The Best Zoats Recipe

Everyone knows I love porridge for breakfast. Oats are a very good start into the day, being very nutritious and high in fiber – but there is an even better way. Zoats. What are zoats, you may ask?

Zucchini + Oats = Zoats

But don’t gross out! It may sound weird, but it’s amazing! You won’t even taste the zucchini (depending on how much you add of course) and this is the best way to get in your veggies first thing in the morning! More advantages: zucchinis are extremely low in calories and loaded in vitamins. Swap some of your oats for grated zucchini and you will do yourself a favour! (my favourite aspect: I can eat waaaaay bigger bowls of zoats than usual porridge and yet take in less calories! 😉 )

Also: Studies have found that oats can help ward off hunger—which in turn can help you slim down—and zucchini’s water and fiber content adds fuel to the fat-burning fire. So why not! :)

zucchini oatsThankfully, ‘zoats’ are also very easy to make. All you need to do is measure about two thirds of your usual amount of oats, before grating in as much zucchini as you like. From 2/3 oats and 1/3 zucchini you can work your way up to bigger amounts of zucchini, as soon as you get used to it. Nowadays I love the “slimy-ish” texture the zucchini gives my porridge and use about 3/4 zucchini and 1/4 oats (2-3 tbsp oats). Yum!

My recipe:
1 cup oats
1/3 grated zucchini
1/2 tsp salt
sweetener of choice (I sprinkle stevia on top) or 2 tbsp cocoa powder for chocolate zoats

How to:
1. Place the grated zucchini, oats and water in a large pan over medium heat.
2. Add a tiny pinch of salt and stir with a spoon.
3. Bring to a steady simmer for 5 to 6 minutes, stirring as often as you can to give you smooth creamy oatmeal! Stir in your sweetener or cocoa powder at the end.
4. Add your toppings – my current favourites are kiwifruit, hemp seeds, cacao nibs and peanut butter (but you will know that from Snapchat already!).

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Are you as addicted to a certain breakfast as I am to zoats? And what are your favourite porridge toppings? I am always on the search for new inspiration, as I tend to get stuck with current favourites!

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8 Comments

  1. 24/12/2016 / 14:40

    Ich muss das jetzt auch endlich mal probieren! du hast mich so damit angefixt, dass ich das echt mal ausprobieren möchte. Außerdem liebe ich Zucchini!!! Yom!

  2. Bernarda
    11/11/2016 / 23:33

    I need to try them. But zucchini in oats doesn’t sound too good 😅 I know they are probably delicious. And I eat crazy combinations all the time…hmmm favorite toppings: chia,peanut butter and banana ❤ And go to breakfast-tofu,banana, frozen berries and soy milk (as nicecream)

  3. 10/11/2016 / 19:15

    Moi! Mulle vinkattiin sun päivityksestä puskaradio mikkeli -sivulla fb:ssä. En ite käytä facebookkia enää hirveemmin, joten tulin suoraan tänne kirjoittamaan. Asun siis mikkelissä ja kirjoitan blogia nyt neljättä vuotta. Omani on tähän sun blogiin verrattuna sen verran alempi tasoinen että ihan säälittää, mutta ajattelin kuitenkin ilmoittautua 😀 Rakastan valokuvausta ja tykkäisin kuvata enemmän etenkin ihmisiä, mutta mun kaverit ei oo mitään innokkaimpia malleja/kuvaajia enkä tunne yhtään bloggaajaa. Käy toki kurkkaa mun blogi ja jätä kommenttia tai laita s-postia jos kuvauskaveri kiinnostaa! :)

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    • Lottie
      10/11/2016 / 21:33

      Oi moi ihana Venla! Kiitos niin paljon ihanasta viestistäsi! Ja kivaa kun jätit viestiä tänne, blogikommentit kyllä aina ilahduttaa niin paljon, ne on paljon ihanampia kuin facebook-viestit! Mä käynkin tsekkaamassa heti sun blogin ja laitan sitten viestiä siellä! Olet ihana!

  4. 08/11/2016 / 23:31

    This is the first time I hear of zoats! It sounds really healthy but it’s very unusual and I don’t think I would want to try it!

    • Lottie
      10/11/2016 / 21:20

      Please do! You don’t have to add that much courgette at first! It’s really really good and SO healthy!

  5. 8_liv_9
    08/11/2016 / 19:14

    Oh wie toll! Ich habe soooo sehnsüchtig darauf gewartet :) Super, dass Du Dein Rezept verraten hast. Perfekt, um schon beim Frühstück ein paar Greens zu sich zu nehmen :) Ich habe Zoats schon viel zu lange nicht mehr gegessen, wird es dank Dir ab sofort wieder öfter geben! :-)

    • Lottie
      10/11/2016 / 21:22

      Wenn du es nachkochst, schick mir doch gerne Bilder davon! Ich sammel sie und schreibe morgen einen Blogpost dazu!