Apple Caramel Zoats aka Zucchini Oats

These APPLE CARAMEL ZOATS (aka Zucchini Oats) are here to stay!

Unless you’re not a fan of Instagram, chances are you’ve come across zoats, which basically means you add grated zucchini (courgette in the UK) to your morning bowl of oats. Might sound weird but I promise it doesn’t taste like you’re eating grated veg.

This bowl is:

  • creamy af
  • breakfast that borderlines on tasting like dessert
  • high in protein and fibre
  • done in 15 minutes so you can be out the door in time!

I used to grate carrots all the time into my oatmeal (even have a super old recipe here on le blog for carrot cake oats) but adding the grated zucchini (aka courgette) is somewhat of a recent addition. It perfectly bulks up your porridge bowl and adds fibre, plus it soaks up the flavours well so the veggie taste is completely masked.

Apple Caramel Zoats aka Zucchini Oats
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Recipe type: Vegan, Healthy
Cuisine: Breakfast
Serves: 1
  • 40g oats
  • ½ zucchini/courgette, finely grated
  • ½ apple, finely grated
  • 1 teaspoon sweet miso paste
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 scoop salted caramel pea protein (I like MissFits Nutrition)
  • 3 tablespoons wheat bran (can sub for ground flax and chia)
  • 2 tablespoons yogurt of choice (coconut, soy, almond, greek etc)
  1. Cover your oats with 1 cup boiling water in the pan and let soak for 10 minutes.
  2. Add in the grated veg, apple, and miso paste and bring to a simmer.
  3. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring often and adding more water if necessary.
  4. Remove from the heat and stir through the remaining ingredients.
  5. Serve with your favourite toppings - I used pistachio butter, cacao nibs, and dried mulberries 😋
Use the 10 minutes of soaking the oats to finish getting ready in the morning!