Flourless Squash Brownies (CSA Friday)

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Every once in a while a recipe shows up in the linky party that I need to make immediately.  Like, five minutes ago.  These squash brownies from Newlyweds Blog called my name from the get-go.  I have a bunch of sunburst squash (not to mention 8,000 pattypan squash), dying a slow death in my crisper drawer so I was happy to find a different recipe to help use them up.

In addition to the ton of squash, today I added the following to my fridge:

This recipe couldn’t have been simpler.  You combine all the ingredients in just one bowl, which is always a bonus.  I hate when you have to combine dry ingredients in one bowl, and wet in another.  Mainly because I hate doing dishes.

See that tan strip in the middle of the brownie in the photo below?  Yeah, that’s peanut butter.  Along with dark chocolate and chocolate chips.  The stuff dreams are made of.

I changed the recipe just a little bit, based on what I had on hand.  I subbed peanut butter for the delicious-sounding almond butter spread, and I used semi-sweet chocolate chips instead of dark chocolate.  Here’s how I made it:

Flourless Squash Brownies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 cup of grated squash
  • 1/3 cup of agave nectar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp of vanilla
  • 1 tsp of baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp of nutmeg
  • 2 Tbsp of dark cocoa powder
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine all the ingredients into a large bowl and mix everything together.
  3. Pour into a greased 9×9 baking pan.
  4. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
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35 comments

    • Amy

      They were super moist. The look on my son’s face when I told him there was squash in there was priceless. But this is also the kid that won’t eat cooked spinach, but loves it in his cupcakes. :-)

  1. Sarah

    Hmm. I wasn’t sure about this when I read the description, but they look delicious! I am gluten free, so any recipe that cuts out flour is stellar in my book. Also, one dish only? Yay! I’ll have to put this on my “recipes to try” list. Sarah

  2. Nika A.

    Hmm want to try these – overflowing with squash ’round these parts too.

    Stopping by from Made in Day. Thanks for sharing
    Nika@ Less Than Perfect

  3. Beth

    Thanks for sharing this delicious looking browning recipe. I love that it is flourless so we will be trying it out. I wonder how it would be with pumkin? I think I will experiment, espeically as we move into fall… which I will be putting off as long as possible.

  4. Becca

    Found your post via My Turn (for us). I will have to share this with my sister who loves to bake. I think it’s cool how you don’t need flour, plus you add the healthy ingredient of squash!

  5. Miz Helen

    Hi Amy,
    Your Flourless Squash Brownies look very tasty. Your CSA Basket looks great! Hope you have a great holiday weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  7. chanda

    Scrumptious!! Thank you so much for sharing/creating this recipe. I am in love. I used honey and almond butter because that is what I had on hand. I will definitely make these again.

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