Heavenly Chocolate Pumpkin Zucchini Oats (Zoats!) Recipe

Breakfast Criminals Pumpkin ZOats

Ever since seeing Nutrition Stripped’s zoats recipe, I’ve been obsessed with them! A combination of shredded zucchini and oats, zoats make an incredibly satisfying and nutrient-packed breakfast. Simply add grated zucchini to oats and cook them as you normally would, or take it to a whole new level with these creamy and incredibly satisfying chocolate pumpkin zoats. Vegetables have never tasted so good – you can’t even make them out in this creamy chocolate pudding of a meal! 

Ingredients for Zoats: 
  • 1 small zucchini
  • 1 cup almond milk (I love Califia brand)
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree (or 1/2 cup baked pumpkin, chopped in cubes)
  • 2 tbsp. raw cacao powder or Philosophie Cacao Magic
  • 2 tbsp. sweetener of your choice – I recommend brown rice syrup or honey
  • 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp. organic burst maca (superfood boost for energy)
Ingredients for Toppings (get creative!) pomegranate seeds, pumpkin seeds and banana.
Directions: 
1. Blend peeled zucchini and almond milk.
2. Mix oats with zucchini and almond milk mixture and cook in a small pot until the liquid is absorbed and the oats expand, about 10 minutes.
3. Add pumpkin puree, stir well, cook a few more minutes.
4. Add raw cacao, stir.
5. Turn off the heat, add sweetener of your choice, and serve with love with toppings of your choice.
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