Overnight Zoats- 2 Variations: Zucchini Bread + Chocolate Peanut Butter [Gluten Free]

Overnight zoats is a creative way to sneak a serving of vegetables in your breakfast! Adding zucchini to your oatmeal adds volume and is undetectable in flavor. Both variations, zucchini bread and chocolate peanut butter, will satisfy your taste buds while providing you a nourishing breakfast. Happy Friday my foodies! I hope you have all had a glorious week. I have been slowly easing back into work after a week and a half off. Although, I don't think I can complain too much, Nick and I are both taking a half day for a wedding we have here locally later this afternoon. Our last wedding of the season, so sad! At least we will be together for this one. Having to divide and conquer weddings (Nick stayed for the wedding in Puerto Rico and I went to the wedding in Colorado) made me realize how much more fun weddings are when we can be together! I need my dance partner, and Nick does his best to try and keep up ;) (In his defense, I do dance a little crazy at weddings...)

One of the first things I wanted when I got back from vacation were these overnight zoats. I AM OBSESSED. Per usual. I usually discover a new food or new method of eating something, and eat it obsessively until I get sick and tired of it. Trying my  hardest not to do this with the zoats, but I cannot help it!

Adding grated zucchini to your overnight oats (aka overnight zoats) helps add loads of volume, and the rule of volumetrics is evident in this recipe. I feel fuller, longer because of the added volume created by the zucchini.These recipes also contain other favorite foods of mine. Greek yogurt, chia seeds, rolled oats, banana, almond milk (or milk of preference) and peanut butter are all regulars in my diet. I like using Greek yogurt and peanut butter in this recipe to bump up the protein factor, but this recipe can be modified based on your needs!

The zucchini bread overnight zoats taste AMAZING with a crumbled graham cracker and nut butter on top, and I love the chocolate and peanut butter overnight zoats with cacao nibs and peanut butter. The nut butter obsession is real, my friends.

These recipes are inspired by the recipe by the lovely Hummusapien for zucchini banana overnight oats.

Zucchini Bread Overnight Zoats
Recipe Type: Breakfast
Author: Victoria Myers RD/N, LD/N
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1/3-1/2 cup rolled oats (use certified gluten free oats, if needed)
  • 1/2 T chia seeds
  • 1-2 T cashew or almond butter
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4-1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 grated zucchini
  • 1/2 sliced banana
  • 1 t-1 T pure maple syrup
  • Splash of vanilla extract
  • Dash of: cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl, pour into a mason jar and let sit overnight. Top with desired toppings and enjoy!
Notes
Almond milk amount depending on preference. I prefer thicker overnight oatmeal, so I use less almond milk.[br]I use a teaspoon of sugar typically. If I feel it needs a little more sweetness, I'll add a drizzle on top before eating.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Zoats
Author: Victoria Myers RD/N, LD/N
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1/3-1/2 cup rolled oats (use certified gluten free oats, if needed)
  • 1/2 T chia seeds
  • 1-2 Tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1 T cacao (or cocoa) powder
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4-1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 grated zucchini
  • 1/2 sliced banana
  • 1 t-1 T honey
  • Splash of vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl, pour into a mason jar and let sit overnight. Enjoy with desired toppings and enjoy!
Notes
Almond milk amount depending on preference. I prefer thicker overnight oatmeal, so I use less almond milk.[br]I use a teaspoon of sugar typically. If I feel it needs a little more sweetness, I'll add a drizzle on top before eating.

Overnight zoats is a great way to sneak extra vegetables in your diet! Try two different variations, zucchini bread or chocolate peanut butter

Both of these can be made as part of your weekly food prep and can last in the fridge for up to a week,

I hope you enjoy these recipes, and if you make them show me your creations! Tag me  at @the_diehard_foodie and use the hashtags #nourishyoself and #diehaRDfoodiefinds.

Cheers to the weekend!

Nourish yo'self,

Victoria