I have made about 27 zucchini baked good recipes the last few weeks looking for the best ones for you guys. Most were just OK (one or two were really terrible due to my overzealous zucchini portions). I feel like that's sometimes all you get when you try to stuff vegetables into baked goods: OK. BUT these are more than OK. These are delicious. These are CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES my friends.
The zucchini becomes sort of chewy like coconut, which I absolutely love. Add some big chunky oats and MMM (I yelled that and Bobby jumped). Why does my computer always try to change oats to pats? I type oats allllll the time. I type pats none of the time I DON'T GET IT. While we're on the subject, I would appreciate if someone could explain the cloud to me.
I've been obsessively listening to the How I Built This podcasts from NPR and now I am so motivated and convinced that I am on the verge of inventing something fantastic. I don't exactly know what it is yet, but you guys will be the first to know 🤔. All of the episodes are really interesting, but my favorites are the ones who suddenly recognize a glaring need, and the thrill they get when they realize no one else has noticed it (like the creators of Aden and Anais Muslin blankets, or Spanx). PEOPLE ARE SO SMART and interesting and inspiring.
Oh about the veggies in these cookies. I have told you before than I'm not big on the idea of sneaking veggies into foods to trick kids into eating them. I will be no means be telling Ruthie "hey bud, these cookies are full of zucchini" because that is more info than she is interested in, all my girl wants is a cookie. Hiding veggies is fine in my book as long as it's paired with offering them out in the open. I wouldn't even consider this hiding because the zucchini actually makes the cookies even better. Even if your kiddo sometimes or always refuses vegetables (or shouts EFF NOOOOO) keep them around and familiar.
Keep these cookies around and familiar too why dontcha.
1 cup oat flour = 1 cup old fashioned oats pulsed in the food processor or blender until powdery