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Double Chocolate Oat Zucchini Brownies

If you are craving something healthy and sweet, this is the recipe you need to try. This recipe is vegan and uses only one bowl!

Double Chocolate Oat Zucchini Brownies

Course: Desserts and Baked Delights
Category: Gluten-Free
Oat Type: Instant Oats
Servings: 12


  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter or almond butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon instant coffee or espresso powder (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded zucchini
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Lightly spray an 8×11-baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Place oats in food processor and process until finely ground. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl mix together the nut butter butter, applesauce, honey and vanilla until smooth.
  • Add in zucchini, cocoa powder, ground oats, baking soda, instant coffee and salt; mix until well combined. Fold in half of the chocolate chips.
  • Pour batter into prepared baking pan and sprinkle remaining chocolate chips over the top. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until tooth pick inserted into middle comes out clean.
  • Cool brownies in the pan on a wire rack until completely cooled, then cut into squares and enjoy!