Grain Free Cashew Zucchini Bars

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Check out these Paleo & grain free Cashew Zucchini Bars chock full of summer grown veggies. 

Grain Free Cashew Zucchini Bars

Grain Free Cashew Zucchini Bars

Okay so don’t hate me, but as you’re reading this, I’m sitting on a beach in Mexico. Whaaaaa whaaatt. Yep, first time in Mexico for me this week! J & I were blessed to be able to travel with his family down here for a week, and as much as I’m soaking up that sun (and some booze, hehe) I’m trying to keep it as balanced as possible. When I vacation at all-inclusive resorts I like to take advantage of all of the fresh fruit, veggies, green juice, the beach for running and yeah, I’m probably that person hitting the gym every few days.

You guys know I love a good sneaky treat. In fact, my first big Buzzfeed publication was for my Sneaky Sweet Potato and Oat Cups (pssst, there’s cauliflower in ’em). So naturally, zucchini bread is my jammmm. So, I’m hoping to keep sneaking veggies into my diet all week so I don’t come back feeling like a completely different human.


I still really can’t get over how much I love my Chocolate Chip Cashew Cookie Bars, so I decided I would make them into a zucchini bread bar variation. They’re still ooey and gooey like a cookie, but they do have some density which makes them the perfect cookie bread bar veggie mash-up. Ha! Alright, wanna try ’em?

 

Let’s get to it!

Grain Free Cashew Zucchini Bars

WHAT YOU’LL NEED (increments below in the printout):

Cashew meal – aka cashews ground in your blender or food processor until they look like coarse flour

Coconut flour

Cashew butter – you can totally just buy cashews and make the meal and butter yourself, too (that’s what I did!)

Coconut sugar

Coconut oil

Eggs

Baking powder

Vanilla

Sea salt

Shredded zucchini

Grain Free Cashew Zucchini BarsWHAT YOU’LL DO:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. We’ll start by making the cashew meal. Add the cashews into a food processor or blender and blend until they’re finer than breadcrumbs. Stop there because if you process them for a while, they will turn into cashew butter. That being said, if you want to make your own cashew butter, remove the mealed cashews and add another cup of cashews into the food processor or blender (high powered blenders or food processors work best for nut butter) and allow it to process until it’s smooth and creamy. Or, you can just use store-bought!

When you have your cashew products prepared, add the cashew meal, coconut sugar, coconut flour, baking powder, and salt into a large bowl. Whisk together until combined. Add the eggs, cashew butter, coconut oil, and vanilla and mix everything until the batter is wet.

Next, shred your zucchini on a grater onto a towel. When it has been shredded, wring the towel out over the sink to remove the excess water. Fold the shredded zucchini into the batter and pour into a baking dish lined with parchment paper. Mine is about a 6×10 inch dish.

Bake for 25 – 30 minutes until the bars are golden brown and the middle is set when you touch it. Allow the bars to cool in the pan for 20 minutes or so before serving.

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Miss AK

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Grain Free Cashew Zucchini Bars

Grain Free Cashew Zucchini Bars
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Serves: 15 bars
 
Ingredients
  • 1 + ¾ c. cashew meal - aka cashews ground in your blender or food processor until they look like coarse flour
  • ½ c. coconut flour
  • ¾ c. cashew butter - you can totally just buy cashews and make the meal and butter yourself, too (that's what I did!)
  • 1 c. coconut sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. coconut oil, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tsp. baking powder
  • 1 Tsp. vanilla
  • 1 Tsp. sea salt
  • ¾ c. shredded zucchini
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. We’ll start by making the cashew meal. Add the cashews into a food processor or blender and blend until they’re finer than breadcrumbs. Stop there because if you process them for a while, they will turn into cashew butter. That being said, if you want to make your own cashew butter, remove the mealed cashews and add another cup of cashews into the food processor or blender (high powered blenders or food processors work best for nut butter) and allow it to process until it’s smooth and creamy. Or, you can just use store-bought!
  2. When you have your cashew products prepared, add the cashew meal, coconut sugar, coconut flour, baking powder, and salt into a large bowl. Whisk together until combined. Add the eggs, cashew butter, coconut oil, and vanilla and mix everything until the batter is wet.
  3. Next, shred your zucchini on a grater onto a towel. When it has been shredded, wring the towel out over the sink to remove the excess water. Fold the shredded zucchini into the batter and pour into a baking dish lined with parchment paper. Mine is about a 6×10 inch dish.
  4. Bake for 25 – 30 minutes until the bars are golden brown and the middle is set when you touch it. Allow the bars to cool in the pan for 20 minutes or so before serving.

Grain Free Cashew Zucchini Bars - Paleo & Gluten Free

 

 

1 Comments
  • Maria @ Maria Makes

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    OMG I have so much zucchini right now! Def making these as soon as my Whole30 reset is over 🙂

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