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chocolate chip zucchini breakfast cookies

chocolate chip zucchini breakfast cookies by goldilocks + her three cubs

Let’s be honest, I will eat any cookie for breakfast. It doesn’t have to be “healthy” or contain oatmeal. And while I am being honest, on more than one occasion I have stood in the pantry to eat a sugar cookie for breakfast so that my kids won’t see and want one, too. Do as I say, not as I do, boys.

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Breakfast Cookies

These cookies are healthy-ish. They aren’t as good for you as an egg white omelette, but they are better than a pop-tart, and they are darn delicious. I’ll make my case for why these are an acceptable breakfast for growing boys: zucchini, oats, flax, whole wheat flour, unsweetened applesauce. Take it or leave it, I’m calling them a breakfast win.

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Breakfast Cookies by goldilocks + her three cubs

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Breakfast Cookies

  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup melted butter (you can substitute coconut oil)
  • 1 cup shredded zucchini (shred with skin on)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 heaping cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup flax seeds
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Put applesauce, melted butter, eggs, zucchini, and vanilla extract in a food processor and blend until smooth. Do not skip this step. Trust me, it makes things weird.
  3. Move the wet ingredients into a large bowl. Cream with the brown sugar using an electric mixer.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the baking powder, flour, oats, and flax seeds.  Then add to the creamed mixture, and mix well.
  5. Fold in the chocolate chips. Or throw them in the bowl and let the mixer do the work. That’s how I do it because really, who cares if the chocolate chips get broken up?
  6. Drop the cookies on a non stick cookie sheet.
  7. Bake about 20 – 25 minutes until the cookies are golden brown. The baking time will vary depending on the size of the cookie, but they really do take quite a while to bake. My suggestion is to check them often.

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