Courgette brownies

Courgette brownies

Serves 10-12

125g plain flour
30g cocoa powder
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
¼ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
120ml vegetable oil
100g caster sugar
75g dark brown sugar
2 large eggs
40g plain yoghurt, room temperature

1 tsp vanilla extract
2 medium courgettes, grated

100g dark chocolate chips

30g pecans, chopped

To decorate:

Milk chocolate, melted

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 ̊C/160 ̊C fan/gas mark 4. Line a 20 x 25cm tin with non-stick parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, sieve together the flour, cocoa, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the oil, sugars, eggs, yoghurt, vanilla and courgettes.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix until just combined. Fold in the chocolate chips and pecans.
  5. Transfer to the prepared tin and bake for 25- 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Allow to cool fully.
  6. Once cooled, drizzle with melted chocolate and cut into squares.

Per serving

256kcals, 14.6g fat (3.9g saturated), 31.2g carbs (19.7g sugars), 4g protein, 1.7g fibre, 0.172g sodium