Broccoli Brownies (April Fools!)

(You can sub zucchini instead of broccoli but up the flour to 1 cup)

• 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
• 1/2 cup cocoa
• 1/2 tsp. baking powder
• 1/4 tsp. salt
• 1/4 cup butter, melted
• 1/2 cup sugar
• 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
• 2 large eggs
• 1 tsp. vanilla
• 1 cup very finely chopped broccoli florets (I pureed the broccoli to hide it from Theron, sure to work on kids too!)
• 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350°F.

In a large bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; set aside.

In a medium bowl, stir together melted butter, sugar, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla until smooth. Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture and stir by hand until almost combined; add broccoli and chocolate chips and stir just until blended.

Pour into an 8” x 8” pan that has been sprayed with nonstick spray. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until the edges are springy to the touch but the middle is still slightly soft — a slight indentation should be left when touched. Do not overbake! Cool in the pan on a wire rack or eat warm, straight from the pan.

Makes 12 small brownies or 6 hearty ones!


Aaron T. tweeted this recipe to me from