Last night was a ‘night off’ from the barn, and although part of me would have loved to go to my parents to run on their treadmill, I headed straight home. (bad Laura!) I had a good excuse though! I’m working on producing some more product to re-launch my Etsy shop in time for the holiday season. I will not say anymore right now as I want it to be a surprise on reveal day. 😉
Supper last night was something quick, simple but delish.
Baked tilapia alongside some sautéed zucchini and tomatoes.
I felt like making some sort of baked good last night too and though since I had the time, why not create a little something new!
I still had some canned pumpkin in the fridge that needed to be eaten, along with 1 medium sized zucchini so I figured I’d just through them together along with some other ingredients and hope for the best! Well it worked!
Meet my HEALTHY….
Pumpkin & Zucchini Bites
What you need:
- 3/4 C canned pumpkin
- 1 medium-sized zucchini, grated
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/3 C brown sugar
- 1/2 C unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1/2 C whole wheat pastry flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 C rolled oats
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ginger
- 1/4 tsp cloves
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 4 tsp chia seeds
What to do:
– In a large bowl mix together your pumpkin, zucchini, egg, vanilla and sugar.
– In a medium bowl mix together your flours, baking powder, oats, spices and chia seeds.
– Spoon bite sized spoonfuls (or a little bigger bites if you are like me) onto a parchment covered cookie sheet (this allows for no sticking and no need for any sort of grease)
I am SO glad these bites turned out! I used absolutely NO oil OR butter in this recipe – NO salt either! The are not very sweet, but just sweet enough – and actually made an amazing addition to my oatmeal this morning. 🙂 Just for fun I went and got the nutrition date for 1 serving of these. 1 serving = 2 bites.
Check out what else Nutrition Data has to say about these bites:
The good: This food is low in Saturated Fat and Sodium. It is also a good source of Dietary Fiber, Phosphorus and Selenium, and a very good source of Vitamin A and Manganese.
At this rate, my favourite Christmas treat recipes just might turn a little towards the healthy side! *gasp* 😀