Zucchini Carrot Oatmeal Cookies

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If you've been looking for healthy oatmeal cookies, look no further then these Zucchini Carrot Oatmeal Cookies. This is a healthy cookie recipe idea that your kids will love, and you can feel good about letting them eat them because they are full of healthy ingredients like grated zucchini, shredded carrots, oatmeal, craisins (sweetened cranberries) and sweetened shredded coconut. The cookie dough in this recipe comes together beautifully, and you'll love how colorful it is. Start by grating the zucchini and squeeze out the excess water. You can grate it onto a paper towel and then use the paper towel to get rid of the excess water. Then wrap the paper towel or dish cloth around the zucchini and squeeze over the sink. You'll want to grate the carrot using the smaller grater opening. Drop the cookie dough by rounded tablespoons about two inches apart onto a lightly greased cookie sheet.

You will bake the cookies for 10 to 12 minutes until the cookies just start to turn a nice golden color. Then let cool on baking sheet for a few minutes before moving to a cooling rack. These homemade oatmeal cookies are the ideal snack to put into school lunches and to bring on hikes. They are colorful and full of healthy ingredients, and an excellent way to use up all that leftover zucchini at the end of the season. The combination of cinnamon and brown sugar gives this healthy oatmeal cookies recipe its perfect flavor, and the lovely aroma will fill the house. Cinnamon has been used in natural remedies for thousands of years. The bark of cinnamon contains several oils that may provide the body with many benefits. Cinnamon is also rich in nutrients making it a great addition to your day. Learning more about the health benefits of cinnamon is a good way to encourage yourself to start adding this delicious spice to more of your meals.

Nutrition Facts for: Zucchini Carrot Oatmeal Cookies from Mom on Time Out

Ingredients: Old fashioned oats, all-purpose floour, wheat flour, ground cinnamon, baking soda, salt, vanilla, butter, zucchini, carrot coconut craisins, eggs, sugar, brown sugar.

* The entire recipe has been calculated for 18 servings.

* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet

* Per Serving: Calories 69, Calories from Fat 10, Total Fat 1.1g 2%, Saturated Fat 0.3g 1%, Cholesterol 18mg 6%, Sodium 8mg 0%, Potassium 70mg 2%, Carbohydrates 11.6g 4%, Dietary Fiber 1.2g 5%, Sugars 0.4g, Protein 2.5g, Vitamin A 1%, Vitamin C 2%, Calcium 1%, Iron 5%

The addition of oats to homemade oatmeal cookie recipes helps to make them healthy choice. Oats are considered to be a healthy food due to their rich content of essential nutrients. In a 100 gram serving size, you will find that oats provide an excellent source of protein, Dietary fiber, several B vitamins and several dietary minerals, with the largest amount of manganese. Oats are known to lower cholesterol, which makes it accepted as a health food. Oat bran is the outer casing of the oat, and this it is the daily consumption of this over weeks that lowers bad cholesterol and total cholesterol, and in turn possibly reducing the risk of heart disease. Thank you to Trish at the "Mom on Time Out" site for sharing this healthy oatmeal cookies idea for zucchini oatmeal carrot cookies. On her site you will find everything from recipes, holiday ideas, craft ideas, DIY does it you ideas and more. Some of the recipes you will find include slow cooker, appetizer, breakfast, entree, desserts, beverage recipes, bread, holiday recipes, and so much more. *

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