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Sublimely Wonderful Low-Carb Keto Zucchini Brownie Recipe

Looking for a sublimely wonderful, delicious, and healthy dessert use of your zucchinis? Try our low-carb, keto-friendly zucchini brownie recipe. No sugar.

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Low-Carb Zucchini Brownie Recipe

From the kitchen of Dr. Randall Hansen

What follows is a very easy recipe for making delicious no-sugar, low-carb brownies (or brownie muffins). It takes about 15-20 minutes of prep time, and another 30 minutes for baking.

  • 2 cups of Splenda granular (you could also use Stevia or other non-sugar sweetener)
  • 1/2 cup light olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract (all-natural, sugar-free)
  • 2 cups low-carb baking mix (such as Bob's Red Mill)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (such as Hershey's)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking soda
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini
  • Optional: 1/2 cup chopped nuts of your choice. (We use pecans, but walnuts are good too.)
  • Optional: low-carb (no-sugar) baking chips to sprinkle on top
  • Directions
    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 9 x 13 inch baking pan for brownies, or prepare 12-16 baking cups for brownie muffins.
    2. In large bowl, mix together splenda, oil, and vanilla until well blended.
    3. Next, add the low-carb baking mix, cocoa, and baking soda.
    4. Finally, fold in the zucchini bits and walnuts.
    5. Note: if zucchini is extra moist, you may need to add more baking mix to keep "brownie consistency," which is thicker than cake batter.
    6. Spread final mixture into pan or baking cups. Sprinkle low-barb chips to top, if desired.
    7. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until the brownies bounce back when gently touched. For all brownies, it is always better to slightly undercook than overcook -- which results in dry and crumbly brownies.

    Delicious Low-Carb Zucchini Brownie Muffins

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    Avid wellness guru Dr. Randall S. Hansen Randall S. Hansen, Ph.D., is an avid bicyclist, adventurist, environmentalist, and student of wellness and photography, with a mission of empowering others to lead great lives. He is Founder and CEO of EmpoweringSites.com, a network of empowering and transformative Websites. Dr. Hansen is also the founder and caretaker of this site, EmpoweringRetreat.com, as well as founder of EmpoweringAdvice.com, MyCollegeSuccessStory.com, and EnhanceMyVocabulary.com. He is a published author, with several books, chapters in books, and hundreds of articles. He's often quoted in the media and conducts empowering workshops around the country. Dr. Hansen is also an educator, having taught at the college level for more than 15 years. Learn more by visiting his personal Website, RandallSHansen.com or reach him by email at CEO(at)empoweringsites.com. You can also check out Dr. Hansen on GooglePlus.

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