You love bread. Crusty or soft, you would eat bread all day, every day if you could. But here’s the reality: you avoid bread because it isn’t exactly a health food. High in carbs and low in nutrients, bread is bad for you and your waistline. Thankfully, there are alternatives with wholesome, good-for-you ingredients that aren’t slacking in savory flavor, like these Sweet Potato Zucchini Buns. These buns can be enjoyed any time of the day, but when combined with cheese, cold cuts and your favorite condiments, they make for a particularly satisfying sandwich. For a complete, protein-packed lunch, serve your sandwich with Quest Protein Chips.
Sweet Potato Zucchini Sandwich Buns
Makes 11 buns (or 22 halves)
Macros per bun (2 halves): 85 calories | 8.4 g carbs | 8 g protein
1 cup oats
2 scoops Quest Multipurpose Protein Powder
1/3 cup oat flour
1 tsp. baking powder
½ cup sweet potatoes, baked and skinned
1/3 cup egg whites
1 large egg
1 medium zucchini, chopped with ends removed
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat mat.
- In a food processor, blend zucchini until smooth. Add sweet potato and blend.
- In a large bowl, combine zucchini mixture with remaining ingredients. Mix until well combined and smooth.
- Scoop 2 tablespoons of batter and spread into a thin circle on prepared cookie sheet. Repeat until you’ve used up all the batter.
- Bake buns for 15 minutes. Let cool completely before serving.
- Assemble sandwich, microwaving cheese on one side of the bun for 10 seconds so it’s slightly melted, if desired.