Veggie Packed Baked Oatmeal

The idea for this oatmeal popped into my head while I was on a run the other day. I had had zucchini oatmeal that morning for breakfast and made carrot cake cupcakes the week prior. Veggies in sweet treats, baked goods, and breakfast must have been on my mind! I had also been wanting to create some more breakfast recipes. So this Veggie Packed Baked Oatmeal was born!

It is the perfect breakfast option for busy mornings or if you simply want to get all your cooking done at one time. Just make this oatmeal bake in the beginning of the week and then when it comes time for breakfast heat a portion up …. top with a spoonful of nut butter, some chopped apple or your fruit of choice, and extra chocolate chips for good measure! I mean you don’t have to add more chocolate chips but like why would you not!?!

veggie packed baked oatmeal in a white baking dish

What you need for this Veggie Packed Baked Oatmeal!

  • oats
  • carrot
  • zucchini
  • apple
  • egg
  • cinnamon
  • vanilla extract
  • pure maple syrup
  • almond butter
  • baking powder
  • optional: chocolate chips of choice!

Let’s talk about veggies first! You may be super skeptical of putting vegetables in your breakfast, let alone your oatmeal. But trust me you cannot taste the carrot or zucchini whatsoever! This oatmeal bake is a perfect way to sneak some veggies into breakfast, especially if you’re like me and would always choose a sweet breakfast over a savory one. The veggies give this oatmeal a nutritional boost that you won’t even notice!

Next up, our main ingredient! I think this one is pretty obvious, but its oats. If you are a lover of all things oats … i’m talking good old classic oatmeal, overnight oats, homemade granola, baking with oat flour …. you will love this bake! It is just the right level of sweet, deliciously cinnamony, and the perfect vessel for all your favorite breakfast goodies.

a square of veggie packed baked oatmeal topped with apple and almond butter, there is also a fork

This baked oatmeal gets its sweetness from a little bit of maple syrup and also some shredded apple! I love the use of apple in this because it is such a natural source of sweetness, and also pairs wonderfully with the cinnamon. Speaking of cinnamon, there is tons of that in this recipe, along with a splash of vanilla extract to give the bake its flavor. Lastly I used an egg to bind everything together, baking powder for a little rise, and chocolate on top! You could use any type of chocolate here or none at all if you’re not into chocolate at breakfast. I used dark chocolate chips and white chocolate chips and I have to say the white chocolate was absolutely phenomenal, I would highly recommend.

How to make this Veggie Packed Baked Oatmeal!

  1. Set your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Peel the carrot and apple, then shred the carrot, zucchini, and apple with a cheese grater.
  3. Combine the shredded fruit and vegetables in a bowl.
  4. Add in the almond butter, egg, maple syrup, almond milk, and vanilla extract.
  5. Next stir in the oats, cinnamon, and baking powder.
  6. Pour the mixture into a greased 9×9 baking pan or dish. (I have not tested with a different sized dish, but if you use a smaller one I would suggest adding more baking time)
  7. Top with your choice of chocolate chips. This is an optional step but I highly recommend white chocolate chips!
  8. Bake for 25 minutes.
  9. Let cool and cut into squares.
  10. Store in the fridge and enjoy!
a close up of one veggie packed baked oatmeal square

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veggie packed baked oatmeal in a white baking dish
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Veggie Packed Baked Oatmeal

This Veggie Packed Baked Oatmeal is the perfect breakfast to prep ahead of time if you have busy mornings or simply want to get your cooking done all at once!  It is a delicious level of sweet, full of hidden veggies, and the perfect vessel for all your favorite breakfast goodies.

  • Author: Kayla Berman
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 16 squares 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shredded apple
  • 1/2 cup shredded zucchini
  • about 1 cup shredded carrot
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup (4 tbsp if you want things to be a little sweeter!)
  • 2 tsp cinnamon (or more to taste!)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

Instructions

  1. Set the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Peel the carrot and apple, then shred the carrot, zucchini, and apple with a cheese grater.
  3. Combine the shredded fruit and vegetables in a bowl.
  4. Add in the almond butter, egg, maple syrup, almond milk, and vanilla extract.
  5. Next stir in the oats, cinnamon, and baking powder.
  6. Pour the mixture into a greased 9×9 baking pan or dish. (I have not tested with a different sized dish, but if you use a smaller one I would suggest adding more baking time)
  7. Top with your choice of chocolate chips. This is an optional step but I highly recommend white chocolate chips!
  8. Bake for 25 minutes.
  9. Let cool and cut into squares.
  10. Store in the fridge and enjoy!

Keywords: oatmeal, healthy oatmeal, baked oatmeal, healthy baked oatmeal, breakfast, healthy breakfast, vegetables, chocolate, chocolate chip oatmeal

6 Comments

  1. What would you suggest as a sub for almond butter? Is peanut butter ok?

  2. How long can they be stored for?

    • Kayla Berman

      You could store in the fridge for about a week and freeze for much longer! I would say that most of my baked goods usually last in the freezer for a couple weeks to a month.

  3. So good!!!! Made this for me and my family and we all really loved it!!! I was sceptical in the beginning because I’ve never baked whith zucchini before but it turned out amazing. I’m definitely going to be making this more often

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