Zucchini Bread Overnight Oats

Zucchini bread overnight oats make for an easy and healthy portable breakfast. Made with oats, protein powder, grated zucchini and walnuts, these overnight oats are vegan and gluten-free.

Zucchini bread overnight oats in small mason jars with walnuts and grated zucchini on top.

Last month I posted a recipe for zucchini bread oatmeal. It was a huge hit, but I quickly realized that it’s still summer.

And there are days in the heat of summer when hot oats just aren’t appealing.

ZUCCHINI BREAD OVERNIGHT OATS // Vegan + Gluten-Free

This is where overnight oats come in. They’re easy to prep, portable and best of all you don’t have to turn on your stove to make them.

Just combine all your ingredients, let the oats soak in the fridge overnight and you’ve got a healthy breakfast waiting to be enjoyed in the AM.

Zucchini bread overnight oats make for an easy and healthy portable breakfast. Made with oats, protein powder, grated zucchini and walnuts, these overnight oats are vegan and gluten-free.

Oats are a great source of whole grains and complex carbs, but it’s important to add protein and healthy fats to them to ensure the meal will keep you full and satisfied until lunch. For the zucchini overnight oats I’m using a plant-based vanilla protein powder and chopped walnuts. The protein powder helps to make the oats taste a little more “bready” and walnuts are perfect for keeping with the zucchini bread theme.

Another thing I love about these zucchini overnight oats… they help you get in a serving of green veggies before lunch! Boom.

Zucchini bread overnight oats make for an easy and healthy portable breakfast. Made with oats, protein powder, grated zucchini and walnuts, these overnight oats are vegan and gluten-free.

Right now most farmers markets have tables loaded down with fresh zucchini so grab some and take advantage of this recipe ASAP — before pumpkin starts taking over.

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If you make these zucchini bread overnight oats be sure to leave a comment and star rating below letting us know how it turned out. Your feedback is so helpful for the EBF team and our readers!

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Two cups with zucchini bread overnight oats topped with grated zucchini and walnuts.

Zucchini Bread Overnight Oats


Description

Zucchini bread overnight oats make for an easy and healthy portable breakfast. Made with oats, protein powder, grated zucchini and walnuts, these overnight oats are vegan and gluten-free.


Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond or cashew milk
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1/4 cup grated zucchini
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/21 Tablespoon maple syrup (optional)
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped walnuts

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients except the walnuts in a container and stir until well combined. Seal with a lid and place in the fridge overnight (or at least a couple hours). Bring out of the fridge in the morning and stir. You’ll notice that the oats soak up a lot of the liquid so you may want to add a little more milk before serving. Top oats with walnuts and serve cold.

  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 portion
  • Calories: 402
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Sodium: 133mg
  • Fat: 12g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 56g
  • Fiber: 12g
  • Protein: 16g
  • Cholesterol: 0

Keywords: zucchini bread overnight oats, zucchini overnight oats

Zucchini bread overnight oats make for an easy and healthy portable breakfast. Made with oats, protein powder, grated zucchini and walnuts, these overnight oats are vegan and gluten-free.
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    17 comments
    1. Jennifer
      August 24, 2020 AT 10:12 am

      This is delicious! I subbed greek yogurt and a splash of vanilla for the vanilla protein powder (1/3 cup yogurt). I also tried the zucchini bread baked oatmeal a few weeks back (also really good), but I like the overnight oats version better! I have the full week’s breakfast prepped and am looking forward to it every day 🙂

      1. Brittany Mullins
        August 24, 2020 AT 10:02 pm

        Ahh that makes me so happy to hear, Jennifer. I’m so glad you’ve been enjoying the recipes. 🙂

    2. Liz
      August 13, 2020 AT 10:59 am

      Another new favorite overnight oats recipe!

      I followed instructions exactly besides doubling the recipe. The first time I made it, the 1.5 cups of almond milk made it a little too runny for my liking (still good!), so the second time I made it I used about 1.25 cups instead which was perfect.

      I topped it with some EBF strawberry chia jam, granola, walnuts, and a little extra cinnamon. Sooooo good!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        August 13, 2020 AT 5:32 pm

        Yay!! That makes me so happy to hear, Liz. I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe. Thanks for making it and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I so appreciate it. 🙂

    3. Janell
      July 29, 2020 AT 10:56 am

      This was absolutely amazing! I did add a half cup of zucchini and some chia seeds for a super hardy pre-surf breakfast 🤤 I love your creativity with simple on-hand ingredients – keep them coming!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        July 29, 2020 AT 2:16 pm

        Ahh yay!! So glad you enjoyed this recipe, Janelle. Thanks for trying my recipe and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. It means the world to me. <3

    4. Angela Mielke
      July 26, 2020 AT 9:50 pm

      Trying these tonight. Are they regular oats or quick?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        July 27, 2020 AT 9:37 pm

        Hey Angela – Sorry, just seeing this. Rolled oats. 🙂

    5. Kate
      April 6, 2020 AT 1:30 pm

      Just made this recipe — as in I’m currently eating it — and it is SO GOOD! The zucchini adds great texture, and it’s a super fun way to change up overnight oats. I highly recommend adding some chocolate chips and shredded coconut on top!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        April 6, 2020 AT 1:35 pm

        Ahh yay!! So glad you enjoyed this overnight oats recipe, Kate! Thanks for trying it and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating, I really appreciate it. <3

    6. Melanie
      June 20, 2018 AT 12:30 pm

      Can’t wait to try this! Why do you add the walnuts in the morning though?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 20, 2018 AT 1:40 pm

        They get a little soft if they soak in the liquid and I love a good crunch so I like to add them in the morning. If you don’t mind the softer texture go ahead and toss them in and let them soak overnight. Can’t wait to hear how you like the oats.

    7. Emma Phillips
      June 11, 2018 AT 11:47 am

      Do you eat the oats cold or warm them up on the microwave? Love the stovetop version! It’s my go-to breakfast.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 11, 2018 AT 12:30 pm

        Most people like to eat overnight oats cold but you can warm them up if you prefer. So glad you love the stovetop version. Let me know if you try these. 🙂

    8. Lyndsay
      August 20, 2017 AT 3:54 pm

      Yum! I really enjoyed your warm zucchini bread oatmeal and am so excited to try this recipe tonight/tomorrow!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        August 21, 2017 AT 6:29 pm

        Yay!! I can’t wait to hear what you think. And I’m so pumped that you enjoyed the stove-top version. 🙂

    9. Melissa
      August 20, 2017 AT 12:47 pm

      Yum, this truly sounds incredible! This time of year, the local zucchini tastes great, so this would be the ideal time for these oats!

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