Healthy Gluten Free Brownies (with zucchini)
These Healthy Gluten Free Brownies (with zucchini) are so fudgy, chocolatey and delicious that no one will ever suspect that they’re healthy! Vegan and flourless with Paleo option!
Prep Time6 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Servings: 9 brownies
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 2 tbsp water
- 3/4 cup natural peanut butter (creamy or chunky works. Use whatever you prefer)
- 1/3 cup honey or maple syrup
- 1 tbsp vanilla
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 tsp salt (skip if the peanut butter you are using is salted)
- 3/4 cup grated zucchini don't squeeze out liquid
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips divided
Preheat your oven to 350℉ and line a 8×8 pan with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, combine the water and chia seeds. Mix and let stand to “gel” for about 5 minutes.
Once the “chia egg” has gelled, add peanut butter, cocoa powder honey/maple syrup, vanilla, baking soda and salt (if using) to the bowl. Stir until very smooth and everything is well combined.
Fold in zucchini and 1/4 cup chocolate chips
Spread the mixture evenly in the prepared baking dish and sprinkle on remaining chocolate chips
Bake for 25 minutes. When the brownies are done baking, they will still seem soft. This is normal and they will firm up as the cool.
As hard as it may be, allow the brownies to cool COMPLETELY before slicing into them. They will taste amazing regardless, but will hold together much better when chilled a bit.
Once totally cool, slice into 9 brownies and enjoy. Store leftovers in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 5 days or in the freezer to enjoy.
Calories: 190kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 209mg | Potassium: 168mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 43IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg