batter, zucchini blends in well and doesn’t significantly alter the texture. It can actually contribute to a fudgy texture, especially in recipes where you want dense, moist brownies.

It’s also just a creative way to incorporate more vegetables into your diet while also enjoying a tasty treat. It’s a versatile ingredient that can enhance both the nutritional value and the texture of the brownies.

If you use a large zucchini or a marrow, what do you do with the remainder of the vegetable?

You need 300 grams of grated zucchini for this recipe. I then grated the remainder of the large zucchini and bagged it in 300 gram amounts to freeze. Then I can make this recipe in the winter months when my zucchini plants have stopped producing.

What are some other uses for grated zucchini?

Grated zucchini is a versatile ingredient that can be used in a variety of dishes. Here are some ideas:

  1. Zucchini Bread or Muffins: Just like in brownies, grated zucchini adds moisture and nutrition to baked goods. Zucchini bread or muffins are delicious breakfast or snack options.
  2. Zucchini Fritters: Combine grated zucchini with egg, flour, herbs, and spices to make savory fritters. Serve them as a side dish, appetizer, or even as a vegetarian burger patty.
  3. Zucchini Pancakes: Mix grated zucchini into pancake batter for a nutritious twist on classic pancakes. Top them with fresh fruit, yogurt, or maple syrup for a delicious breakfast option.
  4. Zucchini Pasta: Use a spiralizer to turn zucchini into noodles, often called “zoodles.” These can be used as a healthy alternative to traditional pasta and paired with your favorite sauce or toppings.
  5. Zucchini Casseroles: Add grated zucchini to casseroles for extra moisture and flavor. It pairs well with ingredients like cheese, tomatoes, and herbs.
  6. Zucchini Soup: Incorporate grated zucchini into soups for added texture and nutrition. It blends well with other vegetables and can be a great way to use up excess zucchini from your garden.
  7. Zucchini Salad: Toss grated zucchini with other fresh vegetables, herbs, and vinaigrette for a refreshing salad. You can also add nuts, seeds, or cheese for extra flavor and texture.
  8. Zucchini Pizza: Use grated zucchini as a topping for homemade pizza. It adds moisture and flavor, especially when paired with other vegetables and cheese.
  9. Zucchini Relish or Chutney: Cook grated zucchini with onions, vinegar, sugar, and spices to make a delicious relish or chutney. It’s a great condiment to serve with grilled meats or sandwiches.

These are just a few ideas to get you started, but the possibilities are endless when it comes to using grated zucchini in your cooking. Experiment with different recipes and enjoy the versatility of this nutritious vegetable!

Other great recipes to try.

Want another chocolate cake recipe. Try this recipe.

Do you want some tips on how to grow great zucchini?

Take a look at this Yates website

One Pot Chocolate Zucchini Brownie

Another delicious way to use zucchini in your daily cooking.

Equipment

  • 1 27cm x 18cm brownie tin
  • 1 Medium Sized Pot
  • 1 Dough whisk

Ingredients

  • 300 grams grated zucchini
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 200 grams dark chocolate
  • 150 grams butter
  • 200 grams castor sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 150 grams plain standard flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda

Instructions

  • Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees celsius
  • Prepare the brownie pan.
    You could use a reusable liner or a compostable baking paper.
  • Begin with grating the zucchini and sprinkling with a little salt. Sit to the side and let the moisture drain from the zucchini .
  • Melt the chocolate and butter over a low heat.
  • Take the chocolate off the heat and add the sugar. Mix until combined.
  • Drain the moisture off the zucchini and add to the chocolate mixture.
  • Add the eggs one at a time and mix well after each addition.
  • Fold through the flour and baking soda.
  • Bake for 25 minutes.

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