From the author, Toni Okamoto: I have more zucchini than I know what to do with, so I am trying to be very creative because I really don’t want to get tired of it. I adapted this recipe from Nestle Toll House by lowering the sugar, replacing the egg with banana and adding zucchini. Give it a try and let me know what you think!
From Plant-Based on a Budget:
A vegetable in a cookie recipe? Ok, let’s all keep an open mind when it comes to these Banana Zucchini Cookies. We promise they’ll be so delicious and special! Who knew that eating a chocolate cookie would help you get your veggie servings a day? This amazing vegetable makes any preparation moist and a tiny bit healthier.
How come these don’t need eggs? How do they bind together so well without them? The key is in the added bananas and zucchini. Using bananas as an egg replacement in certain recipes works really well, and it adds some natural sweetness without the need to add extra sugar (like these banana chocolate chip bars!)
If the banana adds extra sweetness, the zucchini adds moisture. Did you know that zucchini contains almost 95% water? It is a perfect vegetable to add to breads, muffins, or your morning oatmeal!
If you are wondering how to customize these cookies, we are here to give some awesome (and nutritious!) ideas! Do you think you want your cookies a bit sweeter? It would be a great idea to add some raisins into the mix or any other dried fruit you have on hand. Looking for an added nutritional punch? Mix in some pumpkin seeds!
Photos by Alfonso Revilla
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