National Zucchini Day is Here!

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Zucchini Brownies

National Zucchini Day is Here and here is a fabulous recipe for using the excess or gifts you might receive! – whether left on your doorstep or in the mailbox or your own garden bounty!


2¼ cups sifted all purpose flour

½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1¾ cups sugar

½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature

½ cup vegetable oil

2 large eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

½ cup buttermilk

2 cups grated unpeeled zucchini (about 2½ medium)

1 6-ounce package (about 1 cup) semisweet chocolate chips

¾ cup chopped walnuts

Step 1

Preheat oven to 325°F. Butter and flour 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan. Sift flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt into medium bowl. Beat sugar, butter and oil in large bowl until well blended. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla extract. Mix in dry ingredients alternately with buttermilk in 3 additions each. Mix in grated zucchini. Pour batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle chocolate chips and nuts over.

Step 2

Bake cake until tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 50 minutes. Cool cake completely in pan.