Zucchini Bread Baked Oatmeal-easy and healthy baked oatmeal that will remind you of your favorite zucchini bread!
I really hope you are not rolling your eyes and walking away from your computer. Yes, I am sharing another zucchini recipe, but I promise you NEED this one! This Zucchini Bread Baked Oatmeal is a MUST make! And I know you still have zucchini to use up, so I am just trying to help you out. I don’t want your zucchini to go to waste!
I love zucchini bread and baked oatmeal, so I combined the two! Two of my favorite breakfasts in one pan! And guess what? Our boys love it too! If you are trying to sneak more veggies into your kids’ diet, you’ve gotta make this oatmeal. Our boys not only eat it, they ask for it! Ok, Maxwell doesn’t actually ask for it, he isn’t speaking in full sentences yet, but he does clap and point as soon as he sees the oatmeal on the table.
I love making baked oatmeal, maybe you have tried my Baked Peach Almond Oatmeal, Baked Peanut Butter Apple Oatmeal, Maple Blueberry Baked Oatmeal? All are winners, but this Zucchini Bread Oatmeal is our current favorite. We can’t get enough and you have to try it!
This Zucchini Bread Baked Oatmeal is a great recipe for back to school because you can make a pan and reheat it during the week. It is perfect for busy school mornings and you will get some veggies in your kids before they head out the door! Plus, they will love it! It’s a win-win breakfast!
I don’t put nuts in the oatmeal, because Josh is allergic, but I had a jar of candied pecans on the counter so I added some to my bowl. SO yum! I highly recommend topping the baked oatmeal with candied pecans. You can also add an extra dash of cinnamon, sprinkle of brown sugar, raisins, dried cranberries, and an extra splash of milk. Feel free to jazz up your oatmeal however you like!
Make the most of the end of summer zucchini crop and make this Zucchini Bread Baked Oatmeal. A warm bowl of oatmeal that tastes like zucchini bread is a great way to start the day if you ask me!
And if you are looking for more zucchini recipes, check out our favorite zucchini recipes! Enjoy!
More Baked Oatmeal Recipes
- Blueberry Maple Baked Oatmeal
- Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal
- Peanut Butter Banana Baked Oatmeal
- Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal
Zucchini Bread Baked Oatmeal
- 2 cups old fashioned oats or gluten-free oats
- 1/4 cup light brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 1/2 cups milk of your choice
- 1 large egg
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted and cooled slightly (or melted and cooled butter)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup grated zucchini
- Candied pecans, for topping the oatmeal, optional
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8×8 square baking dish and set aside.
- In a medium bowl, mix together the oats, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
- In another medium bowl, whisk together the milk, egg, coconut oil (or butter), and vanilla.
- Pour the milk mixture over the oats and stir until combined. Add in the zucchini and stir again. Pour oat mixture into prepared baking dish.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes, until the top is golden and oatmeal is set. Let cool for 5 minutes. Spoon into bowls and serve with candied pecans, if desired.
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LOVE this idea! Any way I can sneak some vegetables into my diet is a win in my book! Add that addictive streusel on top, and wow, you have a winner here, Maria!
Our boys love this oatmeal and I love sneaking in as many veggies as I can!
It’s fantastic. My wife just switched gluteen free, and most of store product contains wheat and gluteen. And we love also zucchini. I will make this tonight for her 🙂 thanks.
I hope she likes it!
Love this! It’s so unique and a great spin on the classic oatmeal!
I love your baked oatmeal obsession. They are all so good, this one is no exception.
Hi Maria…what a great sounding recipe! We love baked oatmeal and I THOUGHT I had used my what-feels-like BUSHELS of zucchini from the garden every which way. Sure never thought about using it in oatmeal….but I am now-it looks delicious.
Squash is still coming in so I’ll definitely be trying your recipe. Thanks so much!
You are welcome! I hope you like the recipe!
This looks delicious! I love the addition of candied pecans as a topping.
P.S. I have an insane baked oatmeal addiction, so you’re not alone!
Yay for oatmeal additions. We may need to start a support group:)
Should I wring the water out of the zucchini before adding it? I’m excited to try this!
Yes, I always wring it out in a paper towel!
Rolling my eyes? Quite the opposite! Zucchini is one of my top 5 favorite foods. It’s just so perfect. Hafta hafta hafta try this!
My favorite too!
After picking peaches a couple of weeks ago, I’ve been made your peach baked oatmeal three times for us and once to give our son’s family. The three grands LOVED it! Will have to try this new twist. No kids in the home but the hubs and I love baked oatmeal of all flavors!
Glad you like the peach oatmeal! I hope you like this one too!
I think this is brilliant- I love that you can see the little bits of green in the oatmeal 🙂
At this time of the year, one can never have too much zucchini. 🙂 LOVE this recipe! Sheer brilliance combining baked oatmeal with banana bread!
This looks like crazy good oatmeal!!!
What a glorious breakfast! And topped with candied pecans? You’d never get me away from the table!
What a great way to eat some veggies in the morning.
Veggies for breakfast is always a win! And I can’t get too many zucchini recipes this time of year. This looks fantastic.
I’ve got a BOATfull of zucchini in the fridge right now!! This is genius!
What a fabulous idea Maria!
This is such a smart idea. It seems that all of these “diets” I try always encourage you to pair protein with a veggie for breakfast. I love vegetables, but I need more grab and go options–and this is PERFECT!
It is hard to think of all of the ways to use up zucchini from the garden, so my mom and cousins are going to love this!
I love baked oatmeal, but I’ve never incorporated zucchini or any other veggies. This version sounds and looks great! Well done!
I’ve never seen oatmeal like this before…looks amazing!
I could never roll my eyes and walk away from Zucchini recipes! Love this new idea for it!Totally something I could make ahead of time for breakfast!
I’m baking some right now, but swapped zucchini for carrots, and added regular and golden raisins…
This is definitely happening in my kitchen! Love the simplicity of ingredients and that it reheats well!
the thought of putting dried cranberries in with this zucchini baked oatmeal is rocking my world!!
This looks good and gives me some good ideas for the zucchini in our garden.
Any idea how long to cook this if using steel cut oats?
I haven’t tried steel cut oats.
I tried making this recipe with half of a banana (mashed) instead of the egg. My husband, unfortunately, was horrified by the presence of zucchini in his oatmeal, but I liked it a lot. The banana made the recipe even more reminiscent of zucchini bread for me. Just thought I’d report back in case somebody out there is looking for a vegan friendly or egg free version of this recipe. Thanks, Maria!
I made this today to pack for work breakfasts this week….it is the best baked oatmeal I’ve ever had! I can’t believe how much it tasted just like zucchini bread! My son also loved it. Thank you again for another delicious and healthy meal!!
Yay! I am so happy you loved it!
yum! I have my second batch of this in the oven now. I added raisins and a bit of molasses last time. This time I also included carrots to get even more veggies! thanks for the yummy idea.
Glad you like the recipe!
Curious about storage…would you put in fridge or just leave out on counter?
I keep it in the fridge.
This recipe has definitely become a regular to my breakfast table! As a college student it is nice to be able to cook once and eat for a week. This meal makes me breakfast for about that long.
Additionally, the first time I went to make this recipe, I discovered that when I had returned from grocery shopping I had somehow managed to forget the zucchini! This has happened more often than I’d like to admit, and when it does occur, I’ve substituted carrots and it’s turned out just as well!
Can you make the batter the night before and keep in the fridge until morning?
Yes, that will work!
Has anyone tried this with steel cut oats?! Probably would need more liquid but I love them so much better than regular oatmeal.
I love this recipe! My daughter 4 also loves it and it’s a great way to sneak some extra veggies in early in the morning! Love that I can make it ahead of time and just heat up as needed, which makes mornings a lot less hectic!
One of our favorites too!
Tasty! Oats are gluten free. I substituted egg with 1 Tablespoon cornstarch in 3 Tablespoons warm water. Used mixed berry as topping.
Glad you liked it!
I’m new to zucchini…should it be peeled?
Can you freeze this for the start of the school year?
Sure! The oatmeal will also keep in the fridge for a week so you can reheat every morning.
I’ve used this recipe many times and it always turns out great. Sometimes I prepare it ahead of time and bake it in the morning. Highly recommend!
I am going to try your oatmeal recipes as I am type 2 diabetic I am advised to eat Oates for my blood sugar, love anything with dates too.
Oh this is so absolutely yummy! My husband and I are breakfast people, trying to keep it healthy too. I threw in dried cranberries and pepitas that I needed to use up, and the little bit of crunch and sweetness….this will be a regular item for us! Thank you for al the zucchini ideas!
Thank you! I cannot wait to try this. We are overrun with zucchini so i wanted to freeze it but i can only make so much zucchini bread bc we just don’t need to eat a lot of it. BUT I searched online for zucchini bread baked oatmeal bc I make a baked oatmeal nearly every week and the first hit was your site . I was so excited bc I follow you already and trust your recipes. Yesterday I baked my favorite banana bread baked oatmeal in now this one is next in the queue. Thank you SO much!
You are welcome! I have lots of zucchini recipes:)
I finally did make this and wanted to come back yo leavea review because it is wonderful! I added pecans rather than use as a topping. This is just the right amount of sweerness for my taste and baked oatmeal tends to carry me through the morning well. Thank uoi very much, Maria!
Moist and delicious. Not overly sweet, which my husband said was a plus. Tried it cold and warm. Tastes great either way. Recipe was easy and straight forward. Will make again!
This is my new favorite! We had SO much zucchini this year and I froze a lot so I’m using garden goodness in December. I added pecans and dried cranberries and could eat this every day! I’m contemplating how I could add orange flavor to make cranberry orange zucchini baked oatmeal. Thanks for the wonderful recipe!
Glad you liked the recipe.