Healthy ?Zucchini Oat Breakfast ?Cookies

Jam-packed with all kinds of heart-healthy goodness, sneaky zucchini, and tons of gooey chocolate, these soft ‘n’ chewy breakfast cookies are the best way to start the day!

Prep Time10 minutes

Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Servings1 -1/2 dozen cookies


  • 2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 medium ripe banana mashed
  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar or brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup shredded zucchini
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  • In a large bowl, combine flour, oats, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a separate large bowl, beat mashed banana, butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla until smooth. Fold flour mixture into liquid with shredded zucchini, walnuts, and chocolate chips until mixture forms a dough. (dough will be slightly sticky)
  • With floured hands, roll dough into 1-in balls and place on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake cookies at 350F 13-14 minutes or until edges begin to turn golden (centers will still be slightly soft) Cool cookies on baking sheet 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely. Enjoy with a glass of milk or hot coffee!


Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature up to 3 days. Cookies may also be frozen up to 2 months.