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Fudgy Zucchini Brownies with Chocolate Chunks

Fudgy zucchini brownies with chocolate chunks and nuts. Rich, moist, and puff up a bit like a cake but has a perfect fudge-factor - you know something is good in there but you can’t see it! 
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 18
Calories 192 kcal


  • 2 C flour
  • 1/2 C cocoa unsweetened, I use Dutch
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 C zucchini, grated loosely packed, about 2 medium zucchini
  • 1/2 C unsalted butter, or oil
  • 1 1/2 C sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 C coffee prepared
  • 1 C chocolate chunks or chips
  • 1/2 C chopped pecans or walnuts optional


Preheat oven 350f

  • Prep a 9x13" cake pan with parchment and spray with non-stick spray or rub with a light coat of oil or butter to prevent sticking. Set aside.
  • Combine dry ingredients. Set aside.
  • Grate the zucchini. Enough for 3 loosely packed cups. Set aside.
  • In a medium-large bowl, beat softened butter (or oil) with sugar. Add vanilla, egg, and the coffee and beat until thoroughly combined. The mixture will lighten and increase in volume.
  • Add the dry ingredients in 2 batches. The batter will be very thick.
    Then add then fold in the zucchini. Batter will be stiff.
  • Stir in the chocolate chunks & nuts. Reserve some of each to sprinkle on the top.
  • Add the batter to the pepared pan, spread evenly. Then top with reserved nuts and chocolate.
  • Bake at 350f for about 30 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean. Avoid over-baking.
    Let cool, slice & serve.



Calories: 192kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 3gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 241mgPotassium: 120mgFiber: 2gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 212IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 13mgIron: 1mg
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