Vegan Zucchini Brownies

by Holly on October 3, 2011

in dessert,randomness,recipes,vegan

I am not Jessica Seinfeld.

{whew, because Jerry never really did it for me but Kramer on the other hand…}

I don’t think we, as a rather large society (metaphorically AND literally speaking), need to be “deceptively delicious” and trick our kids into eating vegetables by rendering them invisible in desserts…main dishes…soups…or yes, even salads. Kids should LIKE vegetables and CAN like vegetables and SHOULD recognize vegetables as vegetables.

I am, however, someone that was gifted a rather large zucchini the size of my muscular and rather defined lower leg from my older sister’s co-worker’s garden.

I am someone who hates wasting food…especially produce.

I am someone who ran out of eggs, realized she only had vegan butter in the fridge and discovered an empty bottle of canola oil in her cupboard.

I am someone who ran 10 miles and decided to eat their day’s calorie deficit in chocolate.

I am someone who likes to freak people out with weird concoctions (and weird faces…click here¬†if you’re unaware of my penchant for obnoxiously posing for the camera).

I am apparently someone who makes vegan zucchini brownies.

Sorry Mrs. Seinfeld, but these aren’t deceptively delicious. Sweet, fudgy and speckled with slivers of sprightly green, they’re just plain ol’ delicious.

Vegan Zucchini Brownies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 Р25 minutes 

*stir 1 T ground flaxseed + 1 T chia seeds into 1/4 cup water and let sit until it gelatinizes

**do NOT drain or squeeze water out of zucchini

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a medium bowl, sift together dry ingredients. Set aside.

In a large bowl, beat Earth Balance and sugar until fluffy. Add flax/chia egg, vanilla and zucchini, and fold until well-mixed. Mix in dry ingredients in small batches, folding in flour mixture between batches, until a thick dough forms. Fold in chocolate chips.

In a greased 9×9″ pan, pour in batter and spread in an even layer.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Makes 16 brownies

What do YOU think about masking vegetables in food to get kids to eat more of them? If you don’t know the concept of Jessica Seinfeld’s book, click here for more info. And as always – sharing is caring!