Friends, let me introduce you to...
Frosted Zucchini Brownies:
I made these the other night and they were heavenly! A much healthier alternative to traditional brownies, and just as (or more) delicious!
1/2 C applesauce
1 1/2 C sugar
2 C flour (I recommend doing 1 C white all purpose and 1 C wheat)
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 C unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
pinch of cinnamon
1 tsp salt
2 C shredded zucchini
Directions: preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease 9x13 baking pan (glass works best)
For the zucchini, you will need one very large, or two small. Shred using a cheese grater, then blot off excess liquid (I just blot along the top. Don't squeeze out all the moisture!). Set aside.
In large bowl, mix applesauce, sugar, and vanilla together. In separate bowl, combine flour, cinnamon cocoa, baking soda, and salt and stir until well mixed. Add flour mixture to sugar mixture while stirring. Next, fold in zucchini. Spread evenly onto greased pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes.