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Healthy Chocolate Chip Banana Zucchini Oatmeal Cookies (vegan!)

Vegan Healthy Banana Zucchini Oatmeal Cookies made with whole grains + naturally sweetened. These are AMAZING and healthy enough to eat for breakfast!
Course Breakfast, Cookies, Dessert, Healthy, Vegan, Whole Grain
Keyword zucchini oatmeal cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 14 cookies
Calories 149 kcal
Author Monique of AmbitiousKitchen.com

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour or white whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup old-fashoned rolled oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup mashed ripe banana (from about 2 medium bananas)
  • 1 cup shredded zucchini, squeezed of excess moisture with a paper towel*
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup (can also use honey if not vegan)
  • 1/4 cup melted and cooled coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips, vegan if desired
  • Optional: 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • Optional: 1 tablespoon of chia seeds

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together flour, oats, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.
  3. Before you mix your wet ingredients, make sure you have squeezed your shredded zucchini of excess moisture with a paper towel or cheesecloth. THIS IS IMPORTANT!
  4. In a separate large bowl, mix together mashed banana, shredded zucchini, maple syrup, coconut oil and vanilla extract until well combined. 
  5. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Fold in chocolate chips. The dough will seem wet and sticky, but that's okay -- don't worry!
  6. Use 1/4 cup to measure out dough and drop on baking sheet, placing cookie dough 2 inches apart from one another. Slightly flatten with the palm of your hand. Bake for 13-16 minutes or until cookies are golden brown on the edges. 
  7. Allow to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Makes 14 cookies.

Recipe Notes

To make cookies gluten free: I think you could replace the whole wheat flour with gluten free oat flour and get great results. I would probably use 1 cup oat flour. An all-purpose gluten free flour would also work well.

If you have a coconut allergy, feel free to use grapeseed oil or light olive oil instead! A vegan butter would also work well.

Nutrition information does not include chia seeds or walnuts.

Cookies can be frozen for up to 3 months. Simply place in freezer safe ziploc bag or container. Thaw or reheat to enjoy!

Want to make these cookies more nutritious? Add in 2 tablespoons of chia seeds or a flax egg to increase fiber & protein!

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Chocolate Chip Banana Zucchini Oatmeal Cookies (vegan!)
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 149 Calories from Fat 65
% Daily Value*
Fat 7.2g11%
Saturated Fat 5.2g33%
Carbohydrates 20.7g7%
Fiber 2.7g11%
Sugar 8.6g10%
Protein 1.7g3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.