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Zucchini oatmeal Snack Bars with Chocolate Chips

Zucchini Oatmeal Snack Bars with Chocolate Chips


Description

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


Ingredients

Scale
  • 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

Instructions

  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.

Notes

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. 

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 bar
  • Calories: 198
  • Sugar: 14
  • Fat: 7 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 30 grams
  • Fiber: 3
  • Protein: 4