Chocolate Chip Zucchini Breakfast Cookies | Gluten Free, Dairy Free

Breakfast Cookies

Cookies for breakfast?  Sign me up!  Especially when they're filled with fruits, veggies, and healthy fats.  I'm all about a little "something sweet" with my coffee late morning, and these breakfast cookies totally hit the spot.
And Chocolate Chip Zucchini Breakfast Cookies aren't just for breakfast, they make a great afternoon pick-me-up too!

Breakfast Cookies

Baking Made Easy

Honestly, I don't love baking.  But when it's something EASY... like one bowl, super little cleanup, foolproof, could mix in random stuff and the recipe wouldn't flop, always have the ingredients on hand kind of easy... I'm in.  And WAY more likely to make the recipe again & again.

These breakfast cookies are all of those things plus delicious and hit that sweet tooth spot perfectly but with super clean ingredients.  I seriously can't get enough!

They're also the perfect treat to use up your summer zucchini - and Dathan seriously didn't even notice it until I pointed it out!

The zucchini adds texture and fluffiness and nutrients (and a speck of green here and there) but you really don't taste it at all - super sneaky.

The oats in these make them a great nursing mama friendly snack if you are one (or know one!) and I LOVE how well they freeze!

Breakfast Cookies

Let's Make Some Chocolate Chip Zucchini Breakfast Cookies

These Chocolate Chip Zucchini Breakfast Cookies will definitely fix your chocolate craving, but more importantly, it's made with fresh, healthy ingredients, checking another box for your daily intake!  Here's what you'll need:
  • Rolled Oats
  • Banana
  • Zucchini
  • Egg
  • Nut Butter
  • Chocolate Chips 
  • Coconut Sugar
  • Vanilla
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Salt
  • Plus your choice of mix-ins!
All of the ingredients go in a mixing bowl until combined.  Scoop out on a baking sheet and bake.  It's that easy!

Breakfast Cookies


  • Zucchini is one of the best veggies to add to other food.  I just did it in my Baked Zucchini Tots and my Cheesy Zucchini Biscuits.  Kids love them (and will never know they are healthy).
  • Using a cookie dough scoop will give you up to 18 cookies in this batch.
  • Flatten them just a bit with the back of a fork, or leave them rounded if you like more of a "muffin top" shape.
  • To freeze:  follow the recipe directions to make your cookies, let them cool completely, then freeze wrapped individually in plastic or parchment paper (I knew mine wouldn't be frozen long so I just threw them in a bag not touching, without wrapping, and that worked too!)  Defrost in the fridge overnight and enjoy the next day!
Breakfast Cookies

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Breakfast Cookies

Whether you make these for a quick on-the-go breakfast, snacks for your kids, school lunch treats, or a dessert for yourself - I hope you enjoy!  These have become such a fast favorite for us, and hopefully, they will be for you too!

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Breakfast Cookies

Makes 15 to 18 cookies

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 1 medium zucchini, grated (yield about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • 1/4 cup nut butter
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg 
  • pinch of salt
  • optional mix-ins:  chopped walnuts or pecans, raisins, dried cranberries, shredded coconut


  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Add all of the ingredients to a mixing bowl and stir until just combined.
  3. Use a cookie dough scoop or measuring cup to scoop 15 to 18 cookies onto the lined baking sheet.  Flatten them just a bit with the back of a fork, or leave them rounded if you like more of a "muffin top" shape - just note they won't flatten much while they bake, and the shape will remain about the same as they are before baking.
  4. Transfer to the oven and bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until they lightly brown around the edges and are cooked through.  Cool on a wire rack and serve.  Store leftovers in the fridge for freshness, or see my freezing directions above!

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