Chai Coconut Zucchini Oatmeal

Zucchini is great. You can do so much with it!

Chai Coconut Zucchini Oatmeal - Oatmeal Artist

You know what I love? The combination of coconut and masala chai spices.

Chai Coconut Zucchini Oatmeal by The Oatmeal Artist

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Chai Coconut Zucchini Oatmeal

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Yield: serves 1

What you'll need:

  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup water (or more coconut milk)
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats (I use Country Choice Organic)
  • 1/2 a medium zucchini (peeling is optional)
  • 1-2 tsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp cardamom
  • 1/8 tsp ginger
  • pinch of cloves
  • pinch of salt
  • shredded coconut for topping (I toasted mine)

How to make it:

  1. Bring milk and water to a boil, add oats, and reduce heat to medium. (If you’d like to add a teaspoon of flax or chia seeds, do so now.)
  2. Grate zucchini into the oatmeal. Stir occasionally.
  3. Once more of the liquid has absorbed, add maple syrup, vanilla extract, spices, and salt. Stir. Add sweetener if you think it's necessary.
  4. When you’re pleased with the consistency of the oatmeal, transfer to a bowl. Add a splash of your milk of choice, shredded coconut, and any other additional toppings (nuts, fruit, etc.).

Chai Coconut Zucchini Oatmeal - The Oatmeal Artist

About Lauren Smith

Lauren is a herbivore, Slytherin, and connoisseur of oats. She is a former teacher who is currently studying to earn a master's degree in curriculum development. You can follow her on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook.

2 Responses to Chai Coconut Zucchini Oatmeal

  1. Lori says:

    How much shredded zucchini is this? Home grown ones are very different sizes than store-bought ones!

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