These bars taste like a sinfully delicious treat, but they're actually super light and healthy! Only 66 calories each, vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free, oil-free, and low-carb. Looking like a peanut butter brownie, these will more than satisfy a sweet craving without any icky stuff that racks up calories. Win-win.

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Healthy Peanut Butter Bars [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

Calories

66

Serves

9 bars

Ingredients

  • 1 cup gluten-free quick oats
  • 1/2 cup peanut flour
  • 1 large yellow squash
  • 1 cup sweetener of choice (maple syrup, agave syrup, etc.)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1.5 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon natural butter flavor (see notes)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup water (more if needed to facilitate blending)
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Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F, spray 8 x 8 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray, and set aside.
  2. Add oats to blender, and process until flour-like consistency is reached.
  3. Add in remaining ingredients, and blend until smooth.
  4. Pour batter into prepared baking dish, and bake for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Notes

You can purchase natural butter flavor online.

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Nutritional Information

Total Fat: 1 g | Total Sodium: 126 mg | Total Carbs: 9 g | Total Protein: 4 g| Total Sugar: 2 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.