Zucchini Brownies/ Tort – No added sugar!

I (still) don’t know what to call this…

When searching for a chocolate recipe, I had a lot of trouble finding one without any added sugars (including natural sugars), as I often do when searching for desserts. I have adapted this from several recipes I found to be completely free of added sugar and it tastes awesome! To make it a bit sweeter, I added bananas and created a tort of sorts… errr a sort of tort?

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GF, DF, SF, Vegan


  • 1/2 C peanut butter (I use mara-natha)
  • 1/2 C. applesauce
  • 1 large banana (mashed)
  • 1 1/2 C zucchini (peeled, chopped in food processor)
  • 3/4 C gluten free oats (ground in food processor)
  • 1/2 C unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Optional: If you like things a bit sweeter, add in 2 Tbslp of honey or maple syrup
  • Optional toppings: Top with peanut butter and extra banana


  1. Preheat oven 350* and coat 8×11 inch pan with coconut oil (or butter, or non-stick spray).
  2. Mix first 3 ingredients (PB, applesauce, & banana) with electric mixer in a medium bowl.
  3. Grind up oats and add to mix, then grind up zucchini in food processor and add.
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients.
  5. Pour into pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until center knife inserted comes out a little gooey, and knife inserted 1-2 inches from edge comes out clean.
  6. Cool and cut into 15-20 pieces.
  7. Top with bananas, strawberries, pineapples, or coconut!

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IMG_1773I love to hear more suggestions on toppings for this treat! What did you use?


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