Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bars




These bars were so easy to make and I was so excited that they actually have a cookie/cake consistency which is not always the case when I use coconut flour.  I finally found the Enjoy Life chocolate chips locally and grabbed them up.  And by the way, you’d never know these were gluten free chips – I would NOT kid you about chocolate, friends.  They melted and TASTE just like semi-sweet regular ole chips!



Ingredients:
1 mashed ripe banana
6T liquid egg whites
4 medium eggs, room temperature
1 cup shredded zucchini, drain on paper towels for 10 minutes
2T melted coconut oil, cooled
2tsp vanilla extract
1T maple syrup
2/3 cup coconut flour
¼ cup tapioca flour
1 ½ tsp cinnamon
¾ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp sea salt
2oz Enjoy Life Chocolate Chunks, or other chocolate chips of your choice

Preparation:
Preheat oven to 350.

Line an 8x8 pan with parchment paper; be sure to leave a little extra paper overhang to help with removing the bars once cooled.

In a large bowl, mash banana then mix in egg whites, eggs, coconut oil, vanilla extract and maple syrup.

Mix in the rest of the dry ingredients, and lastly the zucchini and chips.

Bake for 35 minutes, remove from oven, and cool.

Slice into bars and ENJOY!!!!!!!

Nutrition*:
Makes 9 bars
Calories 170 / Carbs 17g / Protein 6g / Fat 8g / Sodium 193mg / Fiber 4.5g

*Nutrition information is an estimation only and the nutritional analysis I provide for each recipe is calculated via My Fitness Pal using the nutritional data found on their website. I am not a registered dietitian, so always consult a qualified healthcare provider for any answers to personal health care questions.


Adapted from Well Plated