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Zucchini Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal

Baked oatmeal is a comforting and healthy make-ahead breakfast option for busy weeks. This zucchini studded version is reminiscent of warm banana bread and is just slightly sweet thanks to a sprinkling of chocolate chips.

  • Author: Leanne Ray, MS, RDN
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp ground flax
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 overripe banana, mashed
  • 1 cup shredded zucchini
  • 1 cup milk or plant-based milk alternative
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 Tbsp semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Spray a medium baking dish (mine was 9×7) and set aside.
  3. Mix dry ingredients (oats through salt) in a large mixing bowl.
  4. Mix wet ingredients (banana through butter) in a medium mixing bowl.
  5. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until fully incorporated. Pour into prepared baking dish and use the back of a spoon to evenly smooth out the top. Sprinkle with walnuts and chocolate chips.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes, or until set in the middle and slightly browned around the edges.

Equipment

Notes

  • The equipment section above includes affiliate links to things I use often in my kitchen and recommend.
  • Serving suggestion: cut into squares and top with nut butter, Greek yogurt and/or fresh seasonal fruit.
  • This works great as leftovers! Just reheat individual servings in the microwave for 20-30 seconds as needed.

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Keywords: healthy breakfast, high fiber breakfast, meal prep, baked oatmeal