Delicious guilt-free brownies that won’t ruin your healthy lifestyle! Made with real ingredients!
For a family who loves anything chocolaty, we sure adore brownies a lot. I have about a ton of brownie recipes that I haven’t tried yet, simply because we keep going back to the old recipes. But I still add recipes to my file, hoping that someday, I will get to try them. My husband has been whining a few weeks ago. He kept hinting that he’s craving for brownies and that maybe his good wife can make him a batch that weekend. He knew I couldn’t say no, but he’s still being a bit dramatic about it.
The truth is, my husband could bake brownies far better than I could. He might not be using his culinary skills lately, but that’s still a fact. He got that from his mother.
I wanted to surprise him with a batch of Guilt-Free Brownies when he got home. However, I decided to try something new. Something new meaning, not the usual brownie recipes that I make.
I found this amazing chestnut brownies recipe from Bewitching Kitchen. My husband loves chestnuts! And I knew he’s going to go crazy over these brownies.
I was right! He was so surprised that he was staring at the brownies for seconds. I told him he has tears in his eyes, but he wouldn’t admit to it.
My kids loved the brownies too! And I am pretty sure your family will love these brownies too!
1/2 Cup applesauce
2 medium bananas mashed
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 Cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 Cup finely shredded zucchini
2 Cups all-purpose flour
1/2 Cup walnut pieces
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Grease and flour a 9 x 13-inch baking pan.
In a large bowl, mix together the applesauce, mashed bananas and sugar. Add vanilla and cocoa and mix together.
Then add baking soda, salt, and zucchini and mix together. Add flour and walnuts and mix together.
Spread evenly into the prepared pan and bake for 25 minutes until brownies spring back when gently touched.
For special occasions, just melt white chocolate and drizzle over brownie when cold. Store in the fridge.
They freeze well so I usually freeze over half to stop me from eating too many!