Zucchini Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal Cups

Packed with wholesome, nourishing ingredients, satisfying and so delicious, these Zucchini Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal Cups are a perfect make-ahead breakfast or snack. Super easy to make! Gluten-free, Nut-Free, Egg-Free and Dairy-Free optional.

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Zucchini Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal Cups

Easy, Nourishing, Satisfying and Delicious!

So excited for you to try these Zucchini Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal Cups!

They’re packed with wholesome nourishing ingredients, super satisfying and so delicious!  A perfect make-ahead breakfast or snack!

Plus they are gluten-free, egg-free, nut-free, dairy-free optional.

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A little background…

Baked oatmeal has been a trend for a while now and while it sounded good, I wasn’t sure my family would love it, so I never tried it.

Then I was introduced to Ilana of Stylish Spoon who sells her oatmeal cups at our local farmers market and I loved them! The idea of making them in individual portions and freezing them appealed to me instantly! If you’ve followed me a while, you know I love having a freezer full of snacks and treats!

So after months of enjoying the Stylish Spoon oatmeal cups, I decided I wanted to try making some myself.

And as it happens to be zucchini season and I can’t get enough zucchini, it seemed like an obvious flavor choice! Add in some chips, because zucchini + chocolate chips is such a great combo and these Zucchini Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cups came to life!

So let’s make them!

They are super EASY to make!

Before I get to the ingredients…

I have a cooking video on this page, and as with all our recipes, there is a printable recipe with exact measurements at the bottom of this page.

All you need is 12 ingredients:

ground flaxseed meal

chia seeds

zucchini

banana

maple syrup

gluten-free oats

milk or dairy-free milk of choice

vanilla

salt

cinnamon

baking powder

mini chocolate chips

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They come together quickly.

Start by shredding your zucchini and letting it sit and drain water, while you gather the rest of your ingredients.

I just use a simple box shredder.

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Next make your flax egg, which is just flaxseed meal mixed with water.

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Then all you do is mix the wet ingredients together in a large bowl.

Then add in the dry ingredients.

Then mix in the zucchini and chocolate chips.

Spoon evenly into muffin tins, top with extra chocolate chips and bake!

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Your home will smell amazing while they bake for 30 minutes!

Let sit in the muffin tins for 5-10 minutes to continue cooking/ setting, then let cool on a drying rack if you plan to store them in the refrigerator or freezer.

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The texture will be as expected, like a baked oatmeal — super soft when it comes out of the oven but as they cool, they hold together beautifully!

zucchini chocolate chip baked oatmeal cups gluten free www.healthygffamily.comGreat flavor and super satisfying, they’ve been a huge hit with all my taste testers and hope you love them too!

They store well in the refrigerator for several days and the freezer for longer.

And you can enjoy them room temperature or heat up in the microwave for 15-30 seconds.

Hope you love them!

For more zucchini recipes:

Lemon Zucchini Bread

Best Zucchini Bread

Crispy Zucchini Fries

Pasta with Zucchini & Tomatoes

Caprese Pesto Zoodles

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins

and more zucchini recipes!

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Recipe

Zucchini Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cups
 
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Packed with wholesome, nourishing ingredients, satisfying and so delicious, these Zucchini Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal Cups are a perfect make-ahead breakfast or snack. Super easy to make! Store well in the refrigerator for several days or the freezer for 3 months. Enjoy at room temperature or warm in the microwave for 15-30 seconds.
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Recipe type: Breakfast, Snack, Zucchini Recipe
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Egg-Free, Dairy-Free optional
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 1⅓ cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • ½ cup mashed banana
  • 1 flax egg (1 tablespoon flaxseed meal + 2.5 tablespoons water, soaked 5 minutes)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cup gluten-free oats
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 cup zucchini, shredded, let stand for 10 mins and gently press out excess liquid
  • ⅓ cup chips + plus extra for topping
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line 12 muffin tins with paper liners, lightly spray or oil paper liners to avoid sticking.
  2. If you haven't already, shred your zucchini and let stand while you gather the rest of your ingredients, then gently press out any excess water using a paper towel or cheese cloth.
  3. If you haven't already, prepare your flax egg by mixing flaxseed meal with water and let stand for 5 minutes.
  4. In a large mixing bowl add all liquid ingredients: milk, maple syrup, mashed banana, flax egg and vanilla and mix to combine.
  5. Add dry ingredients: oats, chia seeds, baking powder, cinnamon and salt and mix to combine.
  6. Add zucchini and chocolate chips (reserve a few for topping if you like, or just add extra on top!) and mix to combine. Mixture will be a little liquidy.
  7. Using a small ladel or large spoon, spoon mixture into prepared muffin tins as evenly as possible, gently spooning or pressing mixture flat and into corners. Top with extra chocolate chips if desired.
  8. Bake 30 minutes, or until set and a toothpick comes out clean.
  9. Let rest for 5 mins, then enjoy! Or let cool on a baking rack.
  10. Store in the refrigerator for several days or freezer for up to 3 months.
  11. Reheat in microwave for 15-30 seconds to warm as desired.

 

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