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Oat & Spelt Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cat Morrow of Legacy Acres shared this recipe – who says no to cookies?!

No zucchini? Try pumpkin or butternut squash – or even carrots! Add your favorite nuts and/or seeds for protein!

Ingredients

Makes about 30 cookies
1/2 cup melted butter
2/3 cup turbinado or raw sugar
1 egg
1 cup zucchini shredded and strained thoroughly
1 1/4 cups Maine Grains Organic Spelt flour
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 1/4 cup Maine Grains Organic Rolled Oats (can sub up to 3/4 cups chopped nuts for oats)
Orange Zest - optional
1 heaping cup of chocolate chips

instructions

  1. In a large bowl beat together the butter, sugar and egg til mostly smooth
  2. Add everything else – but the oats/nuts and choc chips – stir to combine
  3. Add the chocolate chips and oats and stir to combine
  4. Allow the bater to rest for 30 minutes before baking. This helps the oats to absorb any extra zucchini/veg juice
  5. Preheat oven to 425 degrees – convection oven works great
  6. On an un-greased cookie sheet – dollop heaping tablespoons of dough – about 1 1/2 tbsp each
  7. Bake 15 minutes or til golden brown
    Share those cookies!

notes

Course: Breakfast, Main Dish, Dessert Snack