Zucchini Bread Oatmeal

This zucchini bread oatmeal is a quick and easy breakfast you can make with your eyes closed!

The last few days of August are officially here and it’s usually always a bittersweet feeling for me when summer is ending. The mornings are chilly, the flannel pyjamas slowly start to come out of the closet and the desire to hibernate through winter creeps up on me. However, this September, I’m eager for a new chapter to start with new adventures. I’m chasing my dreams, transforming those dreams into goals.

Now is the time to chase after what you want. One of my absolute favorite quotes is “Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.” Maybe you don’t know what that may be for you yet, but once you realize what it is, run with it. Heck, run after it, chase it down until it’s yours. For me, that means attending culinary school –  something I’ve dreamed of for years, something I’m passionate about. Passion – that is the key ingredient. Passion separates what you’ll do to live versus what you’ll live to do. Passion sets your soul on fire; find it and pursue it. Don’t worry if you haven’t found it yet, everything happens at the right time.

I’m super excited to start culinary school, and with this new chapter comes a new routine. I believe that no daily routine should begin without breakfast, and my go-to, no-brainer is oatmeal! This zucchini bread oatmeal (Zoatmeal?) is so quick to make and you’ll be starting your day with lots of extra nutrients thanks to the grated zucchini. Feel free to make it in the morning or choose the overnight oats option. The latter is my preferred method for busy mornings because you can literally take it and GO.

You will need:

rolled oats

zucchini

milk of choice

sweetener

cinnamon + nutmeg

chocolate chips

Zucchini Bread Oatmeal (serves 1):

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 zucchini, grated
  • 1 cup milk of choice
  • 1-2 tbsp maple syrup or honey
  • chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Grate 1 zucchini using a box grater.
  2. In a saucepan over medium high heat, add rolled oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, grated zucchini, milk and sweetener. Stir and bring to a boil.
  3. Simmer, stirring occasionally for 7-10 minutes. Add chocolate chips and enjoy!
  4. Overnight oats option: Place all ingredients in a jar. Seal and refrigerate overnight. Enjoy the next morning cold or warmed up with your favorite toppings.

happy cooking,

Sarah

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