5 from 2 votes
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Fudgy Squash Brownies
Work Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
50 mins

Fudgy Squash Brownies have it all. They are chocolatey and rich, packed with fiber, have a smooth texture, and are a classic chocolate dessert.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fudgey brownies, squash brownies
Yield: 12 Servings
Calories: 199 kcal
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg white
  • cups dark brown sugar
  • ¾ cup frozen cooked winter squash thawed
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • cup whole-wheat flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips
  1. In a large bowl whisk together egg, egg white brown sugar, winter squash, olive oil and vanilla extract. Add cocoa powder, whole-wheat flour, salt and chocolate chips and mix until well combined.
  2. Pour batter into an 8-inch square pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350ºF until brownies spring back to the touch, 23 to 25 minutes.
  3. Cool, then dust with confectioners' sugar before serving.
Recipe Notes

•It's a challenge to come up with a nutritious and delicious brownie. Each square has nearly 3 grams of fiber (thanks to whole-wheat flour) and just 2 grams of saturated fat (thanks to olive oil). The magic ingredient? Squash, to make it moist and rich. Done and done!

•I use frozen pureed squash in this recipe, but you can swap that for canned pumpkin puree or squash, or mashed sweet potatoes!

Nutrition Facts
Fudgy Squash Brownies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 199 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 14mg5%
Sodium 66mg3%
Potassium 228mg7%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 25g28%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 1590IU32%
Vitamin C 3.1mg4%
Calcium 41mg4%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.