Oats are a great breakfast option, but we've stepped it up a little! We've combined two of our favorite things oats and zucchini! With this dynamic duo, we've created a breakfast oatmeal that you won't forget! We bring you ZOATS!
What are Zoats?
Zoats are simply shredded or minced zucchini added to oatmeal.
Zucchini for Breakfast?!
Due to zucchini's very mild flavor, it can be tailored to fit just about any dish sweet and or savory.
Adding zucchini to your oats is a great way to incorporate more veggies or extra veggies into your diet. Especially for kids or adults who have trouble eating veggies or generally dislike veggies, you can "secretly" add in this delicious veggie!
Zucchini is extremely nutritious and is packeted with various micronutrients. Check out our Food Stats: Zucchini.
By adding a vegetable like zucchini you create a dish with more volume. Volume foods are generally lower in calories and more nutritious.
Oats are a great source of fiber, with the addition of zucchini more natural fiber is added.
Milk (or water)
Protein powder (optional)
Toppings of choice: butters, nuts/seeds, fruits
This recipe calls for rolled oats, but you can easily adjust the recipes to use steel-cut oats or quick oats.
Steel-cut oats will take longer to cook about 20 to 30 minutes, while quick oats will take about a minute to cook.
Need More Veggies?
If you struggle getting veggies in your daily nourish plan try adding veggies to your breakfasts, specifically to your oatmeal! With these zucchini oats, you would never even know you were eating zucchini. Zucchini has a very adaptive flavor and texture making it great for just about anything. Not only do you get amazing benefits from consuming oats, but the zucchini adds even more nutrients to the equation. We do have to note, don't overkill the toppings when consuming oats, you can easily take a very nutrient-dense meal to a very calorie-dense meal.
To add additional nutrients to this recipe, add in protein powder at the end of cooking for an additional boost of protein!
Like this recipe? We have a variety of oat and zucchini recipes, check out: