Looking for a healthy snack that your kids will love? Give this a try. I set them out and our kids ate them up in no time flat. They’re baked and oh-so-delicious! I’ve seen several versions and tried a few in years past, but this time, I added spice for that extra “kick” and it made all the difference for this spice-loving family.
I used Penzey’s “Northwoods Fire” for it’s smoky flavor but chipotle would be great, too. I’ll try that next time with some garlic salt. By the way, this is a perfect recipe for your kids to practice their culinary skills.
Serve with your favorite marinara sauce. I used pizza sauce for this one—it was a hit!
Here’s the skinny on these yummy treats:
- 1 large zucchini
- 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
- 1 1/2 cups Panko (Japanese style bread crumbs) … bake up crispier than regular bread crumbs
- 1 1/2 tsp your favorite spicy seasoning (I used Northwoods Fire from Penzeys)
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 2 tsp paprika
- 3 eggs
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees
- Slice zucchini
- Combine parmesan cheese, panko and spices in medium sized bowl
- Mix egg whites in small bowl
- Dip zucchini in egg white
- Coat each piece with cheese mixture
- Bake for 35-40 minutes or until crispy
- Serve with your favorite marinara
I’ve used a lot of versions of this recipe, but my favorite so far is from my friend Toni! at The Happy Housewife. This recipe inspired by and adapted from her. Check out Happy’s version here.