Zucchini brownies (egg and dairy free)
This is copied directly from allrecipes.com. I tried the brownies today, using applesauce instead of oil (I'm out of oil) and they turned out great! I did not make the frosting (which is NOT dairy free) and it doesn't need it at all. They are very moist. When you first mix it it will seem super dry but the zucchini adds the moisture after stirring. Obviously leave out the walnuts if you avoid tree nuts. Chocolate chips could be added instead.
Makes 1 - 9x13 inch pan (24 servings)
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups shredded zucchini
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup margarine
2 cups confectioners' sugar
1/4 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch baking pan.
2 In a large bowl, mix together the oil, sugar and 2 teaspoons vanilla until well blended. Combine the flour, 1/2 cup cocoa, baking soda and salt; stir into the sugar mixture. Fold in the zucchini and walnuts. Spread evenly into the prepared pan.
3 Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until brownies spring back when gently touched. To make the frosting, melt together the 6 tablespoons of cocoa and margarine; set aside to cool. In a medium bowl, blend together the confectioners' sugar, milk and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Stir in the cocoa mixture. Spread over cooled brownies before cutting into squares.
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