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Zucchini Applesauce Oatmeal Cookies

Zucchini Applesauce Oatmeal Cookies-a healthy cookie you can enjoy for dessert, snack time, or even breakfast! 

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It’s Sunday and we usually don’t post recipes on the weekend, but I really need to share this Zucchini Applesauce Oatmeal Cookie recipe with you today. It can’t wait until tomorrow.

I have become a little obsessed with zucchini cookies. Our freezer is stocked with Zucchini Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies and Chocolate Fudge Zucchini Cookies. I can’t help myself. I don’t want to waste our zucchini so I just keep baking cookies. There is no better use for zucchini and since the cookies freeze well, I have been baking zucchini cookies like crazy.

Zucchini Applesauce Oatmeal Cookie Recipe on No butter or oil!

Last week, I shared my Zucchini Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe. They are perfect in my book. I love everything about them and wouldn’t change a thing. I guess some of you aren’t the biggest fans of coconut though. I got a few emails and requests for a similar zucchini cookie recipe, but without the coconut and coconut oil.

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Because I love you all dearly, I created a new zucchini cookie, Zucchini Applesauce Oatmeal Cookies. There is no coconut involved. This time I used whole wheat flour, applesauce, cinnamon, cloves, and a little nutmeg. I also added in raisins and chocolate chips. There is no butter or oil in these cookies. The applesauce and zucchini are all you need!


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The zucchini cookies are hearty, soft, and chewy. I told myself I wasn’t going to like these. I was just making them for all of the coconut haters out there. I was going to stick with my Zucchini Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies. Well, I fell in love after one bite. Another winning zucchini cookie recipe. I seriously have a problem. Is there a zucchini cookie addiction group? If so, I think I should be the leader. I have a serious problem.

So here you go, a recipe for Zucchini Applesauce Oatmeal Cookies….with NO coconut! You’ve got your fruits and veggies in these cookies, so they make a great breakfast cookie or healthy snack! Make a batch today and stock your freezer! I might have to buy another freezer for my zucchini cookie stash! I think I will bake another batch today:)

If you have a lot of zucchini to use up and want to do some major zucchini baking, here are a few of my favorite recipes:

Happy baking!

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Zucchini Applesauce Oatmeal Cookies

Yield: 2 dozen cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Zucchini cookies made with applesauce, oatmeal, raisins, and chocolate chips! No butter or oil needed! These cookies make a great breakfast cookie:)


1 cup whole wheat Gold Medal flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 cup applesauce
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup shredded zucchini
2 cups old fashioned oats
1/2 cup raisins
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with a Silpat baking mat or parchment paper and set aside.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. Set aside.

3. In a large mixing bowl, combine applesauce and brown sugar, mix until smooth. Add egg and vanilla extract. Next, add the shredded zucchini. Mix until combined.

4. Slowly add flour mixture until just combined. Stir in oats, raisins, and chocolate chips.

5. Drop cookie dough by heaping tablespoonfuls, 2 inches apart, onto prepared baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes or cookies are slightly golden around the edges and set. Remove cookies from pans; cool completely on wire racks.

Note-you can use all-purpose flour instead of whole wheat flour. You can also omit the raisins if you aren't crazy about raisins in your cookies.

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74 Responses to “Zucchini Applesauce Oatmeal Cookies”

  1. Averie @ Averie Cooks — August 25, 2013 @ 6:25 am

    You’re the zucchini queen! Great idea with these. My Tuesday post uses both coconut and coocnut oil. After reading your post and that people write in to you requesting non-coconutty things, well, I get those emails too and I’m glad I’m not the only one. But I do love baking with them so I will continue :)

    • Two Peas replied: — August 25th, 2013 @ 8:55 am

      I love coconut too! I am kind of glad I got the requests because I love these cookies too:) Can’t wait to see what you made!

  2. Tieghan — August 25, 2013 @ 8:18 am

    So pretty! I love all things coconut, but these sound and look perfect for the people who don’t!

  3. Lucy — August 25, 2013 @ 8:30 am

    Have you ever tried using date paste as a sub for sugar? 12 dates and a splash of apple juice in a covered pan, simmer until the dates are squishy, then blend. Scrummy. I love courgette (as we call zucchini over here) and am really looking forward to giving this a go.

    You are now bookmarked, so I’ll be back for me.

    Thanks for sharing :)

    • Two Peas replied: — August 25th, 2013 @ 8:55 am

      I will have to try date paste. Thanks!

  4. Gerry @ foodness gracious — August 25, 2013 @ 11:19 am

    Awesome sneaky veggie alert :) These sound delicious and could be a kid project in my,house soon!

  5. Julie — August 25, 2013 @ 11:41 am

    One day I was looking for something new to do with zucchini and chocolate and stumbled upon your recipe for zucchini chocolate cookies. What a find, these have become one of my favorite go to recipes, of course I have to add just a few extra chocolate chips, and three kinds, no less! The other day I tried the coconut zucchini chocolate chip cookies, and as I figured were fabulous, now I can’t wait to try these. Keep up the great work Maria, I enjoy your blog!

  6. Alexis @ Hummusapien — August 25, 2013 @ 11:54 am

    You come up with the most fabulous cookie recipes! I love that these qualift for breakfast food, too :)

  7. Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl — August 25, 2013 @ 12:11 pm

    Yum! I love cookies that use applesauce, I cannot wait to try these! :)

  8. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — August 25, 2013 @ 1:39 pm

    I love that you added zucchini to your cookies! These sound awesome!

  9. These look amazing! I love a good, chewy, hearty, healthy (lots of adjectives!) cookie. I’ll be trying them soon!

  10. Marie @ Little Kitchie — August 25, 2013 @ 2:31 pm

    Loving these! They look so hearty and fabulous!

  11. Shannon — August 25, 2013 @ 4:07 pm

    Made these (as well as fried zucchini chips) this morning — came out wonderfully! I did have any raisins and was worried about the moistness of the cookies if I left them out, so I added a mashed banana to the sugar/vanilla/applesauce step of the recipe. Added an extra 1/4c of whole wheat flour — they came out wonderfully! Thanks for the recipe!

  12. ATasteOfMadness — August 25, 2013 @ 6:11 pm

    Wow, I really need to start baking with zucchini! One because it’s some nice hidden veggies, and two, I don’t have any recipes in my “z” section in my recipe folder. This looks great!

  13. Erin — August 25, 2013 @ 6:49 pm

    Oh these sound Amazing!! Great idea using zucchini! My mom used to make zucchini bread all the time when I was a kid, I loved it, so these must be awesome!!

  14. Ash-foodfashionparty — August 25, 2013 @ 7:15 pm

    I am so making these…seriously they sound so good and guilt free. Now that school is starting, these are much healthier snack options. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Mmmm, these sound so delicious and healthy!

  16. Sylvia — August 25, 2013 @ 8:13 pm

    For The Cooking Challenged Over Here, ForHow Long Can You freeze? And Then To Eat Do You Defrost On The counter Or Fridge? thanks!

  17. Amymakechnie — August 25, 2013 @ 10:55 pm

    I can’t wait to try these; always looking for healthy snacks for kids and friends. Thanks!

  18. Olena@iFOODreal — August 25, 2013 @ 11:29 pm

    Seriously, who doesn’t like anything coconut?! Like, really?!:) Very creative alternative to a coconut.:)

  19. I love coconut but these look good too! I’ve bookmarked them and am off to calculate their WW Points so I can give them a try soon. Thanks!!

  20. Kayley Maybe — August 26, 2013 @ 7:20 am

    Thanks for this – definitely making these this week! My husband is allergic to coconut, so I wasn’t able to make the other ones (lest I have to eat all the cookies myself), and I’m thrilled you went with a non-coconut option!!

  21. marla — August 26, 2013 @ 8:33 am

    Perfect for after school snacks!

  22. joni — August 26, 2013 @ 9:08 am

    Any modifications needed if the zucchini has been frozen???

  23. Kevin @ Closet Cooking — August 26, 2013 @ 9:16 am

    These look so good and sound so tasty! I would so eat these cookies for breakfast! :)

  24. Jenny Flake — August 26, 2013 @ 9:41 am

    I’ll take a dozen please!!

  25. naomi — August 26, 2013 @ 9:49 am

    Cookies with applesauce – that makes it healthy and means I can have ALOT!

  26. Oh Maria!! I’ve had your zucchini coconut chocolate chip cookies on my mind for the past week. And these look just as amazing!

  27. Gaby — August 26, 2013 @ 12:44 pm

    looks like the perfect way to use up all these zucchinis around my house!

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  29. Jenny — August 26, 2013 @ 4:49 pm

    Thanks for the non-coconut cookie format. I tried the zucchini chocolate chip recipe from the other day using butter instead of the coconut oil & left out the coconut; they seemed a bit plain. But I followed this recipe exactly except for subbing crazins for the raisins. Delicious! Can’t believe there is no butter, shortening or oil. Love it! Thanks

  30. Laura (Tutti Dolci) — August 26, 2013 @ 6:44 pm

    Yes please to cookies for breakfast!

  31. HeatherChristo — August 27, 2013 @ 2:42 pm

    These look great!!!

  32. peggy — August 27, 2013 @ 8:06 pm

    Do you ever post nutritional info? I’d love to see just how healthy these are! And, I need it for tracking.

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  34. Meredith — August 28, 2013 @ 4:40 pm

    Made these for work yesterday – they were gone before lunchtime! I followed the recipe exactly (doesn’t say which, but I used golden raisins which were really good!) but I was wondering how it would go if you replaced the sugar with splenda brown sugar substitute? Do you think it’d hold as well? If not, I wondered about adding more applesauce to lower the amount of sugar in it?

  35. Simone — September 4, 2013 @ 12:37 pm

    Made these last night and am totally justifying them as a breakfast cookie! These are so delicious. I posted a photo on FB and immediately two people asked for the recipe. Such a great recipe and I love that it doesn’t have any dairy or oils.

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  38. Kate — September 5, 2013 @ 11:57 pm

    Delicious cookies! I am hooked on your recipes after stumbling upon the zucchini pasta with homemade pesto. Thanks for keeping up such a great site!

  39. Candace — September 8, 2013 @ 4:28 pm

    Just finished making a batch and they are a hit! Wait until the kids find out they can pick them as their morning snack at school!

    • Two Peas replied: — September 8th, 2013 @ 9:31 pm

      Glad you liked the cookies!

  40. Lisa | With Style and Grace — September 14, 2013 @ 1:56 pm

    yum!! these are my kind of cookies.

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