Carrot Zucchini Chocolatey Brownies (gluten & dairy free)

2 Mar

Skeptical? Don’t be. These are by far my favorite brownies. Fudgy but fluffy and not too dense, they have a hybrid mousse-fudge consistency!  The oat flour in these brownies leaves you feeling satisfied but not heavy, plus that paired with the veggies = guilt free! Try them… you won’t regret it! —Alex


  • 1 large carrot
  • 2 medium zucchinis
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups oat flour
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup apple sauce
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup sweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup semisweet cocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Place carrot & zucchini in a cuisinart and pulse until finely grated (but not a total mush). This should yeild 2 cups. Adjust amount of carrot/zucchini as needed to make 2 cups.
  3. Whisk together dry ingredients.
  4. Mix together all other wet ingredients, and then add to the dry mix and blend until well mixed.
  5. Stir in the carrot/zucchini blend and chocolate chips.
  6. Pour into a greased 9×12″ bake pan and bake for 25-30 minutes, testing with a toothpick or knife until it comes out clean.
  7. Remove from oven & enjoy!

yields: about 24, 2″ squares

2 Responses to “Carrot Zucchini Chocolatey Brownies (gluten & dairy free)”

  1. TriGourmet March 2, 2010 at 7:53 pm #

    I can’t wait to try these, and Banana Blueberry Bran Muffins. Look for them on my blog someday! I just started, but I’m trying to get it on a roll! Thanks for a great blog, with the healthy twist I’m looking for.

    • ChowVida March 2, 2010 at 8:02 pm #

      Great! I’m glad you like it! Let me know how you like the brownies and muffins! I’ll keep an eye on your blog, happy blogging! :)

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