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bowl of no bake zucchini bread bites next to a basket of zucchini

No Bake Zucchini Bread Bites

  • Author: Emily
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 12 balls 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Want zucchini bread but trying to avoid the oven? These No Bake Zucchini Bread Bites are the answer! Full of that classic flavor (and a great way to use extra amount of summer squash), they’re full of protein, date-sweetened, vegan, and gluten-free. 


Units Scale
  • 1 small zucchini
  • 1/2 cup nut butter, such as almond or baklava butter
  • 67 fresh Medjool dates, pitted (about 1/2 cup)*
  • 3/4 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut for rolling, optional


  1. Begin by grating zucchini finely (the small setting of your grater). You can also chop it into very small pieces if you do not have a grater. Add zucchini to a thin towel, form it into a ball, and over a sink squeeze out all excess water. 
  2. Set aside 1/3 cup of finely packed zucchini. If you have leftover, feel free to make a double batch or use it in place of carrots in these waffles
  3. To a food processor add nut butter, dates, oats, cinnamon, and salt. Process to combine. Add in zucchini and pulse until a cohesive mixture forms. It will be fairly sticky. If you do not have a food processor, you may try finely chopping the dates and blending the oats/using oat flour as a substitute.
  4. If using, add coconut to a small bowl for rolling. Use a spoon to scoop out 1 TBS-sized balls of the zucchini bread bites, rolling between your hands to form. Wetting your hands a bit can make this process easier if everything is sticking! Roll in coconut, if desired, and place on a lined plate or sheet.
  5. Let bites chill in the fridge to firm up. Store refrigerated in a sealed container for about a week. 


*If your dates are dry, soak them in some hot water for 5 minutes and then drain prior to using. 

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Stirring
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: One bite
  • Calories: 112.2 calories
  • Sugar: 8.7 grams
  • Sodium: 51 milligrams
  • Fat: 6.1 grams
  • Saturated Fat: 0.5 grams
  • Unsaturated Fat: 5.6 grams
  • Trans Fat: 0 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 13.7 grams
  • Fiber: 2.4 grams
  • Protein: 3 grams
  • Cholesterol: 0 milligrams

Keywords: zucchini bread, energy ball, energy bite, zucchini