Looking for something to do with that surplus of zucchini in your garden? This sweet treat is not only delicious but contains a hidden serving of veggies! Did I mention kid tested and approved too?
2 cups whole wheat flour
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
2 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup pureed zucchini (1 small)
1/3 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Mix dry ingredients in one bowl.
In a food processor, puree the zucchini. Transfer to another bowl and let it sit for a few minutes. You will start to see it release some water. Remove excess water. Use a towel to press out more of the liquid.
When excess liquid has been removed from zucchini, add the lightly beaten eggs, maple syrup and vanilla extract.
Mix the wet and dry ingredients together. Fold in chocolate chips.
Drop cookies onto prepared baking sheet and cook for 10-12 minutes
Store in container in refrigerator
Makes 18 cookies