healthy zucchini bread breakfast cookies

Healthy Zucchini Bread Breakfast Cookies

These healthy zucchini breakfast cookies have the texture of a bread and contain wholesome ingredients, like oats, and have no added sugar! If you're looking for healthy cookies for toddlers (and babies!), this is it!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 16 cookies
Author: Min | MJ and Hungryman

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (100g) rolled oats
  • 1 cup (120g) spelt flour or almond flour, see note
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 medium banana, mashed (120g or 1/2 cup), see note
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup (100g) shredded zucchini, about 1 medium zucchini
  • 1/3 cup (36g) chopped walnuts, or other nuts or seeds (for babies: 2 tablespoons ground)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a large bowl, add the banana, coconut oil, egg, and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined. Be sure there aren't any banana chunks.
  • Add in the oats, spelt flour, baking soda, and cinnamon
  • Fold in zucchini and walnuts
  • Using a mini ice cream scooper (or a tablespoon), scoop out the dough and place on baking sheet. Don’t flatten!
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until cookies are lightly golden and the inserted toothpick comes out clean. If you're using different flours, may need to adjust the cooking time. I've tried with almond flour and it took around 20 minutes. You want to bake until the inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  • Remove and let cool on the pan for 1-2 minutes and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. 

Notes

be sure to mash with a fork and get it as smooth as possible before adding to the bowl. 
Although I haven't tried, I believe oat flour or all purpose flour will work well also.
These zucchini breakfast cookies are suitable for ages 6 months and up

Nutrition

Calories: 102kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 3g | Sodium: 39mg | Potassium: 80mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg
Course breakfast, snack, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword baby friendly, kid friendly, toddler snack, healthy breakfast
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