Who knew you could add zucchini to cookies?! These Zucchini-Oat Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies are made with shredded zucchini, coconut, oatmeal and chocolate chips. Healthier than most cookies but so delicious and full of flavor!
It’s that time of year where zucchini is abundant and neighbors are begging you to take a few from their garden! I always love baking and cooking with zucchini but if you know me I love trying new recipes. I came across this recipe for Zucchini Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies from Two Peas and Their Pod and was intrigued! I had never thought to put zucchini in cookies before and was so curious on how it would turn out.
This recipe is so quick to make. You just mix up all the ingredients, scoop and bake! No chilling needed and it’s a one-bowl recipe. I was so excited to bite into these cookies! I love oatmeal cookies and so I was looking forward to this healthier version of one of my favorite types of cookies. These Zucchini-Oat Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies have a lot of healthy ingredients like oats, coconut oil, of course, zucchini and you can use dark chocolate chips if you want.
These cookies are everything you want in a good oatmeal cookie but even more! Soft and chewy but still with that slight crispiness you get from an oatmeal cookie. In addition, you get that great flavor coconut brings. And with this fun twist on the classic oatmeal cookie, you get to sneak in veggies and your kids might not even notice! And a little tip- if you peel off the outside of the zucchini and then shred it, it’s harder for kids who don’t like seeing any green in cookies to notice!
These cookies stay good for days and get a little softer each day which is a nice compared to how cookies usually get harder each day. I shared these cookies with family and it was a huge hit! They were gone in a flash and everyone thought it was so cool it had zucchini in it! These will be your new favorite oatmeal cookie!
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Slightly adapted from Two Peas & Their Pod
Unfortunately, I’m not much of a baker, but my older brother is a whiz with cookies. I will have to see if I can con him into making these for me! 🙂
These are super simple to make! But it’s always great when someone else does the baking too! 🙂
Mmmmm, those look delicious! Love that they’re loaded with healthy goodness too! ???
Thanks! These are so great because it has so many healthy ingredients AND tastes amazing! 🙂
I made a double batch of these today and brought some down to some new neighbors as a house warming. My daughter loved them, my hubby loved them and the neighbors LOVED them – she ate several while we stood there chatting. I had a ton of zucchini from our CSA and I’m the only one in the house that likes it – so it’s nice to find a use that everyone likes! Thanks!
I’m so happy to hear this! Thanks for letting me know. 🙂 You are a very nice neighbor. These cookies are awesome!
These cookies are wonderful! I’ve made them twice this week 🙂 I substituted the white sugar for maple syrup and added some Chia seeds. I’m so happy to have found this recipe!
I’m so glad you like it! And thanks for telling me about how you added healthier ingredients! I’ll have to try that!
can you use another kind of oil?
I haven’t tried another type but I bet another oil would work. Of course butter would. Let me know what you try and how it turns out!
Ellen | If It Brings You Joy says
You had me at healthier! Sounds delicious.
Thank you! It’s so good! 🙂
Dr. Elise Cohen Ho says
These look incredible. I am excited to try them.
Thanks! I hope you love it as much as we do! 🙂
WOW!!! Just came across this awesome recipe. Doubled it cause I had soooo much zucchini. My grandson and family really love their “special” cookies! When my daughter says….Mommmmm don’t give him cookies! I tell her, there not just cookies, he’s having his vegetables!!!! HAHAHA The coconut oil really adds that great flavor. Don’t be afraid to try this recipe, soooooo freakin easy!!!
Thank you so much for this great review! These cookies really are the best and my favorite way to enjoy my veggies!