Zucchini Bread Overnight Oats

zucchini bread oatmealThere is one food that I could never get sick of—year round—and that, my friends, is zucchini bread.

I will forever crave that moist, dense, sweet, + delicious loaf, fresh out of the oven.

zucchini overnight oatsZucchini bread has taken on a few different forms on this blog—like my strawberry zucchini bread, or my zucchini bread muffins, but today we are taking it to a new level.

I recently had a zucchini in my refrigerator while planning my to-go breakfast for the next morning and this recipe was the result. Who knew oats + zucchini could be so good?

Whip out the grater + cinnamon—we’re making Zucchini Bread Overnight Oats!

gluten free overnight oatsWhen my friends ask me for weekday breakfast ideas, I always tell them about the wonder of overnight oats. This easy, healthy breakfast is the ultimate grab-and-go. I’ve shared easy overnight oats recipes before—like my banana bread overnight oats. Today we are taking it up a notch, adding some veggies, + making a batch big enough to share (or last a couple days).

The zucchini in this recipe—just like in a classic zucchini bread—is flavorless, and adds extra moisture. Bananas make the mixture super creamy, chia seeds make it sticky, walnuts add the crunch, and chopped dates keep it just a bit sweet. Add the classic warm spices and you’ve got yourself zucchini bread in a bowl!

zucchini breakfastI hope this easy breakfast becomes a favorite of yours! My zucchini bread overnight oats are:

Thick + Creamy

Warmly Spiced

Naturally Sweetened

Sticky with a Crunch

& so Easy to Whip Up!

zucchini bread oatsIf you like this recipe you might also like my strawberry shortcake breakfast bowl, chocolate avocado overnight oat parfaits, blueberry almond butter overnight oats, or creamy microwave oatmeal.

If you try this recipe, be sure to comment, leave a rating, and don’t forget to tag a photo #thelocalsprout on Instagram! I can’t wait to hear what you think!

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Zucchini Bread Overnight Oats

This recipe the easiest on-the-go breakfast + tastes just like zucchini bread in a bowl. My zucchini bread overnight oats are creamy,  perfectly spiced + naturally sweetened—the best healthy breakfast!
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Gluten Free, Oil Free, Vegan
Yield: 2 large bowls
Author: The Local Sprout


  • 1 1/2 cup plant-based milk I used almond milk
  • 1 cup oats regular or old fashioned—do not use quick oats (ensure certified gf for gluten free eaters)
  • 1/2 cup zucchini finally grated
  • 1 large ripe banana thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. chia seeds
  • 3 dates roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup walnuts roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

Toppings (optional):

  • Extra milk
  • Nut Butter
  • Maple Syrup
  • Honey
  • Chopped nuts
  • Cinnamon


  • In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Stir until well combined, cover, and transfer to refrigerated.
  • Chill for at least 2 hours, preferably overnight. Mixture will become thick and sticky.
  • Remove oats from refrigerated and gently stir with a large spoon. Serve cold with optional toppings. Leftovers will keep refrigerated in airtight container for up to 3 days.


Nutrition information is a rough estimate of 1/2 of the entire recipe without toppings.


Serving: 1g | Sodium: 346mg | Sugar: 22.2g | Fiber: 12.4g | Calories: 450kcal | Saturated Fat: 1.5g | Fat: 17.2g | Protein: 12.8g | Carbohydrates: 65.6g

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