Vegan Gluten-free Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Vegan Gluten-free Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies

Use up your extra zucchini in these tasty chocolate chip cookies. These cookies use oat flour to make them gluten-free, but if you have celiac disease make sure that yours is clearly marked gluten-free to avoid gluten contamination.
Author Kathy Hester

Ingredients

Wet Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons ground flax seed mixed with 1/4 cup warm water
  • flesh of 1 medium avocado mashed (about 1 cup)
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini
  • 1/2 cup agave nectar or maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

Dry Ingredients:

  • 2 cups oat flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Mix-ins:

  • 1 1/2 cups vegan chocolate chips
  • 1 cup coconut shreds
  • 1 cup minced pecans or nut of your choice

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and prepare 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Add the wet ingredients to a large mixing bowl and stir until well combined.
  • Mix the dry ingredients in a small bowl and mix well. Pour the dry mixture into the wet mixture and stir until well combined. Add the mix-ins and mix until they are evenly distributed.
  • Scoop out a heaping tablespoon of the dough onto the baking sheet with about a 1-inch space in between. The cookies will not spread out much while baking.
  • After you've filled the pan smash the cookies down into a round shape. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until medium brown. Because of the moisture in the zucchini, you have to cook these slightly longer than a regular cookie and it can vary depending on the zucchini.