I was skeptical, but these are DELISH!!!! I made some substitutions to make them a little healthier and contain less refined sugar and eliminated some of the fats. I used 1/4 cup of vegetable oil, but then used 1/4 cup of unsweetened applesauce, which equals the 1/2 cup of oil. Then, instead of 1.5 cups of sugar, I used 3/4 organic cane sugar and 3T of raw honey (when subbing honey for sugar, only use 1/4 of the amount of sugar: i.e. 3/4 cup left of sugar, divided by 4 is 3T (12T = 3/4 of cup, so a quarter of 12 is 3T)). For the flour, I used 1.5 cups of white flour and for the remaining 1/2 cup, I used whole wheat flour (I didn't want to add too much, in case is drastically changed the flavor, so I added a small amount this time. Next time I will definitely do 1 cup white and 1 cup whole wheat. I like to gradually add whole wheat flour to recipes to see how I like the taste). I also shredded the zucchini with my Microplane, so the brownies have no shreds of zucchini in them.
As for the icing, I used 1/8 cup butter and 1/8 cup of unsweetened applesauce again (to equal the 1/4 cup of margarine). Instead of 2 cups confectioners sugar, I used 1 cup confectioners sugar and 1/4 cup of raw honey. I also did not add all the milk as the honey is obviously runny, so I used about half, which actually was probably too much as the icing is a bit runny - but I just stuck it in the fridge to make it thicker. The icing probably has more of a honey taste, but it's still deliciously sweet!
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I was skeptical, but these are DELISH!!!! I made some substitutions to make them a little...