These crispy baked zucchini chips are a healthy approach to a Mediterranean classic.
If you have difficulty getting your little ones to try new vegetables, this dish is a must! These zucchini coins will become an instant household favorite.
Nutrition Benefits of Zucchini
Zucchini contains lutein and zeaxanthin important for your kids vision health and offers sun protection for the eyes too! This vitamin also helps to build strong bones, teeth, and skin. Help heal your kid’s bruises and scrapes with this wound-repairing nutrient! (1)
Zucchini is also abundant in potassium, an electrolyte that helps maintain fluid balance on a hot sunny day or after outdoor activities. Potassium is necessary for nerve function, cardiovascular health, and childhood development. (2) In other words, zucchini is a powerhouse vegetable! Skip the mealtime struggle of getting the family to eat more vegetables with this irresistible recipe. Pro tip: Make extra. These delicious and nutritious zucchini chips won’t be on the table for long!
Homemade Breadcrumbs: Featuring Oat and Garbanzo Bean Flour
This recipe also uses healthful oat flour and garbanzo bean breadcrumbs as a healthy alternative to a traditional breading. Along with the zucchini, these fiber-filled ingredients help your kiddo stay full and satisfied between meals. Say goodbye to mid-day energy slumps! These coins offer sustained energy for schoolwork, household chores, outdoor fun, and everything in between.
Dip Options for Zucchini Chips
For the ultimate Greek-style snack or side dish, pair them with a traditional tzatziki or yogurt sauce. This sauce elevates the meal with a boost of calcium and tangy goodness. Calcium is necessary to promote bone health, muscle contractility, and nerve function (3). You can also choose to make any healthy dip with the kids.
This dish has healthy meal components that parents want and the flavor profile that children love. Not to mention, exposing your children to plain yogurt’s tart flavor can help diversify their palate and encourage adventurous food choices. Enjoy the trip around the world with these Greek-inspired crispy zucchini coins!
Crispy Baked & Breaded Zucchini Chips
- ½ cup oat flour
- 3 eggs
- ½ tsp onion powder
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp of dried oregano
- ½ cup grated parmesan
- ½ cup garbanzo bean breadcrumbs*
- 2 medium zucchini
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Wash and thinly slice zucchini. Remove excess water with a paper towel and coat zucchini in oat flour.
- In a small bowl, crack eggs.
- In a separate small bowl, combine breadcrumbs, parmesan, oregano, onion powder, and garlic powder. Mix ingredients until full integrated.
- Submerge the oat flour covered zucchini into the egg wash. Then, submerge it in the bread crumb mixture.
- On a large oiled baking sheet, place the ready-to-bake zucchini coins.
- Bake for 15 minutes.
- Serve hot.