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Baked Zucchini Chips Recipe for DVD Night!

It’s been some time since I did some experiments with recipes… so here’s a quick and easy snack I made for the kids recently: Baked Zucchini Chips recipe!

homemade zucchini chips recipe
How about some freshly baked zucchini chips as snacks for the kids?

When Vera and Leroy were younger, I’ve introduced zucchini to them, but it’s not a regular veggie in our fridge as the husband doesn’t really fancy them. Back then, I came up with some yummy snacks like the Fried/Baked Cheesy Zucchini or these Zucchini Sticks with Rolled Oats which are great for babies who are starting Baby Led Weaning (BLW) too!

It’s my first time trying out this Baked Zucchini Chips recipe, and the kids enjoyed munching on them while watching DVDs during our movie night! They usually have fruits, so I decided to try something different since it’s good to try new dishes, anyway! #adventurouseaters haha! At least they were munching on something nutritious instead of potato chips =x

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DVD night with the kids? These zucchini chips were well-loved, thank goodness!

Homemade Baked Zucchini Chips Recipe

Recipe adapted from here.

Ingredients:

1 zucchini – I used half green zucchini

Bread crumbs – I used Kook A Krumb Bread Crumbs – Lemon Pepper (so there’s no need to add salt and pepper as it’s in this mix)

Lilo Premium Mushroom Powder – I bought this at Mothercare recently

Coconut oil – I used Marylebone Coconut Oil Spread as it was expiring =X But coconut oil would be easier :)

how to cook zucchini
Slice those zucchini into little chips. Don’t they look like cucumbers? :P

Method:

1. Heat the oven to 180 degrees Celcius. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. (I ran out of these at home… oops!)

coconut oil on baked zucchini chips
Added coconut oil spread for extra oomph and healthy fats with these baked zucchini chips!

2. Slice zucchini into 1/4-inch thick rounds. Toss with the coconut oil until well coated.

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Added a dash of mushroom powder because Leroy hates mushrooms :P So sneaky mummy put them in those zucchini chips which he happily devoured! #smartmum

3. In a shallow dish, mix the bread crumbs and mushroom powder together. Place each zucchini round into the powdered mixture and press the coating onto both sides.

4. Arrange zucchini in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Bake until browned and the coating is crisp, 25 to 30 minutes.

Tips:

  • Do check on your zucchini chips when they’re baking as different ovens may have varying heat distribution. If they’re burnt, they wouldn’t taste good at all, and I wouldn’t offer them to my kids.
  • They were pretty crisp, but didn’t stay crisp for too long. Might need to re-experiment it again!
  • Feel free to add other seasonings and powders that your family likes. e.g. Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, ikan bilis powder etc.

Benefits of eating Zucchini

  • Zucchini, also known as courgette, is a summer squash in the¬†Cucurbitaceae¬†plant family, alongside melons, spaghetti squash, and cucumbers. (source)
  • On its own, zucchini can be quite bland or even taste slightly bitter. But with some salt and pepper, its flavours are enhanced! Quite like brussel sprouts, if I may say so.
  • Zucchinis are low in calories and high in antioxidants, including Carotenoids (like lutein, zeaxanthin, and beta-carotene) which are great for our eyes, skin and heart. Antioxidants are higher on zucchini’s skin, so keep their skin on even when you’re stir-frying them!
  • Zucchinis are also rich in fiber and high in water content, making them friends in our digestive tracts.
singapore kids eat baked zucchini chips
Healthy snacks can be easy too! Try out this Baked Zucchini Chips recipe and let me know!

Vera and Leroy enjoyed the snack – thank goodness! These baked zucchini chips were pretty addictive, so when they asked for more and I didn’t have any, they were disappointed.

Looks like mummy has to be more diligent in coming up with new recipes for you, my babies! :)

Planning to start baby led weaning (BLW) with your kids? Check out this bumper list of child-friendly first foods that are great for self-feeding!

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