3 cups shredded zucchini (on the smallest side of the box grater), do not drain

2 cups flour (I used half white Whole wheat and half unbleached all purpose)

1/2 cup sugar ( I use organic evaporated cane sugar or coconut sugar) (if you like brownies a little sweeter you may add an additional 1/2 cup but it will alter the nutritional content)

1-1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 cup avocado oil (or any neutral oil)

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (I used special dark cocoa

1/2 tsp salt

1 Tbsp vanilla extract

1-1/4 cups vegan chocolate chips (save some for topping)


Heat oven to 350F. Prepare a 9×13 baking pan line with parchment paper greased with cooking spray.

In a large bowl shred your zucchini. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir with a spatula until well combined.

Pour into pan evenly and top with remaining chocolate chips. Bake for 25-35 min until tester comes out clean and not wet. Some crumbs is fine on the tester as long as it’s not wet with batter.

Let stand for 20 min. Serve warm or room temperature. Enjoy.

*original recipe adapted from I am baker.

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2 cups white whole wheat flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cacao or cocoa powder
1-1/4 cup evaporated cane sugar (if you like your brownies a little sweeter, add an additional 1/4 cup)
2 Tbsp Flaxseed Meal
5 Tbsp Brewer's Yeast (I bought mine from Amazon)
1 -1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1 -1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup applesauce
2-3 Tbsp Water
2 cups finely shredded zucchini (about 2 medium)*
1/2 cup dark chocolate chunks (optional)

*Note: If you have picky children that will not eat these if they see any green specs from the zucchini; peel the zucchini, and purée them instead of shredding them. Guaranteed to fool the most pickiest person.


Heat oven to 350F. Grease 2 8×8 baking pans with cooking spray if you're looking for thick brownies or a 9×13 if looking for regular brownies. I used coconut oil cooking spray. In a large mixing bowl combine all dry ingredients. Then add wet ingredients and stir until just combined. Mix in chocolate chunks. Do not over mix or it will result in tough Brownies. Pour into baking pan and spread evenly with spatula. Sprinkle just a few more chocolate chunks on top. If using 8×8 pan size. Bake for 35-40 min. If using 9×13, bake 25-30 min or until tester comes out clean when poked in the center of the brownies.

Lactation Brownies are healthy for everyone regardless if breastfeeding or not. After consuming one piece about 7 hours before pumping, I noticed a 1.5 ounce increase in milk production.

Makes 32 servings.

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