Zucchini Oatmeal Snack Bars with Chocolate Chips

These Zucchini Oatmeal Snack Bars with Chocolate Chips are easy to whip up in one bowl and are full of nourishing ingredients!

  • Author: Happy Healthy Mama
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 16 bars 1x


  • 4 cup rolled oats
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini or summer squash
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup mashed banana (about 1 medium banana)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  • 4 tablespoons flaxseed meal
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/23/4 cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Lightly grease a 9×13 inch baking dish and set aside.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and mix well.  Transfer the mixture to the baking dish and use a spatula or the back of a wooden spoon to press it down into the pan very well.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes until the top is golden brown.  Allow to cool before cutting into squares.  These keep best in the refrigerator.


I prefer to use the grater attachment for my food processor to get shredded zucchini.  A hand grater works fine as well.  

I love freshly grated nutmeg because I love the flavor it lends.  If you are pressed for time, skip it and use regular ground nutmeg.  

I prefer coconut oil and unsweetened vanilla almond milk.  I have also used avocado oil and it works well. Other milks should work fine, also.