This healthy zucchini cookie recipe is super easy and makes a perfect snack that kids and adults love! Made with oatmeal, applesauce high fibre zucchini these cookies are one healthier cookie you can’t put down!
ZUCCHINI COOKIES – A surprisingly tasty treat!
Zucchini is an easy plant to grow in the garden. We have a great yield of zucchini every summer using our no till garden method, and end up with way too many zucchini’s to preserve.
Notice that I grow yellow zucchini instead of green. This variety provides just as many nutrients and is more preferable to baking with green zucchini as it’s easier to hide ! No more green flakes in your loaves and cookies.
I end up with zucchini’s in my kitchen sink, scattered on the counter, in my laundry room sink and they usually end up on the floor and played with by the toddlers.
Anytime I have a visitor, they have to leave with a zucchini. I once saw a lady at the grocery store buying tiny little zucchini’s in the middle of August, and I had an awful thought. That poor woman has no friends with a garden.
We also do our best to eat as much as we can during the peak of the season, especially with tasty recipes like this zucchini oatmeal cookie recipe!
Save money and add nutrient dense ingredients to your cookies by using your own homemade pumpkin pie spice and apple sauce!
ARE OATMEAL COOKIES HEALTHY?
I use oatmeal in the majority of my go to cookie recipes. They make cookies softer and chewier just how I like them. Plus, I don’t feel as guilty eating more than one because oatmeal is healthy for you.
Oatmeal is high fibre. Rolled oats are a good source of fiber and contain 2 grams of fiber in a 1/2-cup cooked serving. The fiber in the oats helps lower cholesterol and may lower your risk of Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and obesity.
You can make these cookies healthier, by substituting apple sauce for butter. I make apple sauce every summer with our abundance of apples and use it for fall and winter baking recipes such as these cookies!
To substitute applesauce for butter in oatmeal cookies, cream the sugar and eggs together and then mix in the applesauce. Use a plain, no sugar applesauce for oatmeal cookies.
EQUIPMENT FOR ZUCCHINI OATMEAL COOKIES
You’ll need the basic baking essentials for baking this zucchini cookie recipe. I highly suggest these options below.
HOW TO BAKE ZUCCHINI OATMEAL COOKIES
In a mix master, mix the butter and sugar together. This is always the first step to any good cookie recipe.
Slowly add egg and grated zucchini. Remember to drain grated zucchini and if you don’t have your own shredded zucchini in the freezer then use a cheese grater to shred a medium zucchini for approximately two cups.
In a separate bowl, sift the dry ingredients together (flour, baking powder, soda, pumpkin pie spice). Sifting helps leaven the flour so the cookies don’t turn into hockey pucks but sightly rise.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in the mix master and mix. Try not to over mix the dry ingredients into the wet.
Slowly add the oats then optional chocolate chips I always like semi-sweet chocolate chips. If you wanted you could do half chocolate chips and half walnuts for a chocolatey, nut festive pumpkin cookie.
Then place the dough in balls on baking sheet lined with parchment paper or silicon baking mat so there are roughly a dozen on the pan.
- 1 Cup Butter
- 1 Cup Brown Sugar
- 2/3 Cup White Sugar
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 2 Eggs
- 2 Cups Grated, drained zucchini
- 2 1/2 Cups White Flour
- 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 2 tsp Baking Powder
- 1 tsp Baking Soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 1/2 Cups Oats
- In an electric mixer, cream the sugar, vanilla, eggs and butter together
- Slowly add the grated zucchini
- In a seperate bowl, sift the flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, soda and salt together
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients until moist
- Mix in the oats.
- Extra: Add 1/2 cup of chocolate chips and/or chopped walnuts
- Bake at 350 for 14-16 minutes or until middle has risen and edges are browning
- Allow to cool on cookie sheet for a few minutes before transfering to cooling racks.