Healthy Meal Prep
Healthier Zucchini Brownies Recipe

Healthier Zucchini Brownies


These sneaky zucchini brownies are a great way to get more veggies into your children's diet - and they are pretty healthy by using whole wheat flour, less oil and refined sugars.


  • cooking spray
  • 2 medium zucchini, chopped
  • 1 cup prunes
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup natural cocoa
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil, scant
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon Demerara sugar
  • ½ cup white chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Coat a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Puree zucchini in a high-powered blender or food processor. Measure out 2 cups of zucchini puree, then add prunes until level hits 3 cups. Return to the blender and process. Add brown sugar, cocoa, oil, salt, and vanilla extract; blend until totally smooth.
  3. Whisk whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, and baking soda together in a bowl. Stir in nuts. Pour chocolate mixture into flour mixture and stir together as gently as possible; batter will be very thick.
  4. Spread batter into the prepared baking pan and smooth as much as you'd like; this batter will not smooth out much as it bakes. Sprinkle Demerara sugar and chocolate chips on top.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until brownies just spring back when touched in the middle or a toothpick comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Allow to cool before devouring.

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Nutritional Information

Healthier Zucchini Brownies

Servings Per Recipe: 16
Calories: 227.7
% Daily Value *
protein: 8 %
carbohydrates: 12 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 15 %
fat: 13 %
saturated fat: 11 %
vitamin a iu: 5 %
niacin equivalents: 17 %
vitamin b6: 9 %
vitamin c: 8 %
folate: 6 %
calcium: 5 %
iron: 9 %
magnesium: 16 %
potassium: 8 %
sodium: 10 %
thiamin: 12 %
calories from fat:
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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