Zucchini Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies


Every summer we all see an abundance of zucchini recipes everywhere. Zucchini is very versatile with a simple mellow flavor so it can go in just about anything. So, why not add to cookies? You may think, oh no that’s taking it too far, but these taste just like zucchini cake or zucchini bread rather in cookie form.

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I’d say this is definitely one of the best uses I could ever think of for zucchini. Saute it, bake it or fry it – yes that’s always good.

Put it in soup or toss it in as part of the main dish and yeah that’s quite delicious, but add it to cookies along with sweet cinnamon, chewy oats, crunchy pecans and a fair amount of chocolate chips and you get something totally irresistible.

Something just like what Grandma would have made. Delicious, homestyle, soft and flavorful cookies. Sometimes the old fashioned kind of recipes are just simply the best!

Try these Zucchini Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies soon, everyone will love them!


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Zucchini Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

4.47 from 13 votes

Delicious, homestyle, soft and flavorful cookies. Sometimes the old fashioned kind of recipes are just simply the best!

Servings: 24 cookies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 24 minutes
Total Time 44 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter , softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded zucchini (from about 1 - 1 1/2 medium)
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 1 2/3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl whisk together flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt for 20 seconds, set aside.
  2. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment whip together butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar until creamy. Mix in egg and vanilla extract.
  3. Add zucchini and with mixer set on low speed, slowly add in flour mixture. Stir in oats, walnuts and chocolate chips (I reserved 1/3 cup of the chocolate chips to press into the tops of dough balls before baking, just for looks which is totally optional).
  4. Shape dough into balls, 2 Tbsp each, then transfer to a Silpat or parchment paper lined baking sheets, spacing cookies 2-inches apart.
  5. Bake in preheated oven 11 - 14 minutes until edges are lightly golden. Cool on baking sheet 2 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.
  6. Recipe Source: adapted with slight changes from Nestle
Nutrition Facts
Zucchini Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 203 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 17mg6%
Sodium 56mg2%
Potassium 131mg4%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 150IU3%
Vitamin C 1.4mg2%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: oatmeal cookies, Zucchini Cookies
Calories: 203 kcal
Author: Jaclyn
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  • Isa belle: Can we omit pecans if we prefer a no nut cookie August 17, 2019 at 7:23pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yes that would be fine. August 17, 2019 at 10:49pm Reply

      • isabelle: sounds great. ill try them without nuts :) August 20, 2019 at 10:31am Reply

  • Lynn: Instead of making cookies, I poured dough into 13×9 cake pan and made bars. August 10, 2019 at 8:32am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Great idea, thanks for the tip! August 10, 2019 at 3:52pm Reply

  • Pattygramma: First batch came out of the oven..I used white chocolate chips, added dried cranberries. I forgot I was going to add flax seed. I’d probably use less sugar or less chips. They are on the sweet side, other then that they are yummy. Next time im also going to add carrot. February 2, 2019 at 9:26am Reply

  • Lee walters: This is a good way to use up zucchinis. My 10 year old enjoyed the cake like texture. October 26, 2018 at 10:45am Reply

  • Colleen: Chocolate chip cookies are my favorite cookie. Throw in oats and zucchini and I feel like I’m being healthy! Lol! These were very tasty cookies :) October 5, 2018 at 10:44am Reply

  • Sherry: Really good cookie but next time I would cut the chocolate chips to 1 cup or use raisins. September 29, 2018 at 1:55pm Reply

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