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Vegan Zucchini Brownies

Out of the abundance of Zucchini that August brings, I have found refuge in this recipe. Here’s my adaptation of the original recipe from The Live-in Kitchen.

  • 1½ cups coconut sugar
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini, lightly drained of excess moisture (key here is lightly)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1½ teaspoons baking soda
  • ¾ cup vegan semi-sweet chocolate chips
  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Coat a 8×8 baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine sugar, oil, and flour until the mixture resembles wet sand. Turn the mixer to low and add cocoa, zucchini, vanilla, salt, and baking soda. Mix until well combined. Using a rubber spatula, stir in the chocolate chips.
  3. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with moist crumbs clinging.
  4. Remove from the oven and let cool on a wire rack. Cut into squares and serve.

August 25, 2016 at 6:33 pm Leave a comment

NEW COOKBOOK: Adventures

I finally got my own copy of the America’s Test Kitchen Family Cookbook–my favorite Christmas present this year. We have loved eating their Classic Egg Salad, Aglio e Olio, and Baked Ziti.

And when our housemate turned 30 this year, and the cake I baked for her birthday turned out to be a total disaster, the cookbook saved that day with this recipe: Emergency Chocolate Cake.

I want to carry this book with me everywhere.

March 19, 2010 at 7:33 pm Leave a comment

FUSION: What is this?

I do not know the history of the granola/protein/health bar movement. All I know is that our bookstore stopped carrying the Clif Nectar bars with chocolate in them, and I needed a substitute. Here is one that made me happy, based on a recipe I found at Imagelicious.

1/2 cup pitted prunes
1/2 cup pitted dates
1 cup pecan meal
1/2 cup cocoa powder
3 TBSP maple syrup

Mix together in a very sturdy food processor. Press flat in a baking pan and cut into bars. Eat. Chill whatever leftovers you may have (at our house, they are very few).

May 10, 2009 at 8:54 pm Leave a comment


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