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Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bars


  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 9-12 bars 1x

Description

These Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bars are wholesome and perfect and just everything your summer needs! Made with oats, almond butter, zucchini, dates, and maple syrup. So many feel-good ingredients packed into one bar! 


Ingredients

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  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 8 medjool dates, pitted
  • 12 zucchini, grated and squeezed once (about 2 cups total, divided)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • chocolate chips (optional, for topping)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Set aside about half of the zucchini and chocolate chips to stir in later. Blend everything else together until a smooth-ish batter comes together.
  2. Stir in chocolate chips and zucchini. Pour batter into a square baking dish (9×9 or similar). Bake for 30-40 minutes, until the top is golden brown and gently springs back when you press into it.
  3. For clean cuts, let it cool completely. (Or for hungry bellies, just get into it right warm out of the oven.) I like to store this in the refrigerator but you can serve warm or cold ALL DAY LONG! Snack, breakfast, dessert, all of it. ♡

Notes

For a date-free version, use 1/2 cup almond butter and 1/2 cup maple syrup (and omit the dates). Still delicious!

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: zucchini bars, zucchini dessert, chocolate dessert