Zucchini Brownies or Muffins

Our daughter, Anna, provided us with this recipe. It was a hit with the farm crew. These are not traditional brownies, however, they are very healthy and super tasty AND they require a good amount of zucchini that many a child might never notice. 


2 cups raw, pureed zucchini

1 cup whole wheat pastry or bread flour

1/3 cup applesauce or canola oil

1 cup pureed dates (soak dates in hot water, drain excess water and then puree - you can store any extra in the refrigerator to add to oatmeal or to replace sugar in any baked good)

1 1/2 tsp bakind soda

1/2 cup cocoa powder

1 egg or 1 "flax seed egg" ( soak 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed in 2 tablespoons of water to replace the egg for vegan version)

Preheat oven to 350, Prepare muffin tin or brownie pan by oiling sides well. Mix together zucchini, applesauce or canola oil, dates and egg or flax seed egg. Pour dry ingredients on top. Stir just until mixed. Bake for approximately 20-30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.