Whole Wheat Zucchini Chocolate Chip Brownies

Published on Sep 5, 2013
Updated on Oct 29, 2018

Whole Wheat Zucchini Chocolate Chip Brownies // These delicious brownies have zero refined flours or sugars! | Tried and TastyIt’s nearing the end of zucchini season. Is it?  Please say it is.  Can I get a hallelujah? I am definitely pleased with my quest to try new things with the ever-plentiful green vegetable, but I will tell you two things: 1) we will NOT be growing a zillion zucchini plants next year like we planted this year and 2) I will be o.k. if I never SEE another zucchini until next year. So there you have it. My final zucchini post of the season for you. Clearly, I feel as though chocolate and zucchini were made for each other. If you missed them, check out my Healthy Chocolate Zucchini Muffins and also my Zucchini Chocolate Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting! What I love about these brownies is that even though they are healthy, they are fabulous. No refined flours or sugars – yay! I used to think cooking with whole wheat flour was always so dry, heavy, and just plain not as good as white flour. It’s not true! Recipes can be just as amazing with whole wheat flour as recipes with the other stuff. Give it a shot. Plus, it’s a million times better for you anyway!

Whole Wheat Zucchini Chocolate Chip Brownies

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Whole Wheat Zucchini Chocolate Chip Brownies
Prep Time: 23 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 48 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 348 kcal
Author: Yvonne

Even though these Whole Wheat Zucchini Chocolate Chip Brownies are healthy, they are still FABULOUS!



  • 2 cups of finely grated zucchini approx. 2 medium
  • 2 bananas mashed
  • 1/2 c. of unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/3 c. honey
  • 1/3 c. molasses
  • 2 tsp. of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 c. cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 c. finely chopped pecans
  • 1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 c. whole wheat flour


  1. Preheat oven to 350º.
  2. Shred Zucchini. Once you’ve shredded your zucchini, squeeze out any excess moisture; set aside. Mash up bananas in a large bowl and combine with honey, molasses and applesauce. Stir together until incorporated (I used my Kitchen Aid).
  3. Add in vanilla extract and cocoa powder. Then add in baking soda, salt, and grated zucchini. Stir well.
  4. Lastly, add flour followed by chocolate chips and chopped pecans. Stir just until fully incorporated.
  5. Spread brownie batter out in greased and floured 9x13 inch pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean (but watch out for the chocolate chips, when you are testing. You may need to check a couple of spots!).

Recipe Notes

[My 2 Cents]
I used the soft white winter wheat berries for this recipe and it turned out wonderful. I freshly grind the berries in my Blendtec right before adding it in the recipe. The fresher the flour, the higher the nutritional value. Of course, if you don’t have the resources to grind your own wheat berries, you can buy store bought whole wheat flour as well.

Adapted from Joyful Healthy Eats

Nutrition Facts
Whole Wheat Zucchini Chocolate Chip Brownies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 348 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Sodium 256mg11%
Potassium 620mg18%
Carbohydrates 57g19%
Fiber 10g42%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 65IU1%
Vitamin C 5.6mg7%
Calcium 57mg6%
Iron 4.1mg23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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19 comments about “Whole Wheat Zucchini Chocolate Chip Brownies

    1. Yvonne

      Oh no! I’m sorry Karina. Can I help you trouble-shoot them?? I’d love if you gave them another shot – feel free to comment or email me any questions, I’m happy to help!

  1. summerscraps

    Yum! My husband brought home a huge Zuchinni last night that someone at work gave him so I have been looking for recipes – I think this would be so good to try! It was so great meeting you last night!

    1. Yvonne

      The PERFECT idea!!! If this doesn’t tickly your fancy.. I’ve got a “few” others that you may be interested in ;) Thanks for stopping by Alli!

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