2/3cup freshly made cinnamon applesauce
2 very ripe medium bananas
2 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 whole egg
2 cups shredded zucchini (placed on paper towel for a few minutes to absorb some moisture)
2 cups oat flour (use approx. 2 1/4 cups oats, blend it until in fine powder)
1/4 cup freshly ground flax seeds (throw seeds in with oats)
To start, cook 1-2 peeled, sliced apple with a dash of cinnamon until soft. Add in a touch of water so the bottom of your pot doesn't scorch your apples. I say this, because I've learned the hard way. Also, my cinnamon spice jar was kind enough to fall apart when I tried to add a dash, so it looks a bit excessive - but it was fine.
Once your apples are soft, let them cool a few minutes, and transfer to the blender. Puree them until they are smooth. Pour your apple sauce out to measure 2/3 of a cup. I fed the rest to my children. I used a gigantic apple, so there was extra!
Now add the COOLED apple sauce back into the blender, along with sliced bananas, egg, and vanilla.
In your large mixing bowl, which should now have your oat/flax mixture, add your cocoa powder, baking powder and soda, salt. You could always sift your oats, flax and cocoa to ensure it's super smooth, but I didn't worry about that. Mix thoroughly.
If you have more of a sweet tooth, you could add in 1/2-1 cup of raw sugar or 1/2 cup of honey to sweeten it. If you add honey, you may need to add a few extra minutes to the baking time. I found that the apple sauce and bananas made it plenty sweet enough for us.
There are so many ways to make this versatile treat your own! The challenge comes from only eating one at a time!
Let me know how it works for you, and if you enjoyed them!