Zoats (Zucchini Oatmeal)

Zoats (Zucchini Oatmeal)

Have you heard of zoats? If not, let me tell you that they were a HUGE trend 2-3 years ago. I decided to revive this tasty trend because grated zucchini adds such a nice texture to oatmeal, everyone should have tried it once!

I noticed that zoats are a yay or nay thing.

Chances are that you will require getting used to the different taste and consistency of your regular oatmeal. There are three tips I can give to the zoats-noobies among you:

  1. Grate the zucchini as finely as possible.
  2. Add the zucchini in the beginning and cook the oatmeal long enough for the zucchini to boil thoroughly and become soft.
  3. Start with 1/4 zucchini and work towards a larger zucchini/oats ratio.

Now I’m gonna give you the recipe I like to use.

I like to add (ground) psyllium husks to create a pudding-like consistency and 1 overripe banana as a sweetener. Make sure you use a very spotty banana for this recipe! Otherwise, you will require an additional sweetener.


I think you can clearly see how creamy this oatmeal is from the picture… How do you prefer your oatmeal? Creamy or sticky?

One last note: I made some adjustments to the recipe so it’s a little stickier than in the picture. Of course, feel free to adapt this recipe as you wish! My favorite adaptation is using 2 Tbs cacao powder instead of cinnamon. Chocolate zoats are so good!

Zoats (Zucchini Oatmeal)

Zoats - the perfect way to hide a vegetable inside your oatmeal.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 2 serving(s)
Calories: 326kcal


  • 120 g rolled oats
  • 300 g almond milk
  • 250 g water
  • 1 tsp psyllium husks
  • 0.5 zucchini
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean powder
  • 0.5 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 banana(s)


  • Mash the banana with a fork.
  • Grate the zucchini as finely as you desire.
  • Add water and almond milk to a pot and bring to boil. When boiling, turn off the heat and add oatmeal, grated zucchini and psyllium husks (alternatively use 1-2 Tbs flaxseed). Stir thoroughly and consistently to avoid burning. Add more liquid if necessary.
  • After a few minutes, add the banana, cinnamon and vanilla bean powder and stir thoroughly again. Remove from heat and let the oatmeal sit for another 5 minutes. 
  • Serve in a bowl and add your favourite toppings.


Calories: 326kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 6g | Sodium: 209mg | Potassium: 556mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 135IU | Vitamin C: 13.9mg | Calcium: 233mg | Iron: 2.9mg


  1. Kris
    March 12, 2018 / 12:38 am

    Hi! What are all the things you put on top of the oatmeal? I think I see chia seeds – what did you mix them with to make them blue? Blueberries? What type of grain is on top of the bananas? And are those pieces of flowers above the raspberries?

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