These Amish zucchini brownies are great for summer time treats. Of course brownies are a great anytime treat but they are especially "helpful" in the summertime. "Why?" you ask.
Well, if you have a garden, chances are you've got some "extra" zucchini that you don't want to go to waste.
So, here's a great recipe that keeps it from going to waste - but it may send it to your waist ;]
Yet, you can console yourself knowing that surely you've added some extra nutrition by adding zucchini to the mix.
Ingredients: 4 eggs 1 1/2 cup oil 2 cup sugar 2 cup flour 2 tsp. soda 2 tsp. cinnamon 1 tsp. salt 4 Tbsp. cocoa 1 tsp. vanilla 3 cups shredded zucchini 1 cup nuts
Beat eggs, oil, and sugar. Sift flour, soda, cinnamon, salt, and cocoa. Mix well. Add vanilla, zucchini, and nuts. Mix all together and spread on a 10 x 15 jellyroll pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. These are good plain, but you may frost them with you favorite frosting.
Amish zucchini brownies recipe taken from Cooking with the Horse & Buggy People II by Mrs. Andy M. A. Troyer.
Here's a free "value added bonus." This is the recipe (not found in the cookbooks) my wife used for the frosting (and just FYI it is a tasty addition!)
Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter 1 tsp. vanilla 1 1/2 cup sugar 1/3 cup evaporated milk Combine in pan. Stir well and bring to a boil for 1 minute. Stir in 1/2 cup of chocolate chips. Stir until melted. Spread on brownies immediately.
Would suggest that you let it cool sufficiently before cutting and eating - bet you can't eat just one!
Like this recipe? Want some more great Amish Recipes? Carlisle Press publishes a cookbook called Cooking with the Horse & Buggy People with over 600 favorite Amish Recipes.
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