Are you looking for the perfect, healthy snack that still satisfies your sweet tooth?
Well, have you ever heard of using zucchini in chocolate chip cookies? We know it might sound a little odd, but stick with us. This cookie recipe is for you!
Zucchini oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are full of fresh, delicious flavors. I often find myself stashing a few of these cookies for an afternoon snack. They aren’t unhealthy since they are not full of sugar, so I’m always happy to eat more than one (or two ... or three).
I absolutely love making this recipe, simply because it only takes half an hour to prepare and bake and requires most everyday ingredients you probably have already.
I also have fussy kids, but they can always be swayed with this healthy and yummy treat.
The chocolate chips play a large role when it comes to kids. Adding some vanilla can top off this recipe as well if you’re looking for a more “kid-friendly flavor.” They won’t even know that there’s zucchini in them!
Let’s get into this recipe and how to perfect these divine treats.
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How to Make Zucchini Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Preparation: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
- 1/2 cup butter
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp of vanilla
- 1 cup grated zucchini
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 cups quick-cooking oatmeal
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preparation & Cooking
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
In a medium bowl, cream the butter with the sugar until you have a smooth, light texture.
Add the egg and vanilla. Mix well, then add the zucchini.
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Mix the flour, baking soda, and cinnamon in another bowl. Then, add to the zucchini mixture.
Finally, stir in the oatmeal and chocolate chips.
Place medium-sized spoonfuls of dough on a baking sheet. Leave 2” of space between cookies.
Bake for 10-12 minutes in the oven or until golden brown.
Get Your Zucchini On!
These oatmeal and zucchini cookies are perfect if you or your family are trying to be healthier but are still looking for something to hit that sweet tooth craving. It’s basically fool-proof if you stick to combining your wet ingredients first and then slowly add your dry ingredients.
They are truly the perfect cookie for the winter season, accompanied by a hot coffee or hot chocolate.
Give it a try, and I promise you will not regret it!
Looking for more recipes with zucchini? Check out: How to Make Oven-Baked Zucchini Chips