Have you got a glut of courgettes in your garden yet? If so, this recipe will be great for you. Look how fudgy and moist those brownies are!
These brownies are probably the best I have ever tasted, even though they have courgette in them. That’s right, courgette! Courgette makes the brownies so moist and soft, perfect to fix your chocolate cravings. Even though you can taste the courgette the tiniest bit, I promise you will love these.
Yes, you can see specks of green but, that’s a part of the charm!
To make your brownies, you will need a touch of dark chocolate to make a big chocolate flavor. I used an organic 70% dark chocolate to add the intense chocolates which brownies are famous for. As well as the chocolate, I added cocoa powder to add even more flavor. Also, using cocoa powder and flour instead of just flour gives the brownies a lower gluten content, making them softer and more decadent.
Melt the chocolate with the butter and oil and you are on the way to brownie victory!
Oil? Oil in a brownie mixture?
Ok, ok, I know traditional brownies made from scratch usually contain just butter and lots of it, but I feel that the oil adds a different “moistness” to the brownies.
You can, of course, use all butter in the recipe but don’t use 100% oil; the butter adds flavor!
These brownies are amazing, one bite and you’ll be hooked! As you can probably see, I like my brownies on the squidgy “underbaked” side. If you prefer a cakeier “well done” brownie, you just add more flour. I only used 30g of flour in the entire recipe, which isn’t a lot at all. I would recommend doubling or even triple the amount of flour to suit your brownie preference.
The magical ingredient of flour!
Have you been watching the Great British Bake Off? I certainly have. So far, I am loving the challenges, new bakers and, of course, Mary Berry’s floral jackets!
You should definitely tune in!
If you make my Chocolate Courgette Brownies Recipe, be sure to take a photo and tag me @onlinefoodblog on Instagram or Twitter. I would love nothing more than to see your creations!
40g dark chocolate, I used 70% Store the brownies in an air-tight container for up to 3 days at room temperature.
How do you make Chocolate Courgette Brownies
40g butter, unsalted
40ml oil, like sunflower or rapeseed
65g soft light brown sugar
65g caster sugar
2 eggs, at room temperature
30g plain flour
30g cocoa powder
3 tbsp. boiling water
1 tsp. vanilla extract
150g courgette, topped, tailed and grated
Try out our Chocolate Courgette Brownies recipe and post your results below in the comments…
40g dark chocolate, I used 70%
Store the brownies in an air-tight container for up to 3 days at room temperature.