Oatmeal Zucchini Cookies

Zucchini cookies with oatmeal, banana, & optional walnuts, and vegan chocolate chips are soft and chewy in the middle with wonderfully crisp edges, packed with flavor, but don’t taste like zucchini!

Ingredients – 1 1/2 C of all-purpose flour – 1 1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon – 1/2 tsp of baking soda – 1/2 C of vegan margarine, softened – 1/2 C of granulated sugar – 1 ripe banana, peeled – 1 tsp of vanilla – 1 3/4 C of shredded zucchini – 1 C of quick oats – 1 C of chopped walnuts (optional) – 1 C of vegan semisweet chocolate chips

Instructions – Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper. – Combine the flour, cinnamon, and baking soda in a small bowl. – In a large mixing bowl, beat the margarine and sugar until well combined. Add the banana and vanilla extract, mix well. – Add the zucchini and gradually mix in flour mixture. Stir in oats, nuts, and chocolate chips. Drop by Tbsp 2 inches apart onto prepared baking sheets. – Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until they turn light golden brown around edges. Allow to cool completely.