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Oatmeal Zucchini Cookies [V+GF]

oatmeal zucchini cookies

Perfect as a make ahead breakfast, or after dinner snack! These oatmeal zucchini cookies have tons of healthy and wholesome ingredients. Also, they contain NO refined sugar. The overly ripe bananas with hints of maple syrup give these cookies all the sweetness they need. Bonus, they are kid approved! So there is absolutely no need for guilt when serving this delicious healthy dessert that your whole family will enjoy.

I like leaving the skins on my zucchini so you can see the vibrant green shreds shining through these cookies. If you need to hide the veggies from your little ones, peel the zucchini first so it’s not quite as noticeable.

Zucchini Cookise Batter

These cookies freeze well, so feel free to make a double batch! You won’t be sorry you did. πŸ™‚

If you prefer a muffin version of this delicious cookie recipe, check out my Zucchini Muffins instead! Also a big win with my family.

Want even more healthy dessert recipes?

Try my no guilt attached Healthy Pumpkin Spice Muffins, or these AMAZING and super EASY Chickpea Cookies. Yup, you read that correctly, CHICKPEA cookies. I promise your little ones will never guess that chickpeas is the main ingredient in these delicious treats though!

oatmeal zucchini cookies

Oatmeal Zucchini Cookies [V+GF+Sugar Free]

Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten free, oil free, refined sugar free, vegan
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 24 Cookies
These oatmeal zucchini cookies contain wholesome ingredients and are sweetened with ripe bananas and maple syrup. A healthy treat for the whole family.
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  • 3 very ripe bananas mashed
  • 1/3 cup natural smooth peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini approx 2 small zucchini
  • 1 cup quick cooking steel cut oats or rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup hemp hearts
  • 1/4 cup ground flax seeds
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  • Add the shredded zucchini to a colander and sprinkle with salt and set aside. Place the colander in your sink or a bowl. (This process allows the water to drain from the zucchini)
  • In a large bowl, add the bananas, peanut butter and maple syrup and mix well. Next, add the oats, hemp hearts, flax seeds, cinnamon and baking powder and combine.
  • Using paper towels or a clean dish towel, press the zucchini to release even more water. Then stir the shredded zucchini into your bowl.
  • Spoon heaping tablespoons of your batter onto your prepared baking sheet and form your cookies.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, remove from the oven, and let cool for at least 5 minutes before handling.
Serving: 1Cookie | Calories: 92kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 145mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Vitamin C: 3.1mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 0.8mg
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*Nutritional information is an estimate, calculated using online tools.

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  1. Jennifer Duncan

    5 stars
    This recipe looks like fun – and I think my family would love it! I also love the fact that it’s already gluten free and adds in fruits and veggies…it’s just right for our diet. Excited to try it!

    • rosa

      Interesting. Thanks for the tip! All my reading on maple syrup has said it’s unrefined, allowing it to retain its naturally occurring calcium, potassium, magnesium, zinc, riboflavin and antioxidants. Nonetheless, it should definitely be used sparingly since it’s not a health food. πŸ™‚

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