Zucchini Banana Baked Oatmeal

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I’m in love, I’m in love, and I don’t care who knows it! (Name the movie. 😉 ) But seriously, this Zucchini Banana Baked Oatmeal is deeeeelish, and I’m obsessed. It’s a super tasty and nutritious way to start your day and I am confident it will be picky-eater approved, just like my other baked oatmeal recipes!

Zucchini Banana Baked Oatmeal

INGREDIENTS NEEDED FOR ZUCCHINI BANANA BAKED OATMEAL

All you need to bring this oatmeal bake to life is:

  • Banana
  • Zucchini
  • Eggs
  • Unsweetened almond milk
  • Coconut oil (or butter)
  • Vanilla extract
  • Old fashioned oats
  • Collagen powder or vanilla protein powder (optional)
  • Baking powder
  • Cinnamon
  • Ground flaxseed
  • Salt
  • Chopped walnuts
  • Dark chocolate chips
Zucchini Banana Baked Oatmeal

HOW TO MAKE ZUCCHINI BANANA BAKED OATMEAL: STEP-BY-STEP

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9×13 pan with nonstick cooking spray.

Use a cheese grater or food processor to shred the zucchini, and then press down into a fine mesh strainer using paper towels to drain any excess liquid.

In a large bowl, mix together mashed banana, eggs, almond milk, shredded zucchini, coconut oil (melted and cooled) and vanilla until mostly smooth.

Next, add in rolled oats, collagen or protein powder (if using), baking powder, cinnamon, ground flaxseed and salt until well combined.

Lastly, gently fold in chopped walnuts and dark chocolate chips. (Optional, but recommended!)

Pour mixture into prepared pan. Sprinkle additional cinnamon on top, to taste.

Zucchini Banana Baked Oatmeal

Bake for 25-35 minutes until edges start to become slightly golden brown. (Or until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.) Mine was ready closer to 30-32 minutes, but all ovens are a little bit different!

Zucchini Banana Baked Oatmeal

Serve warm with a tablespoon of almond butter on top, if desired. Also recommended!!! Here I used @offbeatbutters Aloha flavor and it was AMAZING. (Affiliate code is WELLNESSFORTHEWIN – click here to shop all their flavors! Other faves are Salted Caramel, Cinnamon Bun, Gingerbread Cookie, Maple Donut… to name a few.)

Zucchini Banana Baked Oatmeal

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days, then transfer to freezer in gallon Ziploc bag for up to 6 months. I pull out individual pieces to reheat in the microwave for 60-90 seconds and it thaws perfectly!

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other HEALTHY MEAL PREP BREAKFAST OPTIONS

If you are looking for some other ideas to make ahead for breakfast, check out these recipes linked below:

Zucchini Banana Baked Oatmeal

Shanna Hutcheson
This Zucchini Banana Baked Oatmeal is a delicious and balanced make-ahead breakfast that you can eat on busy mornings all week long, and best of all, it's freezer-friendly!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings
Calories 180 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup mashed banana  2-3 medium ripe bananas
  • 1 cup zucchini shredded, drained 
  • 2 eggs 
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk 
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil melted and cooled (or melted butter/ghee) 
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 
  • 2.5 cups old fashioned rolled oats 
  • 6 Tbsp collagen powder or 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon sprinkle more on top
  • 1 Tbsp ground flaxseed 
  • 1/4 tsp salt 
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts optional
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips  optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9×13 pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Use a cheese grater or food processor to shred the zucchini, and then press down into a fine mesh strainer using paper towels to drain any excess liquid.
  • In a large bowl, mix together mashed banana, eggs, almond milk, shredded zucchini, coconut oil and vanilla until mostly smooth.
  • Next, add in rolled oats, collagen or protein powder (if using), baking powder, cinnamon, ground flaxseed and salt until well combined.
  • Lastly, gently fold in chopped walnuts and dark chocolate chips.
  • Pour mixture into prepared pan. Sprinkle cinnamon on top, to taste.
  • Bake for 25-35 minutes until edges start to become slightly golden brown. (Or until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.)
  • Serve warm with a tablespoon of almond butter on top, if desired. 
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days, then transfer to freezer in gallon Ziploc bag or other freezer-safe container for up to 6 months.

Nutrition

Calories: 180kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 7gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 103mgPotassium: 251mgFiber: 3gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 74IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 76mgIron: 1mg
Keyword freezer friendly, healthy breakfast, kid friendly, meal prep, oatmeal bake, zucchini banana baked oatmeal
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Enjoy!

Shanna

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2 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Yum! Didn’t really think the zucchini taste would be masked as well as it is so I’m glad I went for it! Delicious way to start the day and include some veggies! And a good reason to use our food processor!

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