Super Thick Overnight Oats

Overnight oats are a blessing. Maybe not a photogenic blessing, but certainly a welcome gift on busy mornings where time is of the essence. Lately, during that time of the school year where the snooze button becomes a bad friend that pushes you into the realm of avoidable hurry, overnight oats have become a delectable treat of convenience. And I believe I have developed the perfect overnight oatmeal recipe.

Adaptable, easy, flavorful, and balanced, this porridge is a newfound staple of mine. The creamy thickness coats your mouth and fills your stomach, leaving you pleasantly satisfied for hours after eating. This is also a customizable bowl. Feel free to change the liquid, switch any extracts and spices, or add non acidic fruits and vegetables (acidic fruits, like berries, tend to turn sour overnight) to paint a flavor onto the oats. Changing the protein powder, adding spreads or jams, or other flavoring powders will give the same effect. This is a basic recipe that you can change to suit your personal needs. Vegans can simply replace the yogurt with applesauce, mashed banana, pumpkin (and additional sweetener) or coconut yogurt. Whey or other protein powders can be substituted for the pea protein powder, whey just upsets my stomach and this is what I had on hand!

Perfectly Thick Overnight Oats

Ingredients

1/2-1 cup shredded zucchini

1/2 cup oatmeal

1/2 cup yogurt**

1/4 cup cashew milk

1 scoop of protein powder**I used vanilla orgain organic pea protein

1-2 tablespoons of raisons

1 teaspoon of honey or stevia

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cinnamon, to taste

Nearly Empty or “Nearly Empty” nut butter jar

**see above for substitutions

Directions

1. Add the shredded zucchini to a bowl and cook in the microwave with a tabkespoon water for a few minutes (I do three, but this will change depending on your microwave. Just make sure your zucchini is well cooked! You could omit the zucchini if you wanted.

2. Remove the cooked zucchini from the microwave, add the oats and yogurt, and stir.

3. Wait a few minutes for the mixture to cool a bit before adding the cinnamon, vanilla extract, raisons, protein powder, and milk. The mixture will be quite thick. You can add more milk, if desired.

4. Plop the mixture into the peanut butter jar. Lid it and let it sit overnight.

5. In the morning, add more nut butter, some nuts, some fruit, and anything else you desire! Enjoy your perfect bowl of oatmeal!

IMG_1133-0(Bonus- no dishes to clean!!)

Recap of a Crazy Busy Week- Some Fun Recipes!

This week was insanity. A nonstop whirl of school, rehearsal, runs throughout the neighborhood, and long hours at the gym (the treadmill has become bearable.. but I will always refer to it as the “dread-mill”)

So, the blog kind of took a backseat position for a few days- but, don’t worry, I thought of you all often, and took many pictures after creating a couple of fun things!

This week brought about quite a few wonderful oatmeal bowls:

I found some Justins peanut butter cups on clearance at Kroger, and I bought ALL of them. Oh my gosh, I recommend them so much! Anyway, Monday morning brought some rather simple vanilla zoats, topped with a banana, a peanut butter cup, some raspberries, some pistachios, and some of Justins honey peanut butter! So delicious and filling!

I found some Justins peanut butter cups on clearance at Kroger, and I bought ALL of them. Oh my gosh, I recommend them so much!
Anyway, Monday morning brought some rather simple vanilla zoats, topped with a banana, a peanut butter cup, some raspberries, some pistachios, and some of Justins honey peanut butter!
So delicious and filling!

I was forced to upgrade my bowl for Tuesdays oatmeal. The combination of zucchini, orange, egg whites, and protein powder flooded my usual bowl. I wasn't complaining though! Chocolate Orange Zoats made with some Vega Protein Powder. I topped this thick porridge with a chopped banana, and some melted Trader Joes Salted Peanut Butter.

I was forced to upgrade my bowl for Tuesdays oatmeal. The combination of zucchini, orange, egg whites, and protein powder flooded my usual bowl. I wasn’t complaining though!
Chocolate Orange Zoats made with some Vega Protein Powder. I topped this thick porridge with a chopped banana, and some melted Trader Joes Salted Peanut Butter.

This photo looks so strange. I tried to make it aesthetically pleasing but it just looks.. awkward. Oh well, the bowl tasted quite amazing! Vanilla Zoats topped with a Justins Peanut Butter Cup and a sliced banana!

This photo looks so strange. I tried to make it aesthetically pleasing but it just looks.. awkward. Oh well, the bowl tasted quite amazing!
Vanilla Zoats topped with a Justins Peanut Butter Cup and a sliced banana!

This was a good one! Friday morning oats, complete with an aesthetic flair! Gingerbread cookie oats (recipe needs some refining but watch out for it!) topped with a peanut butter cup, a banana, some pistachios, and some Trader Joe's List Flax and Chia Peanut Butter!

This was a good one! Friday morning oats, complete with an aesthetic flair!
Gingerbread cookie oats (recipe needs some refining but watch out for it!) topped with a peanut butter cup, a banana, some pistachios, and some Trader Joe’s List Flax and Chia Peanut Butter!

I eat oatmeal everyday, but a couple of the bowls I either forgot to take a picture of, orrrr I am saving them for an upcoming recipe post! So watch out for some delicious ideas coming your way!

But this week had more than oatmeal. So, so, so, much more. Like this:

A grilled mango and dark chocolate sandwich. YOU READ THAT RIGHT. MANGO AND CHOCOLATE SMASHED BETWEEN BREAD AND THEN TOASTED. CAN I GET AN AMEN!

A grilled mango and dark chocolate sandwich. YOU READ THAT RIGHT. MANGO AND CHOCOLATE SMASHED BETWEEN BREAD AND THEN TOASTED.
CAN I GET AN AMEN!

OK that one was super enthralling for me. And it tasted amazing. Mmmm. But I do eat more than chocolate and oatmeal, I promise haha.

Last Sunday night I made a giant batch of 16 beans soup that lasted me half of the week! It was so convenient, and super tasty as well! All I did was leave a "16 bean mix" from Kroger to soak overnight. Then I added broth and cooked the soaked beans for 1 hour. I added an onion, a bag of frozen sliced carrots, a tbs of chili powder, a tbs of sriracha, a teaspoon of salt, and other spices to taste, and let that simmer for another hour. Viola! Easy soup! To serve, I would add boiled potatoes, some go veggie cheese, and some sriracha sauce! So delicious!

Last Sunday night I made a giant batch of 16 beans soup that lasted me half of the week! It was so convenient, and super tasty as well!
All I did was leave a “16 bean mix” from Kroger to soak overnight. Then I added broth and cooked the soaked beans for 1 hour. I added an onion, a bag of frozen sliced carrots, a tbs of chili powder, a tbs of sriracha, a teaspoon of salt, and other spices to taste, and let that simmer for another hour. Viola! Easy soup!
To serve, I would add boiled potatoes, some go veggie cheese, and some sriracha sauce! So delicious!

A quick and easy pre-gym meal for me this week! A tortilla stuffed with hummus, greens, tofu, shredded carrots, and go veggie cheese. Alongside some carrots, this always got me through my workout with energy and no upset stomach! (Runners trots are the WORST!)

A quick and easy pre-gym meal for me this week! A tortilla stuffed with hummus, greens, tofu, shredded carrots, and go veggie cheese. Alongside some carrots, this always got me through my workout with energy and no upset stomach! (Runners trots are the WORST!)

And then the weekend rolled around. The weekends are my favorite, as they are usually filled with activities I enjoy that keep me busy. School is busy, but isn’t exactly fun haha. But I would rather be at school than be at home doing nothing. It is probably just me, but laying around is only entertaining for a couple hours before I just feel lazy and bored!!!

The weekend was also filled with easy snacks and meals.

A snack that I will always enjoy. A quest bar and some fruit. So easy, so fast, and SO FILLING.

A snack that I will always enjoy. A quest bar and some fruit. So easy, so fast, and SO FILLING.

A "big snack", or just a typical snack for me heehheehehe. 2 pieces of toasted Ezekial Bread smashed together with Go Veggie Cheese, served up with a rainbow of fruits and veggies!

A “big snack”, or just a typical snack for me heehheehehe.
2 pieces of toasted Ezekial Bread smashed together with Go Veggie Cheese, served up with a rainbow of fruits and veggies!

And now I am sitting at my computer, after completing a AWESOME half-marathon this morning. Eating this:

Greek Yogurt topped with a chopped apple, some blackberries, and some sweet potato butter (SO GOOD OMG)

Greek Yogurt topped with a chopped apple, some blackberries, and some sweet potato butter (SO GOOD OMG)

And that was my week! Next week will bring in some recipes, so keep your eyes peeled!!!

Choco-Cherry Baked Oatmeal… With a Surprise Ingredient!

Baked oatmeal is a luxury that only weekends give me the time for. After a long, and lately, cold, run in temperamental weather, all I want is warm food and a hot shower.
So, baked oatmeal is a wonderful connivence, because I can mix the batter, pop it in the oven, take a shower, and then eat. The walk down the stairs, when I can smell the oatmeal getting crispy and melty, is always one of bliss 🙂
Kroger this week has a fantastic sale on cherries. Sure, they were a bit bruised, but they still tasted heavenly. Cherries are one of my absolute favorite fruits. They are also, unfortunately, expensive. Whole Foods asks for $11 a pound, no joke. So I jumped with glee when I saw the $2 a pound sale.
This week has been filled with cherry-tastic oatmeal. This baked oatmeal was one I had to share though. It was so… perfect.
And a hidden ingredient, which was a total “i-really-hope-this-works-please-work” kind if idea, made the oatmeal moist without the addition of oil, butter, yogurt, etc. No, this vegetable replaced several ingredients at once.
Cauliflower.
Wait! Come back! I am not crazy, I swear! After I puréed the white wonderfulness with some cashew milk, it turned into a beautifully creamy baked oatmeal base. It was so simple too, something anybody with a blender could do. And the extra veggies? Talk about an added bonus!!
Anyway, onto the recipe!

Baked Choco-Cherry Suprise Oatmeal
Ingredients:
1/2 cup cooked cauliflower
1/4 cup cashew or almond milk
1/2 cup raw rolled oatmeal
1 scoop Vega-One chocolate protein powder (any other chocolate protein powder can replace this, including a whey product. Or, use vanilla protein powder and some cocoa powder!)
3/4 cup pitted fresh cherries, plus some more for topping.
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Optional Add-Ins
A small handful of pistachios
1 teaspoon of coconut sugar

Directions:
1. Preheat the oven to 350F
2. Whip out a blender, and blend the cauliflower and cashew/almond milk together. I used a personal serving ninja thingy that I adore!
3. Next, transfer the purée to a bowl, and add the oatmeal. Let that sit while you chop the pits out of the cherries.
4. Add a scoop of protein powder, the cherries, the baking powder, the vanilla, and any optional add-ins.
5. Place in the oven for 35 minutes, remove, top with desired toppings, and then devour! (Careful, it will be hot!)

Ignore the hand mit- this baby was fresh from the oven and piping hot!

Ignore the hand mit- this baby was fresh from the oven and piping hot!

Cocoa Roasted Butternut Squash + This Weeks Favorites

The first week of the New Year has opened with triumphant bang- I have high hopes for the upcoming days that will mesh together to mold 2015. Strange, typing that phrase on this document. 2015. It feels like a wind has settled right beneath my fingertips, a final goodbye to 2014.

At school particularly, It feels quite strange writing 2015 in the corner-tops of my papers, for even though I acknowledge in my head it is 2015, the idea hasn’t permeated my conscious thinking too effectively. Oh well, hopefully by October I will have the year straight in my mind 😉

This Sunday was one for the running PR books. I ran my farthest distance yet, clocking in a 14.34 miles. Typing it makes is that much more real, and my heart dances thinking I ran over a half-marathon. In the past few weeks, while my pace has improved slightly along with my average mileage, the thing that has seen the most improvement is my mental fortitude. I used to be unable to run far distances on a track, but on wonderful christmas cruise I breezed through 9 miles on the upper level track. I used to groan at the thought of running after school, but now I rush home so I can hit the road. Running truly does become an obsession after you get into it. I can’t picture my life without it anymore. I am enthralled for the races that this year shall bring. I have a few that I am keeping my eye on at the moment, and am hoping to sign up soon 🙂

This week was also a celebratory one for my taste buds. I whipped a butternut squash from my closet and performed some magic, and am pleased to share the final result!

Look at this beauty. Oh, it was gone so fast. I couldn't get enough of the rich taste!

Look at this beauty. Oh, it was gone so fast. I couldn’t get enough of the rich taste!

It was so easy too. First, I cut the stem from the squash, cut it in half, and seeded it. Then, I heat the oven to “convection bake, 425F” and placed the halves in on a baking tin, face up, and let it bake for around 45 minutes. Before I put the halves in, I topped them with some cocoa powder, cinnamon, and stevia. Then, after I let it cool, I added peanut butter and coconut oil, and devoured it! Some melted dark chocolate on this would have been perfecttttt.

I need to buy more squash ASAP, I am down to the bare bones in my pantry….

I also created some quick and easy broccoli slaw. At Meijer this week, all of the broccoli slaw went on “managers special”, and was about $1 for a huge bag of the stuff. So, naturally, I bought four big bags. I made broccoli pasta with most of it (just broccoli slaw sautéed with garlic and spaghetti sauce- SO EASY AND YUMMY), but I had an idea to make some coleslaw after I saw something similar on pintrest.

This was easy as well (I love easy!). All I needed was 1.5 cups raw broccoli slaw, 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt, 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar, 2 teaspoons Dijon Mustard, some spices (I threw in onion powder, paprika, and some pepper), as well a tablespoon of craisons (or raisons), and a tablespoon of sunflower seeds. So so so easy, and so delicious! Just mix and serve!

Yum! And so colorful!!

Yum! And so colorful!!

I also had the most delicious bowl of oatmeal ever. Lately I have been loving “flooding” my oatmeal, which is basically just splashing the piping hot oatmeal with a cool liquid. My favorite is juice- specifically carrot or pomegranate juice. (I could talk about carrot juice foreverrrr. I love love LOVE the stuff. Any yes, I am slightly orange!)

Sweet potato pomegranate oats, topped with a banana, peanut butter, and a splash of pomegranate juice. So wonderful, and so full of carbilicioius energy!

Sweet potato pomegranate oats, topped with a banana, peanut butter, and a splash of pomegranate juice. So wonderful, and so full of carbilicioius energy!

This week has been a great week so far! I am hoping for a strong finish, and not just to the week but for the year. Maybe that it looking ahead too far, but thinking in advance is one of my guilty pleasures 🙂

How has your week been? Tell me below!! (I won’t bite!!)

Overnight Oatmeal… Lots of it

I love planning things ahead of time. One less thing to do later makes me happier now. The rush of pure relief that accompanies finishing a project, or list of things to do, is one of the best feelings in the world. I love accomplishing things, plain and simple.

That is one of the reasons I adore overnight oats. They allow me to get more things done in the morning, and save me stress later in the day. Or at least allow me to get that extra twenty minutes of sleep on crazy weekdays. Twenty minutes doesn’t sound like much, but trust me, it is. Twenty minutes is pure heaven on some mornings:)

Overnight oats can be easily made the night before a busy morning, or a couple of days in advance. And the directions are so wonderfully simple- just combine things in a jar and shake shake shake!! Even better than a jar is a “almost” empty peanut butter jar. Mmmmm peanut butter. Anybody else a total nut butter addict? I know I am!

Anyway, there is a basic recipe that I find myself coming back to again and again. I take this recipe, add and subtract ingredients, and flavor it to my own needs. It had taken quite a bit of experimentation to find the perfect combination, but I FINALLY figured out the correct ratio!

Basic Overnight Oats

Ingredients:

½ Cup Rolled Oatmeal

1/3 Cup Liquid (anything but water, I usually use unsweetened almond milk)

¼ Cup Greek Yogurt (Try multiple flavors for lots of fun!)

1 Tablespoon Raisons

½ Tablespoon Chia Seeds

½ Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Optional Add-Ins (Add according to personal wants)

Seeds/Nuts, Honey, Chopped Dried Fruit, Flax Seed, Certain Fruits (Bananas, apples, and pomegranates work wonderfully, but certain fruits- namely berries- turn nasty and sour after being left overnight),Cocoa Powder, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Protein Powder,Cooked Zucchini, Grated Carrot, Cooked Sweet Potato, The options are endless!!

And now for a gallery of delicious things:

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In a kind-of-not-really empty jar of cinnamon peanut butter, I threw together the basic recipe plus some pomegranate seeds, cocoa powder, and cocoa nibs. Perfect!!

Oh boy, this one is a bit of a throwback! Back in the summer, when blackberries were actually affordable, I made some vanilla overnight oats, and then topped them with mashed blackberries and warmed banana slices. And peanut butter. Always peanut butter.

Oh boy, this one is a bit of a throwback! Back in the summer, when blackberries were actually affordable, I made some vanilla overnight oats, and then topped them with mashed blackberries and warmed banana slices. And peanut butter. Always peanut butter.

Coffee lovers unite! This one was a bit on the liquidy side (I was still experimenting), but I wasn't complaining, especially since it was peppermint coffeee flavored. With raisons. And cocoa nibs. And later- peanut butter!

Coffee lovers unite! This one was a bit on the liquidy side (I was still experimenting), but I wasn’t complaining, especially since it was peppermint coffeee flavored. With raisons. And cocoa nibs. And later- peanut butter!

Bad photo you say?? Well I agree, but in truth there is not such thing as a bad photo when oatmeal is involved. You know it is true! Dark chocolate banana overnight oatmeal, topped with more banana and, of course, peanut butter!

Bad photo you say?? Well I agree, but in truth there is not such thing as a bad photo when oatmeal is involved. You know it’s true! Dark chocolate banana overnight oatmeal, topped with more banana and, of course, peanut butter!

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I wish Justin’s almond butter wasn’t so darn expensive. Otherwise, I would bathe in this stuff. Liquid gold, I tell you. Liquid gold! This was overnight hazelnut oatmeal, topped with some whey sauce, and walnuts.

One of my more creative feats regarding overnight oats- watermelon pumpkin overnight oatmeal! The recipe still needs to be perfected now that I am thinking of it.....

One of my more creative feats regarding overnight oats- watermelon pumpkin overnight oatmeal! The recipe still needs to be perfected now that I am thinking of it…..

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KREMA IS MAGNIFICENT! One ingredient only: Peanuts. Talk about stellar!!! This beaut was overnight cranberry zoats!

Orangesickle overnight oatmeal. The lighting makes it look kind of alienly. In a good way, of course. This alieny pot was pretty delicious!

Orangesickle overnight oatmeal. The lighting makes it look kind of alienly. In a good way, of course. This alieny pot was pretty delicious!

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Peanut Butter Jars for dayssssss! This was a nearly empty jar of Naturally More pb, filled with overnight coconut oats. Side note- peanut butter and coconut is HEAVENLY.

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One of the many many reasons I love trader joes is their almond butter. It is low in price, low in added sugars and chemicals, and HIGH in flavor. Almond buttahhhh for days. Anyways, this was banana cream pie overnight oats. I later added some strawberries and more almond butter!

And we come to the last jar I have saved. Mango banana overnight oats. The best just might be last in this case. The pureed mango and banana made for a marvelous taste that made my taste buds soar. Plus the peanut butter went extremely well with the dish:)!

And we come to the last jar I have saved. (Certainly not the last jar I have eaten, however!)  Mango banana overnight oats. The best just might be last in this case. The pureed mango and banana made for a marvelous taste that made my tongue dance. Plus the peanut butter went extremely well with the dish:)!

Cranberry Peppermint Bark Oatmeal

I love the determination that accompanies a new year. The resolutions that pile one on top of another as people determine exactly who they want to be when the new year comes crashing by. 2015 is no exception, and I have witnessed people left and right pinpoint the reinventions that will lead them into a new year, a new change, a new them.

Perhaps even more exciting than the prospect of potential changes is the achievement of those goals as the year passes by. Not all dreams will be realized, I am realistic in that sense. I know that many people will make goals that will sit unfulfilled in a sad little wish tucked away in a drawer. But those few that rise above the failures prove to me that anything is possible. “Shoot for the moon, even if you miss you will land among the stars” -Anonymous

I have a few goals for myself this year- goals that make me nervous, anxious, maybe a little fearful. Goals that make me excited and ready to change. I am ambitious and I am proud of that fact. I have always been rather fond of sticking to my hopes and aspirations, and 2015 shall be no exception.

But let us venture back into the realm of the present. Today I perfected a recipe that had been in the works for a while now. It must be a sign, for such perfection to happen on the last day of 2014. After I took the first bite I knew that this was recipe that had to be shared. It includes some winter essentials, pomegranate and cranberry bits that add delectable bursts of flavor. The baking of the oatmeal adds an effect of a celebration. And the ever-present shredded zucchini adds some nutrition without stealing any decadence.

This was definitely a good breakfast to end 2014. As sad as it is to acknowledge that this year is coming to a close, for it has most definitely been a fantastic one, I am extremely excited to reach toward a new year, a new change, and a new me.

Cranberry Peppermint Bark Oatmeal with Pomegranate Arils

Ingredients
1/2 cup rolled oatmeal
1/2 cup shredded zucchini
1/4 cup fresh cranberries
1/4 cup pomegranate arils
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 egg white
1 tbs coconut flour
4 squares chopped dark chocolate, or a handful of chocolate chips
Handful of nut of choice (I used pistachio)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract

Directions

1) Preheat the oven to 375F
2) Cook the shredded zucchini in the microwave with a splash of water for two minutes and thirty seconds.
3) Remove from the microwave and add all of the wet ingredients. Stir well, and then add all of the dry ingredients.
4) Grease a oven safe ramekin or bowl, and pour the batter inside. It should be thick but not dry or clumpy.
5) Bake for 25-30 minutes, until desired consistency is reached.
6) Remove from the oven, and top with pomegranate seeds, more chocolate, a dash of cocoa powder, or even some crushed peppermint if that is what you choose. Devour!!

Adorned with extra pomegranate seeds, this oatmeal bowl quickly stole my heart!

Adorned with extra pomegranate seeds, this oatmeal bowl quickly stole my heart!

New Blog + Zucchini Oatmeal Bread

Hello! Thanks for taking a look at my blog!

I am Abby, an avid runner with a passion for nutrition and healthy cooking. And peanut butter:) I decided it was time to create a blog to share some of my adventures on the trail and in the kitchen, considering I already follow (more like stalk) a couple of healthy living blogs, and have entertained the idea for about six months. I am really excited to begin sharing my journey with you, starting with this recipe for Zucchini Bread I whipped up yesterday!

Ahhh zucchini. I can never seem to spell it correctly. But I throw the delectable vegetable in nearly everything I eat. Oatmeal, soups, veggie pastas, cakes, muffins, breads. Nothing is safe from some shredded zucchini. The best part is that I can seldom taste it, and even if I do, it tastes pretty delicious. If you don’t like to shred it, consider blending it and using it like you would applesauce or mashed banana; as a fantastic oil replacement. It is surprisingly moist and is a great replacement. Admittedly, it isn’t as good as some applesauce or banana, but hey, it works!

Back to the bread. This stuff is addicting. I made five mini-loaves yesterday afternoon and have eaten four. Filling, moist, dense, and packed full of vegetables! It even has some protein! One mini-loaf has ten grams of protein, and it would be more if you choose to add some protein powder!

In my recipe, I choose to make the bread extremely dense. If you would like a fluffier bread, reduce to applesauce to one cup, and increase the whole wheat four to one and a half cups. Whip the eggs until they are slightly fluffy before you add them to the batter, and add a bit more milk if it feels too dry. Also, I usually add some raisons or walnuts to my bread.

This recipe is fantastic to use as a base, so feel free to add, remove, or tweak any of the directions or ingredients below!

Zucchini Oatmeal Bread

Ingredients:

2-3 cups shredded zucchini, depending on your tastes
1 1/2 cups unsweetened applesauce
1 cup whole wheat flour*
1 cup oat flour* (read directions if you have none!)
1 cup stevia, coconut sugar, or sugar of choice*
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking soda*
1 tsp baking powder*
3 eggs
1/4 cup almond milk
1 tsp cinnamon*
1/2 tsp nutmeg*
1/2 tsp salt*
Pinch of Cream of Tartar and Nutmeg*

Directions:

If you have no oat flour, blend a cup of raw rolled or quick oats to make some easily. Then, mix all of the dry ingredients (marked with an asterisk) in a large mixing bowl. Next, blend all wet ingredients until fluffy, excluding the zucchini. Combine the wet and dry ingredients, and then mix in the shredded zucchini. Pour the batter into some greased mini-loaf tins. Alternately, you could use regular loaf pans. Bake at 350F for 45 minutes, or longer if you use a regular loaf pan. Check the loaves before you remove them from the oven, a toothpick inserted in the loaves should come out clean.

Make sure you taste the batter before you pop it into the oven! Feel free to add walnuts, raisons, or coconut oil for added yummy points!

Zucchini Oatmeal Bread in its most glorious form- with cranberry sauce (from Trader Joes) and yogurt on the side. Served up with some fresh raspberries and apple slices. An absolutely perfect snack!!

Zucchini Oatmeal Bread in its most glorious form- with cranberry sauce (from Trader Joes) and yogurt on the side. Served up with some fresh raspberries and apple slices. An absolutely perfect snack!!