Zucchini Applesauce Oatmeal Cookies

oatmealLately I’ve been looking for new things to make with zucchini, ever since my bomb zucchini brownie find. There are soooo many things on pinterest that I come across that I try and I’m like what in the world was that person thinking when they pinned this?? I’ve made toasted chickpeas that were supposed to taste sweet and amazing…lie! I made this shake that was supposed to be similar to the frosty at wendys but of course healthified…lies. All lies! You just can’t trust pins anymore these days ;]! As for these cookies, I won’t lie to you. They will not be the best cookie you’ve ever had. They are though, healthy overall and if you have zucchini and applesauce then why not make cookies. Also, these are really good the first day then tend to be less moist as days pass.

Zucchini Applesauce Cookies

Ingredients:1 cup whole wheat Gold Medal flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 cup applesauce
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup shredded zucchini (about 1)
2 cups old fashioned oats
3/4 cup dark chocolate chips

Directions:1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, line pan with parchment paper and set aside.
2. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg.
3. In a medium mixing bowl, combine applesauce and brown sugar, mix until smooth. Add egg and vanilla extract. Next, add the shredded zucchini. Mix until combined.
4. Slowly add flour mixture until just combined. Stir in oats and chocolate chips.
5. Place about 2 T worth of mixture onto pan and cook for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.

(Makes approximately 16 cookies)


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