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One-Pan Vegan Zucchini Brownies

Are you tired of your vegan brownies turning out cakey or dry? Don't have all the crazy ingredients that are usually needed? Let's make some unbelievably fudgy ONE PAN vegan zucchini brownies. These only require one pan - your 8x8 baking pan. They are incredibly easy to make, so let's begin.


  • 1 cup flour

  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup grated zucchini, packed tight

  • 1/2 cup sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1/4 cup cacao powder

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil

  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F.

  2. In an 8x8 baking pan that is either greased or silicone-lined (or made of silicone), mix in the wet ingredients which are: coconut oil, sugar, vanilla, zucchini.

  3. Sift in the flour, cacao powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix until well combined. It will seem dry at first, but the zucchini will start to release its moisture.

  4. Spread the batter around the pan evenly and sprinkle chocolate chips in one layer on top. These should be about 1/2" thick before baking.

  5. Bake for 18-20 minutes. Do not overbake. Otherwise, your brownies won't be fudgy.

  6. Remove and immediately use a spatula to spread the melted chocolate chips evenly across the top of the brownies. There you go! That's my neat frosting hack for ya.

  7. Let cool for about 20 minutes before devouring with your favorite vegan milk.

Mmm, I can't resist these… they are soooo ooey, gooey and chewy.

I recommend storing these in a closed container in the fridge and reheating in the microwave for about 30 seconds, just to melt that top layer of chocolate chips again. You can eat them cold, but… there's no fun in that!

I love having them with some homemade oat milk (I just use a 1:4 ratio with 1 cup oats to 4 cups water and a smidgen of xanthan gum so that it doesn't separate all the time). You may use xanthan gum or sunflower lecithin - both of which are actually not harmful.

I hope you make these deliciously fudgy zucchini brownies. If you do, please tag me on Instagram @ahsustainablelife.

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