For Oven's Sake!

Let's get cookin' …with kids!

Zucchini Brownie Bites

on September 22, 2013

Click Here to Print: Zucchini Brownie Bites

Looks like a dessert. Smells like a dessert.  It must be a dessert!

Looks like a dessert. Smells like a dessert. It must be a dessert!

These are an amazing dessert if you’re trying to be healthy!  No flour, no sugar (other than what’s in the chocolate chips), and the major ingredient is a veggie!  I was a little skeptical at first, but I assure you that these are not too good to be true!

Look at that veggie in the batter... not even trying to hide!

Look at that veggie in the batter… not even trying to hide!

I asked Ozzy if he wanted one or two.  He said two of course and I would’ve probably appeased him if he said three!

If you’re like us, you can’t wait until a tasty dessert cools to try it.  Well, I can tell you from experience that these are worth the wait.  I think they taste best once cooled.  And with ice cream on top, but that kind of negates the “healthy” part.  Whatever… at least I’m trying. 🙂

Ingredients:

  • 1 c creamy peanut butter
  • 1 ½ c finely grated and squeezed zucchini
  • 1/3 c honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • ½ t nutmeg
  • ½ t allspice
  • 1 c chocolate chips

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325.
  2. Spray a mini muffin tin generously with cooking spray.
  3. Grate the zucchini using the small side of a greater.
  4. Put zucchini in a thin dishtowel or paper towel and squeeze the water out.
  5. Combine all ingredients.
  6. Spoon evenly into mini muffin pan.
  7. Bake about 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. (Beware of melted chocolate though – it might be done but not look like it’s coming out clean if you hit a melted chip!)
  8. Cool in the pan at least 10 minutes before removing.  Run a spoon around the edges to help pop them out.

Here are some ideas to get your kid cook involved:

  • Have him help squeeze the zucchini liquid out.
  • Have him stir all the ingredients.
  • Talk about what ingredients normally go into a dessert and why this one is different.

This recipe is modified from: Fast Paleo

Advertisements

2 responses to “Zucchini Brownie Bites

  1. Cheri says:

    Made these on the weekend, they were very delish! Beautifully moist and love the strong peanut flavour.
    I needed 2 medium zucchini, however, for the receipe rather than one (but maybe ours are smaller in Australia).
    I also used saltanas instead of choc chips to keep it healthier and they were still sweet enough.
    They also froze well and defrost nicely in my lunch pack in time for morning tea.
    Thanks for the receipe – it’s a keeper 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: