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Zucchini Oat Bars

4.5 from 2 reviews

These high fiber Zucchini Oat Bars are naturally sweetened with dates. Top them with peanut butter for a quick, kid-friendly breakfast or snack!

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Ingredients

1.5 cups rolled oats
3/4 cup medjool dates (pitted and roughly chopped – approx 57 dates)
2 eggs
1 cup shredded zucchini (excess water removed)
1/4 cup oil (i use avocado oil)
1/4 cup ground flaxseed
1/4 cup applesauce
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup chocolate chips (or more if desired)

Instructions

  1. Place the oats and dates in a food processor and process until well chopped.
  2. Add remaining ingredients (except chocolate chips or other mix-ins) and process until smooth.
  3. Add chocolate chips (or other mix-ins) and pulse a few times to mix.
  4. Pour into 9×9 pan lined with parchment paper and bake at 375 for 22-27 minutes.
  5. Let cool at least 15 min in the pan before cutting. Store in the fridge.

Notes

You could sub raisins, craisins, dried blueberries, shredded coconut etc for the chocolate chips if you want.
You could also mix in some peanut butter or hemp seeds to add some healthy fats.
If your dates are not super soft and squishy, soak them in hot water for 10 min before using.