Paleo Pumpkin Zucchini Bars with Chocolate Chunks make the perfect healthy gluten free snack. Best of all, they’re refined sugar free and will still satisfy that sweet tooth craving!
What do you do when you have a ton of zucchini to use up? That was my dilemma back in July and August when I was swimming in zucchini. I made a ton of zoodles like these Teriyaki Chicken Zoodles Kung Pao Chicken Zoodles, and this Lasagna Skillet Zoodles.
And then I made breakfast cookies along with these Paleo Pumpkin Zucchini Bars which I can finally share from the summer. They’re soft, fluffy and the perfect way to use up the rest of any zucchini you might have lying around and still get in on the pumpkin train.
The pumpkin and zucchini make these super soft and moist and I loved that I got to sneak in some healthy veggies for my kiddos and the hubs.
The best part about these bars is how easily they come together. Just ONE bowl and NO mixer.
And if you are venturing into a paleo friendly diet, these totally fit the bill with the almond flour and almond butter.
They are also refined-sugar free and sweetened up with banana and maple syrup syrup instead. The touch of pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice is just enough to set a cozy fall tone without being too overbearing.
Finally, we finish them off with a sprinkle of chopped nuts and chocolate chunks for good measure. Or, feel free to swap out the chocolate for some dried fruit instead.
These bars can easily be made ahead of time as a healthy and delicious breakfast with your morning cup of java — or toss a few of these into your lunchbox to enjoy throughout the day.
More healthy breakfast recipes:
Paleo Almond Butter Zucchini Bars – Hummusapian
Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bars – Chocolate Covered Katie
Zucchini Pie Bars – Crazy for Crust