Zucchini-Banana Squares

Need a quick fix for an overzealous sweet tooth? This nontraditional combination of ingredients is low in calories and high in flavor. Make a batch in less than an hour and enjoy a square whenever you need something sweet.

           Ingredients                                               l_R105020

  •  Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 cup  all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup  whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup  ground flaxseeds or wheat germ
  • 1/4 cup  unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons  baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2 cup  refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed, or 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup  sugar
  • 1/2 cup  canola oil
  • 1/3 cup  low-fat milk
  • 1 cup  peeled (if desired) and shredded zucchini
  • 1 medium-size  ripe banana, mashed (1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 cup  miniature semisweet chocolate pieces (optional)

    Directions

    1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat a 13x9x2-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside. In a large bowl, combine all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, flaxseeds or wheat germ, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Make a well in center of flour mixture; set aside.

    2.In a medium bowl, whisk together egg, sugar, canola oil, and milk until well mixed. Stir in zucchini and banana. Add zucchini mixture all at once to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened. Fold in chocolate pieces. Pour batter into prepared pan, spreading evenly.

    3.Bake about 25 minutes or until top springs back when lightly touched. Cool completely on a wire rack. Cut into squares.

    Nutrition facts (Zucchini-Banana Squares)

    • Servings Per Recipe 24,
    • cal. (kcal) 120,
    • Fat, total (g) 6,
    • chol. (mg) 0,
    • sat. fat (g) 0,
    • carb. (g) 16,
    • fiber (g) 1,
    • sodium (mg) 81,
    • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

 

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