These brownies are absolutely amazing because they're soft, melt in your mouth, and decadent, without having any clue that zucchini is hidden inside. This recipe is straightforward and will surely impress your friends and family! Is there ever a bad time for brownies?

Dark Chocolate Brownies With Zucchini and Walnuts [Vegan, Gluten Free]

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Cooking Time



  • 1 small zucchini
  • 5 tablespoons of rice flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons raw cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seed
  • 1 pinch of vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 2/3 cup dark chocolate, 60-70 percent cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons of dairy-free milk


  1. Mix the flaxseed with 3 tablespoons of water.
  2. Preheat oven to 356°F.
  3. Wash zucchini and finely grate.
  4. Chop the chocolate. Put half with coconut oil and a little water in the microwave and melt.
  5. Meanwhile, mix all the dry ingredients. Stir in zucchini, mix with water, and then add the chocolate. Finish with dairy-free milk, chocolate chips, and walnuts. The dough should be relatively thick and homogeneous.
  6. Place the dough in an oiled rectangular glass pan. Smooth top and bake 20 to 25 min.
  7. Let stand several hours before eating.


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  1. Awesome! I plan on making these tomorrow but do not have ground flaxseed…does anyone know what I could use as a substitute/if I need a substitute? Thanks!

  2. I really enjoyed reading this because I have a sweet tooth and every time I eat desserts I can relate to the inner guilt feeling. For people like me quitting desserts is not an option. I have always been looking for a way out to quench this craving. I do feel like exploring What do you think?
    At least I will have some healthy dessert recipes in hand. Now, I am an ardent believer of the fact that it can never be healthy to remove certain food items from your menu completely. What is important is to bring about this balance in the menu and replace the unhealthy options by healthy ones.
    It is human psyche that if you feel like having any food item or dessert, it is difficult to get your mind off it. This has happened to me several times in the past so in my case opting for gluten free desserts sounds sane.