Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cookies

These healthy Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cookies are a yummy make-ahead breakfast or snack!

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cookies

Let’s bake some cookies! Since today is the Tuesday after a long weekend, I figured we could all use a little chocolate to get us going, right? Speaking of the weekend, how was yours?

We spent Saturday at my grandma’s house, swimming, playing with the kids, and eating outside. I brought my kids’ favorite easy white bean dip to share, along with a big bowl of very berry fruit salad. That fruit salad is so good, I can eat it for dessert… and I did, over ice cream. 😉

Zucchini cookies with chocolate chips

Yesterday we went to our city’s July 4th parade and then grilled turkey burgers and portobello burgers for dinner. And I made another batch of this grilled corn salad. If you haven’t tried it yet, you really should before summer’s end!

I hope your weekend was as full of good food, family, and fun as ours was!

Zucchini Cookies with chocolate chips

 

If you’re just here for the cookies (and I don’t blame you!), here’s the scoop. These zucchini cookies are whole grain and packed with oats. They’re sweetened with banana and honey, rather than refined sugars. A hefty dose of vanilla extract brings some extra sweetness to these healthy cookies.

I was a little worried about the green zucchini when I served these cookies to my kids, but they gobbled them up! Chocolate chips always help to win them over. 😉 I almost always use dark chocolate in my recipes.

You don’t need a mixer to make these cookies, just two bowls, a whisk, and a spoon. I use my box grater to grate the zucchini and it’s super fast and easy. A large scoop makes the job of portioning the dough onto the baking sheets quick and easy.

These zucchini cookies are freezer-friendly and will thaw in your lunchbox over the course of a few hours. I’m making a batch to put in our healthy snack station this week!

Try my best zucchini bread recipe next! Then check out these 35 best zucchini recipes.

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Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cookies

These healthy Zucchini Cookies with chocolate chips are a yummy make-ahead breakfast or snack!
Course Breakfast, Healthy Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate chip zucchini cookies, zucchini cookies
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time32 mins
Servings 18 cookies
Calories 162kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 medium zucchini
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup ground flaxseed
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 1 large ripe banana mashed
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Grate the zucchini (I used my box grater). You want about 1 cup of zucchini. Place the zucchini in a clean kitchen towel, hold over a bowl, and squeeze out the excess liquid. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl stir together the oats, whole wheat flour, flaxseed, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the melted butter, mashed banana, honey, egg, and vanilla. Pour the dry ingredients into the bowl with the wet and stir until just combined. Fold in the grated zucchini and chocolate chips.
  • Scoop rounded ¼ cup portions of dough onto the prepared baking sheet, using your hands to shape the dough into uniform balls as needed. (I used my large cookie scoop.) Gently flatten each cookie a bit as they won't flatten on their own during baking. Bake cookies for 11-14 minutes, until set and lightly golden.
  • Once completely cooled, cookies can be stored in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 2 months.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 162kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 107mg | Potassium: 183mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 120IU | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1.1mg
Nutrition information is an estimate.
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These Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cookies are:

  • make-ahead and freezer-friendly.
  • a great way to use up extra zucchini.
  • a healthy lunchbox treat!

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