Raise your hand if you’re always looking for easy and healthy snack options for the kids… That don’t come out of a package. But these Zucchini Bread Breakfast Cookies? They are really saving my butt this summer, with two always-hungry wild childs to feed.
Prep: Preheat the oven to 360°Line two baking sheets.
Make Cookies: Place all ingredients in a large bowl and mix until well combined. Scoop the cookies with a cookie scoop or tablespoon, placing about 2 tablespoons of cookie dough per cookie. Slightly flatten and shape the cookies (they will not change during baking).
Bake: Bake the cookies for 12-14 minutes, or until lightly golden. Cool on a rack, then store in an airtight contianer for up to 3 days.
if you don’t have any oat flour and don’t want to bother with making your own, you can use regular whole wheat flour instead
instead of the zucchini, you can use grated apple or carrot. Add 1 extra tablespoon of oil if using carrots.
try adding mini chocolate chips in place of the nuts for an extra treat!
DO YOU HAVE TO SQUEEZE THE SHREDDED ZUCCHINI?
Fellow moms in the thick of the early years: I know every little step can feel like an overwhelming mountain. But yes, you have to squeeze the excess water out of the shredded zucchini, or you’ll end up with soggy cookies.You COULD squeeze the zucchini in a clean tea towel. But these days I use some paper towels. They’ll fall apart a little, but I’ve never experienced the zucchini sticking to it.
On the counter:Store the cookies in an airtight container for up to 3 days.In the freezer:Place the cookies in a freezer friendly bag or container, label with the name and use-by date (freeze for up to 3 months).To defrost, remove the cookies from the container and place on a rack on the counter for 1-2 hours.
How I serve these:
My kids love these Zucchini Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies for a quick breakfast with a glass of milk on the side before they go run over the flowers n the backyard, ahem.But they also love eating them by themselves as a healthy afternoon snack. And I definitely eat a few, too!
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