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Crispy Baked & Breaded Zucchini Chips

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Crispy Baked & Breaded Zucchini Chips

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

These crispy baked zucchini chips are a healthy approach to a Mediterranean classic.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Diet Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4


  • 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.


Magnesium per serving: 26mg
*Nutrition values may vary depending on brand of breadcrumbs used


Calories: 258kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 9.5g | Saturated Fat: 3.5g | Sodium: 320mg | Potassium: 362mg | Fiber: 6.5g
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process of making zucchini chips with egg, breadcrumbs, and flour
breaded zucchini chips on pan
  1. Cleveland Clinic. The Benefits of Vitamin C: Why Your Child Needs It. Retrieved from: https://health.clevelandclinic.org/the-benefits-of-vitamin-c-why-your-child- needs-it/
  2. World Health Organization. Guideline: Potassium Intake for Adults and Children. Retrieved from: https://www.who.int/nutrition/publications/guidelines/potassium_intake_printversi on.pdf
  3. John Hopkin’s All Children’s Hospital. Calcium and Your Child. Retrieved from: https://www.hopkinsallchildrens.org/Patients-Families/Health-Library/HealthDocNew/Calcium-and-Your-Child

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Melissa Halas, MA, RD, CDE

Melissa Halas, MA, RD, CDE

Melissa is a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator with a master's in nutrition education. She is the founder of SuperKids Nutrition Inc. Read more about her Super Crew children’s books and her experience as a registered dietitian on the About Melissa and Shop page. Discover how nutrition can help you live your best health potential through her plant-based books and newsletter on Melissa’s Healthy Living.

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