Jill’s Zucchini Brownies
1/2 cup vegetable oil (or substitute half with unsweetened applesauce)
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 cups grated zucchini
1/2 cup toasted chopped nuts (optional)
1Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2 Sift together flour, baking soda, cocoa, and salt. Mix oil, sugar, and vanilla in a large bowl. Add dry ingredients and stir just to combine.
3 Fold in the zucchini and nuts. (The batter will seem very dry and like something isn't right - but don't worry, the moisture will come out of the zucchini as it bakes and all will be well in the end.)
4 Bake 25-30 minutes until the surface springs back lightly when touched.