Paleo Flourless Zucchini Brownies

Sleep deprived. That’s me.

I was doing fairly well for the first couple of weeks. I kept thinking “this is amazing!” and “I can’t believe I’m not that tired!” Then it all caught up with me this week. And when I’m tired I crave all manner of sweets.

I saw this recipe fly by on my Facebook feed and was instantly intrigued. For one I had a zucchini that I was intending to use to make muffins. But brownies sounded a lot better. And two, I had no idea how this recipe would work without flour. I had to try it.

Flourless Zucchini Brownies @ Delighted Momma

The finished product:

Not the most picture-perfect brownies that’s for sure.  But they tasted amazing!  I couldn’t believe it!  I have no idea how it works without flour but who cares as long as it tastes good.

I made them almost exactly as written including using a real egg, which I rarely do in baked goods.  I’ll try the flax egg next time.  I read through a lot of the comments on the recipe and a lot of people said it turned out really good but that the chocolate didn’t melt enough to turn them into brownies.  It was more like chocolate chip zucchini cake.  I was in the mood for real, fudgy brownies so I melted the chocolate chips in the microwave and then folded the melted chocolate into the batter as the very last step.

The other difference is I baked mine in an 8×8 square pan instead of 9×9.  The brownies rose all the way to the top of the pan while they were baking!  So mine were a little thicker, but I did not need to bake them any longer.

One other note I will add is that the egg I used was very big and it actually surprised me with two yolks when I cracked it into the bowl.  The eggs we buy from a local farmer at the market are ENORMOUS.  They are so big you can’t close the egg container.

20130831-081312.jpgThe brownies were extremely tasty.  They were very moist and fudge-like.  They were actually even better the next day.  I would definitely make these again and recommend them as a good way to use up extra zucchini you may have from your garden.  They only downside I see is that they use up a half a $6 jar of almond butter, so they are not exactly cheap to make.  I need to start making my own almond butter for sure!


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