Banana zucchini breakfast bars

Heart Smart Low Sodium

Pair this healthful bar with a glass of low-fat or fat-free milk for a well-balanced breakfast that will keep you feeling full, satisfied and energized until your next snack or meal.

Ingredients

unsalted butter*
flour*
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
2 egg whites
3/4 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 small bananas, mashed
1 small zucchini grated

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a 9-by-13-inch pan with a small amount of butter, then lightly sprinkle with a small amount of flour.* Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine melted butter, applesauce, sugars, egg whites, yogurt and vanilla. Mix well. Add mashed banana and grated zucchini. Stir until combined.
  4. Add flour mixture. Mix until just moistened. Pour mixture into the greased pan and place in the oven. Bake for 35 minutes to 45 minutes, until bars are pulling away from the sides of the pan.
  5. Let cool for 30 minutes before cutting. Serve warm.

Makes 12 servings

Recipe contains: wheat, milk, egg

Carb choices per serving: 2

*Option not included in nutrition facts.

First Published: 10/24/2014
Last Reviewed: 10/24/2014

banana zucchini breakfast bars
This bar is very moist so checking for doneness with a toothpick won’t work for this recipe. You’ll know it’s time to take the pan out of the oven when the bars begin pulling away from the sides of the pan. Always check baked goods for doneness at the minimum baking time (in this case, at 35 minutes).
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