These zucchini brownies are SO GOOD!

zucchini brownies the southern lady cooks


Zucchini Brownies are a great way to use up some of that zucchini from the garden.  I have one zucchini plant this summer and it is half as big as my patio and I get two or three zucchini a day! I cannot believe this plant has produced so much.  I have made zucchini bread, fried zucchini, zucchini cake, zucchini brownies and I guess the cookies will be next on the menu. We love zucchini and these brownies are one of our favorites. This makes a moist, chewy zucchini brownie with lots of chocolate flavor.

Ingredients Needed for Zucchini brownies:

All-purpose flour

100% pure cocoa

Baking soda


White granulated sugar

Shredded zucchini

Sour cream

Butter, melted


Vanilla extract

Chocolate chips (I used semi-sweet)

Chopped walnuts or pecans

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If you have an abundance of zucchini, you may want to try our Italian zucchini pasta casserole. It’s SO good!

Recipe Comments: “I followed the recipe with no changes. it is absolutely delicious. Moist and thick. Just love them. This will recipe will be a keeper for sure!!”-Carolyn

“I made these delicious brownies, very moist and great chocolate flavor. Great way to use zucchini.”-Janie


zucchini brownies the southern lady cooks

zucchini brownies the southern lady cooks

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Print Recipe
5 from 3 votes

Sour Cream Zucchini Brownies

These zucchini brownies are a great way to use zucchini. 
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time55 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: zucchini brownies


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup 100% pure cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/3 cups white granulated sugar
  • 3 cups shredded zucchini
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 8 tablespoons butter or 1/2 cup melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chocolate chips I used semi-sweet
  • 1/2 to 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans


  • In a large mixing bowl whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt and sugar. Add shredded zucchini, sour cream, butter, eggs, vanilla extract and mix well with a spoon.
  • Fold in chocolate chips and nuts.
  • Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray. Add your brownie mixture. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 35 to 40 minutes. Ovens vary so check to make sure they are done.


If you like this recipe, you might also like my recipe for Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Brownies.

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