Saturday, August 15, 2009

Zucchini Brownies

I know it seems I have been M.I.A. for a few days. I've been a woman on the run having computer with drawls! I got home from work yesterday and immediately changed my grungy clothes and made a mad dash to town before the bank closed. We took the kids to Colton's to eat. Everyone loves going because you get to throw peanut shells on the floor. Then we went to three different stores trying to find school shoes for the girls. Of course everything the girls liked the store was out of their size. Then this morning we got up bright and early to go to a garage sale and then straight to the eye doctor for the girls eye exams and don't forget grocery shopping. We had World War III in Wal-mart vision center. Makayla needed glasses and Sophie didn't.... need I say more. The entire time I grocery shopped Makayla kept looking at Sophie saying, "glasses" and then of course Sophie would burst into tears because she wanted glasses but didn't get any. I'm happy to finally be home on the computer. The kids are screaming in the background, but I'm choosing to block it out at the moment! Now, on to the real reason you're here...FOOD. I have 4 zucchini's on my counter ready to be made into some yummy creation. I know at least one will be reserved for these wonderful brownies. Thanks Kara for posting these! They're rich, chocolaty and delicious. I took these to Sunday dinner at my grandma's and everyone raved. Enjoy :)

ZUCCHINI BROWNIES
brownies
1 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup oil
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups grated zucchini
2 cups flour1/3 cup cocoa
1 1/2 tsp soda
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Whisk sugar, oil, vanilla, and zucchini till blended. Stir in remaining ingredients. Spread into a greased 9x13" pan. Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes or till toothpick comes out clean. Frost with chocolate frosting.

frosting
Frosting:3 Tbsp melted butter2 Tbsp cocoa2 cups powdered sugar 2-3 Tbsp buttermilk or milkdash of salt1 tsp vanillaStir together butter and cocoa till smooth. Beat in remaining ingredients, adding milk till it's the consistency you like.

19 comments:

Ingrid said...

LOL, I can totally relate to this post. SERIOUSLY, I can!

I've never had zucchini in anything baked. I really really need to get to it already!

Hope your Sunday's a peaceful one! :)
~ingrid

Coleen's Recipes said...

My kids are all grown, with families of their own and I miss them dearly. BUT...........I do NOT miss the very familiar scenario you described...haha...kids sure love drama, don't they?

Marisa said...

These look AMAZING! I totally laughed at your WWIII comment--that depicts what's been going on at our house in the last couple of days because my oldest is devasted that her little brother now has a cooler "big boy bed" than hers. Thanks for the recipe and laugh!

Chicago Mom said...

Thank goodness Sophie wasn't teasing Makayla for having to wear glasses; I thought that was where the story was headed. My brother teased me mercilessly when I had to wear glasses!
The brownies sound great!

Tiffany @ Eat at Home said...

Now that's a way to sneak veggies in .

Tina said...

These really look yummy~~

Willoughby said...

I dropped into the Recipe Exchange on AR the other day and noticed everyone seems to be looking for recipes to use up their zucchini. These brownies look delicious!

Is this Makayla's first pair of glasses? If it is, take my advice and order two pairs. My daughter wears glasses and we only got her one pair the first time around. When they broke, she had to wear them with a terrible looking fix until the new pair came in. We learned our lesson, and now she always has a backup pair.

Donna-FFW said...

GREAT way to use up the zucchini I have here..

Krista said...

This made me smile...not because you were experiencing chaos, but because I can totally relate!

Love this recipe for zucchini brownies. They sound yummy!

Lara said...

I've totally been looking for more fun zucchini recipes lately. This looks like just what the doctor ordered for us.

Katy ~ said...

What a delicious way to sneak in a little extra nutrition and have your chocolate too!!

Spryte said...

Those sound so good!!

Kara said...

So glad that you liked my brownies! I've been craving them lately, but am trying not to give in. ;)

Thanks for linking to me btw!

Rook No. 17 said...

Fabulous! I am definitely going to try this one! I love pretty much anything made from zucchini, and you simply can't go wrong with chocolate! Another coincidence, or something we have in common: I did a post just a week or two ago about GIANT ZUCCHINI. If you have a moment, I'd love to have you stop by and check it out.
Jenn @ rookno17.blogspot.com
P.S. Love your happy music!

S.E. Sward said...

I am intrigued by this recipe. I have never, ever heard of using zucchini in brownies. I wonder how the heck that came about? I will have to try it just to find out if it's really as good as it looks - because it looks absolutely decadent!

Stopping by from SITS! Congrats on being the FB.

One Cluttered Brain said...

stopped by from SITS! These brownies look so good. Must try them....

Charlene said...

Congrats from SITS!! I have a 9-year old Makayla, even spelled the same way which is so unusual. Love your blog!!

One Cluttered Brain said...

I'm trying this recipe and it seems to be missing something. Aside from oil and vanilla it has no liquid in the brownie batter. Zucchini is the only water source in the recipe. Is this right? Was something left out by accident? or on purpose? Please let me know. (oneclutteredbrain-at-gmail-dot-com)

Mama Plays Mozart said...

Love this! Great way to take the guilt out of eating brownies :)