Courgette Brownies

Updated: Jul 31



Who doesn’t love a brownie and who doesn’t love a courgette, right? Er, no, not so many takers on the courgettes? Courgettes are a great veggie for blood sugar levels, loaded with a host of nutrients and they contain wonderful gut supporting fibre.



Well it just so happens that the courgette also works brilliantly grated and masquerading as a brownie. All you beef to do is grate it and drain off any excess water and add it to the other brownie ingredients. You can get all the benefits this veggie has to offer while scoffing your favorite brownie treats.



I love anything that minimises food waste and this recipe is the perfect t way to use up courgettes gone past their best and another great way to get your kids obliviously munching down their veggies. We can never have too many veggies, so up your quota with this lovely recipe.



Ingredients

2 eggs

1 tbsp melted coconut oil

12 medjool dates soaked in hot water for 15 mins

1/2 cup whole cashews

2 tablespoons cashew / almond butter / peanut butter

1.5 cups almond meal

1 x cup grated courgette

3/4 cup cacao powder

1.5 tsp baking powder

1 tsp vanilla paste

Splash of plant based milk to loosen mixture

Pinch of salt



Method

1. Preheat the oven to 180

2. Add the drained dates, eggs vanilla & nut butter to the food processor and whizz until combined.

3. Place the grated courgette into a teatowel and squeeze out as much moisture as possible. 4. Add this to the food processor along with the almond flour, cacao, salt baking powder and mix together.

5. Then pour in the coconut oil and whizz again until well combined. Add in the cashews and pulse. It’s good to keep the cashews quite chunky for extra bite. If the mix is too thick loosen a little with a splash of plant based milk.

6. Add to a greater baking tray and bake for 20 mins until the top layer looks nice and cracked. Test with a skewer to make sure it comes out clean. You want the outside crispy but the middle nice and chewy.


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