Zucchini Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal
This Zucchini Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal is a perfect way to use up your summer garden zucchini. Your kids will be begging you to make it over and over again!I’m the kind of mom who thinks that if I can add vegetables in unsuspecting places like breakfast or dessert, I’m winning. There’s no shame in eating vegetables in different forms. If anyone ever tries to shame you for doing so, hold your head high. You’re not trying to trick your kids. You’re doing the best you can to maximize the nutrition they get via the meals you serve them. Simple as that. The more vegetables, the better. There’s as much room on our kids’ plates for somewhat hidden, shredded veggies as there is for raw vegetables or roasted vegetables or steamed vegetables that aren’t disguised in the least.
Let’s rethink vegetables and how we serve them to our kids. No judgement, just more vegetables. Speaking of new ways to serve vegetables, who says vegetables and chocolate don’t go together? When I make these Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins made with 1 cup of vegetables inside, my kids will beg to differ with you. I say, embrace it. Embrace eating vegetables in whatever form you can.
This Zucchini Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal is a perfect example of how you can squeeze some extra veggies into your kids’ day in a healthful, delicious way.
My kids eat and love a lot of different vegetables, but zucchini isn’t normally one of them. They will sometimes eat them raw, but they don’t enjoy the texture of cooked zucchini. Trust me, I’ve prepared zucchini for them many different ways, and baking it into a breakfast treat is by far their favorite.
This Zucchini Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal has a soft, creamy texture. You will barely notice the zucchini among the melted chocolate chips. The chocolate chips make this plenty sweet, so it only needs a touch more maple syrup. The result is a divine breakfast you’re kids will probably beg you to make over and over! I hope your family enjoys this as much as mine has.
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Zucchini Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal
- 3 cup oats, dry
- 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 cup almond milk, unsweetened
- 1/4 cup maple syrup, pure
- 1 large egg
- 2 cup zucchini
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips, dark
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
- Lightly grease a medium baking dish and set aside.
- In a large bowl, mix together the first 6 ingredients.
- Add 2 cups shredded zucchini and then stir in the chocolate chips.
- Transfer the mixture to the baking dish and bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Enjoy!
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Could this recipe be made ahead and then reheated? (Like, let’s say, on Christmas morning?) 🙂
Great recipe and how to sneak in a bit more vegetable into their diet without them even knowing!
What is the serving size for this recipe and for the nutritional information?
Wow! 42 g of sugar? 89 g of carb! This is not healthy.
The serving size is probably off. We have made it in an 8X8 pan, so technically, 9 servings, which would be half as much sugar and carbs 🙂
With maple syrup in the recipe -liked how flavor of craisins meshed, instead of chocolate chips. Also a hint of cinnamon.
I’ve made this recipe so so many times that I know it off by heart and have shared your recipe to many many of my friends and family . Thanks for the great recipe ! It rocks !
Thanks for sharing Carly!!