I know, I know, another brownie recipe? (With veggies again, of course). These brownies are low in sugar, high in protein (and rich chocolate-y taste) and dangerously good and I prefer this recipe when I want a healthy but tasty snack, and a little nutrient and protein boost. I like to add a little almond butter drizzle on top for an extra little taste and pizazz.
They even make a wonderful pre-ballet or post-ballet nosh. Seriously, have one of these and dance around to let loose and feel beautiful inside and out! Eating treats on the reg is a must for me: it brings me joy! Part of that joy is knowing what I'm enjoying is also pretty healthy, and giving my body nutrients it needs. Not to mention the fun of creating something wonderful in the kitchen can really boost your mood!
You can find this rehearsal tutu skirt HERE for a little dance party or ballet fun!
Healthy Zucchini Brownies
Yields 9 big or 12 small
1/2 cup gf oat flour
1/3 cup gf organic all-purpose flour
1/4 cup chocolate protein powder (whey-free/dairy-free)
1/4 cup cocoa
3 tablespoons coconut sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
2 chia eggs
1/3 cup applesauce
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/4 cup zucchini, grated
1. Preheat oven to 350F and grease an 8" pan with coconut oil.
2. Mix the dry ingredients together and set aside. Whisk wet ingredients together and combine wet to dry, adding zucchini last. If you like sweeter desserts, feel free to add in chocolate chips though I wanted it on the healthier side and enjoyed it as-is.
3. Pour mixture into the pan, and if desired, drizzle almond butter on top. Bake for 25 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes before cutting into, and eating! This makes a fab breakfast, snack and post-workout fueling...I speak from experience!