like a granola bar, in cookie form
free from gluten & dairy
I recently shared my love for zucchini-based baked goods in my last recipe, Lemon Blueberry Zucchini Muffins. These cookies have been one of my favorite treats since I was little.
It took a bit for my folks to figure out how to make these tummy friendly, but they did it! These are honestly addicting, and you can change up the add-ins each time. We typically use chocolate chips and cranberries, but you could swap out for nuts, raisins, etc.
These THICK cookies are gluten and dairy free. They can be refined-sugar free by swapping in coconut sugar and brown coconut sugar, but it may slightly alter the taste. For a vegan option, you can try to swap in a flax egg but I have not tested this.
The following recipe makes two dozen cookies:
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup oil
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup gluten free flour
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 1/4 cup oatmeal
- 1 cup grated zucchini
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup craisins
Preheat oven to 350F. Beat egg, oil and sugars together. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda and salt.
Stir the two mixtures together. Then mix in the oatmeal and zucchini until fully combined.
Fold in the chocolate chips and craisins. Scoop onto a cookie sheet (ungreased) and keep about 2 inches in between the cookies.
Bake for 12 minutes, or until golden brown. Let cool for 5 minutes, then let cool for at least 10 more minutes on cooling rack.
Store in fridge, these also freeze really well. Hot take–I like eating these straight out of the freezer! Enjoy!