These zucchini bread overnight oats taste just like a slice of zucchini bread - but healthier!
Plus, they're super-easy to make ahead of time for a healthy on-the-go breakfast option.
These zucchini bread oats are:
- slightly sweet
- perfectly spiced
- a sneaky way to get some extra veggies
- super easy to make
What Are Overnight Oats?
Overnight oats are simple way to make oatmeal well, overnight. You just mix your favourite oatmeal ingredients in a bowl or jar, pop it in the fridge, and let the magic happen. The next morning, you have perfect oats ready to go, no prep required!
Overnight oats are usually eaten cold, but you can always pop yours in the microwave if you prefer warm oatmeal.
If you have a busy lifestyle, or find yourself constantly skipping breakfast, overnight oats just might be the prefect solution. For some reason, it seems so much easier to prep breakfast the night before. Trust me, you'll thank yourself for it!
Everything You Need for These Zucchini Bread Overnight Oats
- Oats: Old-fashioned rolled or quick oats are what I would use in this recipe. I haven't tried it with steel-cut oats, but let me know in the comments section if you do. I'd love to hear how it goes!
- Soy milk: I used soy milk for these oats, but you can use any milk or nut milk you prefer.
- Zucchini: Shredded zucchini is what makes these oats seem like zucchini bread. I know it may sound strange, but you really can't taste the zucchini once it's been soaking in the oats all night. If you want to leave it out, by all means do, but I think it's a great way to sneak in some extra veggies!
- Monk fruit: I used granulated monk fruit to sweeten these oats, but you can use any sweetener you like! Maple syrup, honey, and brown sugar would all taste great in these oats.
- Walnuts: I added walnuts to go with the zucchini bread vibe. You can use any nuts you have on hand, or leave them out altogether.
- Chocolate chips: I like my zucchini bread with chocolate chips, so you know I had to throw some in these overnight oats. Leave 'em out if you want, but I like a little chocolate with brekkie every now and then - sue me!
- Chia seeds: I always put some chia seeds in my oatmeal, but it's especially important for overnight oats. They get gel-like, and help achieve the proper consistency.
- Cinnamon: Cinnamon adds the same spiciness of zucchini bread. Plus, it just pairs great with oats!
- Vanilla: Throw in a little bit of vanilla to round out that baked-goods vibe. You can leave it out if you don't have any.
- Sea salt: A little pinch of sea salt helps balance the flavours. You can leave it out if you want, but it's a nice addition.
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