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Recipes

Double Chocolate Chunk Courgette Brownies

Here at Fitter Food we love a gooey chocolatey brownie and these latest creations are particularly fudgey and delicious.
One of five exclusive new recipes we upload each month (alongside a whole host of other awesome benefits) for our Fitter 365 members – www.fitter365.com. It was so good we simply had to share here too!

Serves: 6

Prep: 15 minutes

Cook: 25-30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 200g 85% dark chocolate broken into small pieces
  • 150g nut butter or dairy butter
  • 300g courgette, grated
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 100g xylitol, coconut palm sugar or un-refined cane sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 100g ground almonds
  • 40g chopped walnuts
  • 60g dark chocolate chopped into chunks

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas mark 4.
  2. Line an 8.5 inch square baking/roasting tin (at least 2 ¼ inch deep) with greaseproof paper.
  3. Melt the chocolate and butter together in a glass bowl over a pan of simmering water.
  4. In a processor or blender beat the eggs, baking powder, vanilla and sugar together.
  5. Once the chocolate has melted allow to cool.
  6. Place the grated courgette between two sheets of kitchen towel and squeeze to get rid of the excess moisture.
  7. Add the courgette, ground almonds and egg mixture to the melted chocolate and combine thoroughly.
  8. Mix in the chopped walnuts and chocolate chunks.
  9. Pour the brownie batter in the prepared tin and bake for 25–30 minutes, check they are cooked by inserting a skewer or knife into the middle.