Healthy zucchini bread baked oatmeal in convenient muffin form. They are vegan, oil-fee, gluten-free, flourless, and only 138 calories per big serving!
Turn Zucchini Into Portable Baked Oatmeal “Muffins”
Happy late summer, everyone! I hope you have been enjoying the final hurrahs of the season, including the remaining books on your summer reading list, the late-summer sun, and the mouth-watering fruits and vegetables from your garden or the farmer’s market.
I was lucky enough to raid my mother’s abundant garden while visiting in California. Her home-grown zucchini inspired these portable baked oatmeal “muffins.”
Use Your Big Zucchini for Baked Goods
With apologies for sounding like a vegetable size-ist, it’s easy to love petite, tender squash. Slice them thin for raw, crisp salads, spiralize for flash-cooked “zoodles,” or quickly char on the grill with a slather of olive oil and sprinkle of salt. No recipe required.
Their baseball bat-sized brethren require some manipulation. Their middles are squidgy, their flavor tame from months of sunbathing. Yet you can turn these traits into attributes by cranking up the oven and getting your bake on.
Why Make Zucchini Bread Baked Oatmeal?
It’s zucchini bread season, and that includes an array of zucchini bread-inspired baked goods. I propose you add my zucchini bread baked oatmeal to your baking list.
If you need a list of reasons why, I have it, right here. These portable baked oat “muffins” are :
vegan (egg-free & dairy-free)
low in calories
high in superfood goodness (vegetables, whole grain, & omega3 fat from the flax)
cheap & easy
and, of course, delicious!!!
They are exactly what you need to make a smooth transition from summer to fall, too.
Vary with Add-Ins As You Like
You can vary these beauties to suit your tastes. Purists can make them plain. Raisin-lovers (we exist!) can add raisins or other dried fruit. And chocolate lovers (aka, everyone) should definitely consider a smattering of chocolate chips.
I like these best when the zucchini is finely shredded, but big shreds will do the trick, too. Try other varieties of squash, too, or carrots, whatever floats your late-summer boat.
Happy gnoshing, everyone!
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