Healthy Zucchini Breakfast Cookies

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Need a great way to make a quick and inexpensive breakfast on the go for your family? They will love these Healthy Zucchini Breakfast Cookies so much that they won’t even know that the zucchini is in them!

Need a great way to make a quick and inexpensive breakfast on the go for your family? They will love these Healthy Zucchini Breakfast Cookies so much that they won't even know that the zucchini is in them! #zucchinibreakfastcookies #breakfastcookiesrecipes

Healthy Zucchini Breakfast Cookies

It’s that time of year when all things are zucchini! At least for those of you that have a good garden or good neighbors. If you follow my newsletter, you know that my already sad little garden has drowned so it doesn’t look like I’ll be picking any of my own zucchini this year, but I have been fortunate to find some that have either been given to us or is relatively inexpensive.

Our family loves zucchini and using it in many ways. Some of the recipes for zucchini that I’ve posted in the past here are:

And so much more! I’ve tried to list them all on this page of Zucchini Recipes if you are interested AND I have this big list of 100 Zucchini Recipes if you need even more ideas!

Honestly…this recipe is a little bit more of a hidden zucchini recipe as it’s hard to detect the veggies that lie within. It’s perfect for kids that tend to be a little picky about their foods. All they will know is that they are getting cookies for breakfast! I’ve posted a few other hidden zucchini/squash recipes as well if you want to check them out. They both call for yellow squash but work perfectly with both squash and zucchini. These Yellow Squash Chocolate Doughnuts are amazing and these Yellow Squash Cheddar Biscuits are a tasty side dish.

Enough chit chat…food blog posts that talk WAY too much before the recipe drive me crazy so I’m going to get straight to the recipe!

Need a great way to make a quick and inexpensive breakfast on the go for your family? They will love these Healthy Zucchini Breakfast Cookies so much that they won't even know that the zucchini is in them! #zucchinibreakfastcookies #breakfastcookiesrecipes
5 from 3 votes

Healthy Zucchini Breakfast Cookies


  • 2 cups Quick Cooking Oats Can be gluten free
  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour Can be All Purpose Gluten Free Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 mashed banana Use a ripe or a thawed frozen banana for best flavor.
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup Seed or Nut Butter We use Sunbutter, but any nut or plain peanut butter will do.
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 medium Zucchini, shredded About 1 to 1 1/2 cups of shredded zucchini.
  • 1/2 cup Raisins
  • 1/3 cup Honey


  1. Combine all ingredients together in a large bowl.

  2. Mix well until all dry ingredients are incorporated.

  3. Use a muffin scoop to scoop the batter onto a greased or lined cookie sheet.

  4. Press the cookies down with your hand to make a flattened rounded shape, this will help them bake better.

  5. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 15 minutes or until the middles of the cookies are no longer gooey. The outsides should just be browned around the edges.

This recipe will make 18 Zucchini Breakfast Cookies. If your family can’t eat that much at once, you can always freeze some of them for later. These make a great breakfast on the go so you might even want to make a double batch to have on hand for those busy days!

A note on the Sunbutter… If you choose to use Sunflower Seed Butter in this recipe as we do, do not be alarmed when the cookies turn green after a few days. This is totally normal as the sunflower seeds oxidize. It does not affect the flavor or how good the cookies are. If you are concerned that your kids won’t eat a slightly green cookie, only make as many as they can enjoy in a couple of days, or freeze what they cannot eat right away.

A note on the Zucchini… If you really want the zucchini to be as hidden as possible in this recipe for picky eaters, make sure you peel it before you grate it into this recipe so very little green remains.

Zucchini Breakfast Cookies

Gluten Free Breakfast Cookies

If you use gluten free oats and gluten free flour, this recipe will be gluten free. We’ve tested it this way and it works wonderfully!

Vegan Breakfast Cookies

You can replace the egg in this recipe with an extra banana and you could replace the honey in the recipe with maple syrup.

If you came to this page hoping for a dessert type of cookie, you will want to head over to my Zucchini Cookie Recipe instead. Those are perfect for a sweet treat!

Do you think the pickiest eaters in your family will enjoy these Healthy Zucchini Breakfast Cookies?

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    1. Can I make the zucchini breakfast cookies without banana? Dont always have them on hand even frozen I live long way from grocery store

  1. Merissa, where do you get Quick cookies Oats? I tried Amazon, my go-to place for verything and couldn’t find it. Thank you.

  2. 5 stars
    I made these up this morning and they were so easy and tasty! Thanks for a great recipe. They seem easy to alter too – I didn’t have several of the ingredients so I used melted butter for the oil, syrup for the honey, old fashioned oats, and chopped dates instead of raisins and they came out just fine. Yum!

  3. 5 stars
    omg these are delicious! Very unattractive but delicious! Not like hard cookies I’m use to because they are a bit soft but who cares! They taste so good! I added datk choc chips too. OMG I just realised I only had one cup of oats so I was going to halve the wet ingredients but totally forgot! No wonder they are soft but they turned out great! Thank you for sharing

  4. 5 stars
    These turned out great! I love making something I can grab on the run, and that kid part of me still loves eating cookies for breakfast!