Zucchini Bread Oatmeal

Add veggies and volume to your morning bowl of oats with this zucchini bread oatmeal recipe. Added bonus: your whole kitchen will smell like a freshly baked loaf of zucchini bread.

Bowl of zucchini bread oatmeal topped with walnuts and almond butter.


If you’re like me, you’re in seventh heaven right now with the amount of fresh produce that’s available at your local market. Literally we went to the farmers market on Saturday and I was like a kid in a candy shop. Every table was completely full of plump, ripe veggies ready to be enjoyed. I wanted to buy all the things, but ended up with three big bags loaded down with big, juicy tomatoes (they’re so perfect right now), ripe peaches, micro greens, cucumbers, summer squash and zucchini.

Bowl of zucchini bread oatmeal topped with walnuts and almond butter. Gold spoon and a glass of almond milk are next to the bowl.

While I love all of these summer delights, zucchini is the summer veggie that gets the most action in our house. Roasted zucchini, grilled zucchini, zucchini noodles, shredded zucchini in baked goods and steamed zucchini in smoothies. Name a recipe with zucchini and we’ve probably tried it.

Bowl of zucchini bread oatmeal topped with walnuts and almond butter.

Zucchini for Breakfast

That said, zucchini for breakfast is becoming quite popular — especially for those of us who like loading up on green veggies. It’s a great source of antioxidants, potassium and vitamin C (one zucchini has over 50% of your daily vitamin C needs!). Zucchini is also 95% water so it’s super hydrating while being low in calories, carbs and sugar. One medium zucchini has about 33 cals, 5 grams of carbs and 3 grams of sugar.

Steamed zucchini is a great option for amping up the nutrition of smoothies, but I also love adding shredded zucchini to oats and eggs. The eggy zucchini recipe is coming soon, but for now I have a delicious zucchini bread oatmeal to share with you.

It’s so creamy, hearty and definitely has that stick-to-your ribs quality so you’ll feel fueled and energized all morning long. The best part is that while the oats are cooking the aroma is so amazing and smells like a fresh loaf of zucchini bread is baking in your oven. WARNING: This can be confusing to family members who love zucchini bread so be sure to let them know that you’re not baking zucchini bread, because they might very well be disappointed. If somehow you forget to warn them and disappointment sets in simply make this vegan almond flour zucchini bread or these flourless zucchini bread muffins. They’ll forgive you! 🙂

Bowl of zucchini bread oatmeal with walnuts and grated zucchini.

Zucchini Bread Oatmeal

Brittany Mullins
Add veggies and volume to your morning bowl of oats with this zucchini bread oatmeal recipe. It's hearty, filling and will keep you energized all morning!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 375 kcal


  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 banana sliced
  • 1/4 cup grated zucchini
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk or water
  • 1/2 Tablespoon chopped walnuts
  • 1 Tablespoon almond butter or another type of nut butter


  • Add oats, banana, zucchini, cinnamon and sea salt to a medium pot. Add almond milk/water and stir to combine. Heat over medium-high heat for 8-10 minutes or until all the liquid has been absorbed. Be sure to stir the oats several times while cooking to make sure the banana slices melt into the oats and oats don't stick to the pot. You’ll know the oatmeal is done when all the liquid is absorbed and the oats are thick and fluffy.
  • Portion oats into a bowl, top with chopped walnuts and almond butter and enjoy!



Serving: 1bowlCalories: 375kcalCarbohydrates: 45gProtein: 9gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 296mgFiber: 9gSugar: 9g
Keyword zucchini bread oatmeal
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    1. lorna
      September 3, 2020 AT 5:18 am

      5 stars
      Really delicious and very filling!! It literally did smell of zucchini bread! Brilliant way to use up a glut of courgettes.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        September 3, 2020 AT 11:21 pm

        Ahh yay!! I’m so pumped you loved this recipe, Lorna! Thanks for making it and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I really appreciate it. <3

    2. Lauryn Blunk
      May 11, 2019 AT 3:46 pm

      Could I make this into baked oatmeal by just adding a bit of baking powder?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        May 11, 2019 AT 4:11 pm

        hmmm… I’m not sure because I haven’t tried that yet! You can check out my other baked oatmeal recipes and see about adapting this recipe. I know I usually add an egg when I’m making baked oatmeal and the liquid ratio might need to be tweaked as well.

    3. Catherine
      April 29, 2019 AT 10:12 am

      5 stars
      Thanks for the recipe! My three year old, six month old, and I loved it. It’ll be in our regular breakfast rotation.

    4. Kara
      April 6, 2019 AT 10:33 am

      I see vanilla in the ingredient list but not in the cooking instructions. Should vanilla be added into this dish? Thanks for clarifying!

    5. Tara
      March 5, 2019 AT 9:39 pm

      This sounds delicious! Just wondering if this is something you can make the night before and reheat the next morning?

      1. Larissa
        July 27, 2019 AT 3:04 pm

        5 stars
        Just made this and will definitely continue to make! I love the sweetness from the banana, it’s subtle but just right. And of course the zucchini! Great way for me to get my veggies in early in the day. Thanks!

4 bowls of oatmeal topped with a variety of fruit, nuts, nut butter, chocolate chips and toppings.



Eating oatmeal doesn’t have to be boring!