Spiced Apple Zucchini Baked Oatmeal

Who’s prepared for an epic, fall-inspired baked oatmeal recipe? You? Good, me too.

I’m nonetheless not over zucchini season and this recipe is the proper transition from summer time into fall. A few years again I shared this positively unbelievable Spiced Apple Zucchini Bread with Cream Cheese Glaze and everybody fell in LOVE, together with my crew and household.

SO final 12 months I made a decision to make a twist on that scrumptious bread with this glorious spiced apple zucchini baked oatmeal. It’s stuffed with cozy spices like cinnamon and allspice (my fav), has some enjoyable non-compulsory mix-ins like raisins and nuts, and is drizzled with a stunning, mild cinnamon vanilla glaze. Life’s too brief to not glaze your baked oatmeal.

Bonus factors: this zucchini apple baked oatmeal can simply be became on-the-go oatmeal cups and is freezer-friendly! AKA one of the best meal prep breakfast for transitioning you from summer time into fall. I do know we’re not fairly prepared for pumpkin season, so begin with this stunning seasonal breakfast and we’ll discuss fall in just a few weeks.

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apple zucchini baked oatmeal in a pan

Every part you’ll must make this apple zucchini baked oatmeal

This simple zucchini apple baked oatmeal is of course sweetened and made with loads of warming spices that you simply’re going to like. Right here’s every part you’ll must make it:

  • Zucchini: sure, we’re including that lovely veggie, and no, you gained’t be capable to style it! Shredded zucchini offers the baked oatmeal moisture and that zucchini bread taste.
  • For additional moisture: we’re including applesauce (I really like cinnamon applesauce!) which additionally offers it a stunning apple taste, plus a bit of almond milk and melted butter or coconut oil.
  • Eggs: you’ll want 2 eggs to assist the baked oatmeal bake up correctly.
  • Maple syrup: this baked oatmeal is of course sweetened with a bit of pure maple syrup.
  • Oats: quaint rolled oats are what make this a baked oatmeal.
  • Spices: get the last word cozy flavors from a mixture of cinnamon, allspice, ginger & nutmeg.
  • Apple: you’ll combine diced honeycrisp apple proper into the batter, and be at liberty so as to add extra slices on high!
  • Baking staples: don’t overlook the vanilla extract, baking powder, and salt.
  • Combine-ins: I additionally love folding in raisins and chopped pecans or walnuts, however these are non-compulsory.
  • For the glaze: oh you already know we love a glaze. This one is made with vanilla yogurt, powdered sugar, a bit of almond milk, cinnamon, and vanilla extract.

mixing ingredients for an apple zucchini baked oatmeal in a bowl

Customise your zucchini apple baked oatmeal

I at all times suggest sticking with the recipes as finest as potential (particularly for baking) however there are just a few simple methods to customise this baked oatmeal that I can suggest:

  • To maintain gluten free: merely use gluten free rolled oats.
  • To maintain dairy free: use melted, cooled coconut oil within the batter as a substitute of butter, and use a dairy free yogurt within the glaze.
  • To maintain nut free: use a daily, nut free milk and easily depart the non-compulsory nuts out of the batter.
  • For the milk: I used unsweetened almond milk to maintain the baked oatmeal dairy free, however be at liberty to make use of any milk you’d like.
  • For the powdered sugar: be at liberty to swap for 1/2 tablespoon of maple syrup or honey.
  • For the glaze: that is non-compulsory! You can additionally drizzle your baked oatmeal slice with extra maple syrup — it can nonetheless be wonderful.

unbaked apple zucchini baked oatmeal in a pan topped with sliced apples

Can I take advantage of different oats?

I might not suggest utilizing metal lower oats as a result of the feel on this zucchini apple baked oatmeal is not going to be the identical. Be happy to make use of fast oats if in case you have them available, however I’d suggest including a bit greater than the recipe requires.

healthy zucchini apple oatmeal bake in a pan

Can I make it vegan?

I haven’t examined this recipe utilizing flax eggs, however let me know should you do within the feedback! Then make sure to observe the substitutions above for conserving the baked oatmeal dairy free. Discover ways to make flax eggs right here!

drizzling an apple zucchini oatmeal bake with a glaze

Learn how to make apple zucchini oatmeal cups

I really like making this baked oatmeal into oatmeal cups for the proper on-the-go breakfast that’s simple to pack! To take action:

  1. Prep your pan. Add muffin liners to a muffin tin and spray with cooking spray to stop sticking.
  2. Divide the batter. Divide the zucchini apple oatmeal bake batter into the muffin tin — it is best to get round 10-12 oatmeal cups.
  3. Bake & serve. Bake for 20-25 minutes till the oatmeal cups are set and luxuriate in!

apple zucchini baked oatmeal in a pan with a slice cut out

Retailer it for later

Be certain the zucchini apple oatmeal bake has cooled utterly, after which cowl the pan with tinfoil earlier than transferring it to the fridge. It’s going to keep good coated within the fridge for 4-5 days. You can even retailer particular person slices in airtight containers for ease, and easily reheat particular person slices within the microwave for 30-60 seconds.

Learn how to freeze this apple zucchini baked oatmeal

  • To freeze: as soon as the baked oatmeal has utterly cooled, lower it into 6 or 8 squares and wrap every sq. in plastic wrap and tinfoil. You can even freeze your entire baked oatmeal for later by wrapping it properly and inserting it within the freezer.
  • To reheat: whenever you’re able to eat it, place an unwrapped frozen sq. of apple zucchini baked oatmeal on a microwave protected dish and microwave it at 30 second intervals for 1-2 minutes. To reheat your entire baked oatmeal, merely reheat it within the oven for 20-25 minutes at 350 levels F whereas it’s coated with tinfoil.

slice of apple zucchini oatmeal bake on a plate

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Spiced Zucchini Apple Baked Oatmeal with Cinnamon Vanilla Glaze

apple zucchini oatmeal bake in a pan

Prep Time 20 minutes

Prepare dinner Time 35 minutes

Whole Time 55 minutes

Serves6 servings

Great apple zucchini baked oatmeal stuffed with cozy spices and drizzled with a lightweight cinnamon vanilla glaze. This protein-packed zucchini apple baked oatmeal is freezer-friendly and the proper breakfast for transitioning from summer time to fall! Add nuts and raisins for the last word breakfast deal with.


  • Moist components:
  • 1 medium zucchini*
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce (i really like utilizing cinnamon applesauce!)
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter or melted and cooled coconut oil
  • Dry components:
  • 2 cups quaint rolled oats, gluten free if desired
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon allspice
  • ½ teaspoon ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup finely diced honeycrisp apples (from 1 medium honeycrisp apple, diced)
  • Optionally available: 1/4 cup raisins
  • Optionally available: 1/3 cup finely chopped pecans or walnuts
  • For the cinnamon vanilla glaze:
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla yogurt (or sub dairy free yogurt)
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar (or you’ll be able to sub 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup or honey)
  • 1-2 teaspoons unsweetened almond milk, to skinny
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • For topping:
  • Optionally available: Thinly sliced apples


  • Preheat the oven to 350 levels F. Spray a 8×8 inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.

  • *First, measure out 1 heaping cup of shredded zucchini out of your medium zucchini, then place shredded zucchini in a paper towel or cheese material and squeeze out the entire moisture/water. This is essential!

  • In a medium bowl, combine collectively the shredded zucchini, applesauce, eggs, almond milk, maple syrup, vanilla, and melted and cooled butter or coconut oil till properly mixed.

  • Subsequent stir in dry components: oats, baking powder, cinnamon, allspice, ginger, nutmeg and salt; stir properly to mix. Fold in diced apples, raisins and pecans/walnuts.

  • Unfold out oatmeal in a ready pan. Add thinly sliced apples on high should you’d like. Bake for 35-40 minutes till edges are barely golden and middle is about.

  • In a small bowl, combine collectively the greek yogurt, powdered sugar, milk, vanilla and cinnamon; combine to mix. Add extra milk if essential so you’ll be able to drizzle on high of the oatmeal. Serves 6-8. Take pleasure in!

Recipe Notes

Be happy to skip the glaze and simply drizzle the baked oatmeal with maple syrup as a substitute; it’s simply as scrumptious!
See the total publish for methods to customise your baked oatmeal, how one can flip it into oatmeal cups, plus storing & freezing directions.


Serving: 1slice (primarily based on 6, with out nuts & raisins)Energy: 264kcalCarbohydrates: 41.7gProtein: 7.3gFats: 8.1gSaturated Fats: 3.3gFiber: 4.6gSugar: 16.2g