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white bowl of zucchini bread steel cut oatmeal topped with almond butter, chocolate chips, and walnuts
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Healthy Zucchini Bread Steel Cut Oatmeal

This Zucchini Bread Steel Cut Oatmeal is the yummiest way to get veggies in for breakfast. The recipe is easy, vegan, gluten-free, and can be made in a large batch for meal prep!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate chips, cinnamon, oatmeal, vanilla, walnuts, zucchini
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Grate zucchini using a cheese grater. If you don't have a cheese grater, you can also shred the zucchini with a julienne peeler or in a food processor.
  • Once zucchini is grated, place steel cut oats, chia seeds, and ground cinnamon into a large saucepan. Give these dry ingredients a stir to combine.
  • Then, pour nut milk and vanilla extract over the steel cut oats. Bring oats to a boil, stirring in grated zucchini. Reduce heat and continue to cook, stirring frequently, until all the liquid has been absorbed, about 15-20 minutes.

Notes

*Cooking times may vary depending on the type of steel cut oats you use. I personally love these quick-cooking steel cut oats from Bob's Red Mill since they cook really fast! If you're using regular steel cut oats, it will take about 15-20 minutes for the liquid to absorb.
*Leftovers will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for at least 4 days. Reheat on the stovetop or in the microwave. Tip: keep any toppings separate, and only add them at time of serving.
*The base recipe has no added sweeteners. Use chocolate chips or a drizzle of maple syrup to add sweetness!