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Chocolate Chip Zucchini Oat Bars

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Oat Bars

The following recipe and photography were provided by local blogger Abby Thome of The Thome Home.

Locally grown zucchini is in season from June through late August, and with that comes an abundance of sweet and savory recipes to make the most of this versatile veggie!

My family loves my Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars that are packed with good-for-you ingredients. We enjoy them weekly in our home, but with zucchini season officially here, I couldn’t help but add them into the mix.

Finely grated zucchini goes into thick and chewy oatmeal bars that taste so good you’ll have a hard time believing how good they are for you!

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Oat Bars

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Oat Bars
Chocolate Chip Zucchini Oat Bars
Cook time:
25min
Prep time:
10min
Total time:
35min

Servings:
6-8

Ingredients

  • 3 cups old fashioned oats
  • 2/3 cup Bob’s Red Mill gluten free all-purpose baking flour
  • 1 tsp. Heinen's cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup chia seeds
  • 1/3 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup Heinen’s organic creamy peanut butter
  • 2 Heinen's cage free eggs
  • 1/4 cup Heinen’s pure organic maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup Heinen's honey
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups zucchini, finely grated
  • 3/4 cup Heinen's dark chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a 9×9 square cake pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, oats, cinnamon, chia seeds, flaxseed and sugar
  3. Add the eggs, maple syrup, honey, peanut butter and vanilla. Mix with a handheld mixer until fully incorporated and a thick, wet batter forms.
  4. Fold in the grated zucchini.
  5. Pour into the prepared baking dish and add 3/4 cup Heinen’s Dark Chocolate Chips to the top of the zucchini oat bars prior to baking .
  6. Bake for 24-28 minutes.
  7. Once bars are finished cooking, removed from oven and sprinkle with coarse sea salt
  8. Allow the bars to cool completely before cutting.
  9. Store in an airtight container, at room temperate for 3 days, or in the fridge for up to 7 days.

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Oat Bars

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Abby Thome
By Abby Thome
Abby Thome is a local Cleveland blogger and avid Heinen's shopper with a passion for creating exciting, unique, easy and delicious bites and treats for entertaining her young family and guests!

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