These Healthy Chocolate Brownies are a healthier take on a chocolate brownie. They have lower sugar than a traditional brownie and are made with wholemeal flour and has zucchini added for a nutritious boost.
- 125g butter melted
- 100g (one large) extra ripe banana mashed
- 1/3 cup (80ml) maple syrup
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup (50g) sifted cocoa
- 100g (1 medium) grated zucchini
- 1/3 cup (50g) dark chocolate chips
- 1 1/4 cup (150g) wholemeal flour
- 1/4 tsp of baking powder
- Pinch of salt (optional)
- Preheat your oven to 175c and grease and line a 27.5cm x 17.5cm x 3.5cm slice pan
- Melt the butter in the microwave and allow to cool slightly
- Mash the banana until it forms a smooth paste with no lumps
- Add into a bowl along with the butter, maple syrup, vanilla and eggs and whisk thoroughly together
- Sift the cocoa into the bowl and whisk the mixture until well-combined
- Mix in the zucchini and chocolate chips and then fold through the flour and baking powder until just combined
- Spread into the prepared slice pan and bake at 175c for around 12-15 minutes or until the brownie is just cooked through and the top bounces back when lightly touched.
- Allow to cool in the pan before removing and cutting into portions.
Keep a close eye on your brownies so you get the texture you’d like. I like mine fudgier and take them from the oven closer to the 12 minute mark.