If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen that I have ummm… a few zucchini hanging around my house. Yeah, just a few…
I’ll share an quick update on my garden soon, but basically, the zucchini plant has taken over. Yes, plant. Singular. All these are from one plant. It’s seriously the biggest zucchini plant I have ever seen!
At first it was huge and had some flowers, but wasn’t really producing any zucchini. Then it started raining over the past few weeks (we had been in a drought) and the zucchini have been popping up so quickly that I can hardly pick them all before they get ginormous. Case in point:
I wish I would have put my arm or something next to these zucchini because it’s hard to tell how big they really are. They were bigger than my arm and weighed about seven pounds each!!
So besides zucchini bread and muffins (which my family loves), or sauteed or grilled zucchini for dinner (which I’m the only one in the family who will actually eat that), I’ve had to come up with some other uses for all my zucchini.
My friend has often made these yummy zucchini cookies, and I finally whipped up a batch this weekend and they are so good that I just had to share the recipe.
Can you tell there’s a green veggie in there?
Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 cups white whole wheat flour
½ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp nutmeg
1 egg, beaten
½ cup butter, softened
½ cup turbinado or brown sugar
1/3 cup honey
1 tbsp. vanilla extract
1 cup finely shredded zucchini
12 oz chocolate chips
1. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt and spices in a small bowl.
2. Combine the egg, butter, sugar, honey and vanilla in a large bowl, and then whisk in the dry ingredients.
3. Stir the zucchini and chocolate chips into the batter and mix until combined.
4. Drop by spoonfuls onto a greased baking sheet, flatten with the back of the spoon. Bake at 350° for 10 to 15 minutes.
*Adapted from this recipe.
Yum! I even let my kids eat these for breakfast over the weekend. Hey, if they have veggies in them, they are healthy, right?!
Looking for a zucchini main dish? Try my Zucchini Ground Beef Skillet Casserole!
And if you’re like me and need more inspiration for all your zucchini, Mandi recently shared a great round-up of zucchini recipes at Food… Your Way.
What are some of your favorite ways to use up an abundance of zucchini?
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