Zucchini Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

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Zucchini Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Three cheers for zucchini season! Oh, I might not be saying that in about a week when my zucchini explodes, but there is nothing like the excitement over the first few zucchini in your garden in the summer! This time next week I will most likely be dropping zucchini off on my neighbours doorsteps, ringing the bell and running away, but for now, I am exulting in the taste of summer squash!

I’m not sure if I have ever made a zucchini cookie before and I’m now regretting that I haven’t added them to my repertoire before this. Zucchini makes a lovely cakey cookie and while I am not usually a fan, these cookies are definitely something special!

Look at that little green speck. So cute! Mike promptly ate four of these without breathing ( how the heck he stays so skinny I’ll never know) and declared them “Crack Cookies”. My daughter who initially turned up her nose at them because of the zucchini actually ate them and like them.

They are cakey, delicious little chocolate delights.

close up stack of zucchini Cookie stacked in a white plate on a kitchen table

Could I even venture to stay they are healthy for you because of the zucchini? Oh, if only! If they can’t be healthy at least they can be a great way to use up some of the abundant zucchini that we find ourselves with this time of year!

I do have more zucchini recipes on the way! Stay tuned!

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What a fabulous way to use up zucchini! Bake it up with some oatmeal and chocolate chips and you have one seriously decadent zucchini cookie! It's healthy because it has squash in it, right? #zucchini #cookies #chocolatechipcookies

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Zucchini Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

What a fabulous way to use up zucchini! Bake it up with some oatmeal and chocolate chips and you have one seriously decadent zucchini cookie! It's healthy because it has squash in it, right?

5 from 10 votes
close up stack of zucchini Cookie stacked in a white plate on a kitchen table
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Total Time
20 minutes
Karlynn Johnston


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded zucchini
  • 1 3/4 cup quick oats
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • 2 cups chocolate chips


  • Preheat your oven to 350° F. Lightly grease baking sheets or line with parchment paper.
  • Combine flour, cinnamon and baking soda in small bowl and set aside.
  • Beat butter, sugar in large mixer bowl until well combined ; add egg and vanilla extract, beat well.
  • Add in the zucchini; then gradually beat in the flour mixture. Stir in the oats, nuts and chocolate chips.
  • Drop by rounded teaspoon or cookie scoop 2 inches apart onto prepared baking sheets.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown around edges.
  • Cool on the baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 147kcal, Carbohydrates: 18g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 12mg, Sodium: 47mg, Potassium: 61mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 10g, Vitamin A: 130IU, Vitamin C: 1.9mg, Calcium: 21mg, Iron: 0.7mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. Christine A Tracey says

    Julie Mendonca- follow this kitchen maven. Magpie has a little bit of delicious every day.

  2. Mimiellie3 says

    I had shredded zucchini to use up. Is the “shredded” zucchini really grated ? I’m just concerned because of the size of the shred… 

  3. The Kitchen Magpie says

    So glad you liked them!! They are a favorite!

  4. Heather Cushing says

    Mmm… it’s pouring rain and I have a zucchini to use up. Sounds good to me!

  5. plasterers bristol says

    Yummy, cookies are my favorite. Thanks for posting up this recipe..


  6. Courtenay says

    These look delicious!  I’ve got quite a few zucchini growing in my garden, and I think I’ll designate some for these cookies!

  7. Sharon Thomas says

    So if was to substitute carob chips for chocolate chips…I could then claim them as a “healthy” snack, right? 😉

  8. The Kitchen Magpie says

    Ha! Just wait! I have a few other recipes to try that might change your mind about the sweet!

  9. Amy Melby says

    Oooh, they sound delish. This and other desserts are the ONLY reason I will ever have zucchini in my house, lol

  10. The Kitchen Magpie says

    Zucchini like it hot and lots of water! I had one gigantic one and now I am waiting for the rest lol. It’s weird!

  11. Bake Eat Repeat says

    Those look amazing! I can’t believe you have zucchini ready already! Mine are still tiny. But then, I’ve never had much luck with zucchini!

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