Mojito Overnight Oatmeal

Once upon a time, in my blog’s infancy, I made Strawberry Mojito Oatmeal. Not many are brave enough to try it. After all, it includes a little banana, yet I try to convince you it’s undetectable beneath the lime and mint flavor. I stand by that claim, but this time I took a different approach.

Mojito Overnight Oatmeal #oatmealartist

First of all, this is an overnight recipe, so you enjoy it cold, like you would an actual mojito. Second of all, I went with grated zucchini instead of banana . . . because you guys LOVE zucchini in your oatmeal. Yes, I hear you. You love your #zoats.

Mojito Overnight Oatmeal by the #oatmealartist #veganAnd yeah, I added strawberries again, mostly because it makes for a pretty picture, but also because they taste great together. You can bet that more were added when I actually ate this the following morning. 🙂

Mojito Overnight Oatmeal #oatmealartist #vegan

I also didn’t use any mint extract in this recipe. Last time, I used a combo of mint leaves and peppermint extract (mostly to cover the banana), but this time, I stuck to just good ol’ mint leaves. I suppose that means you could use extract if you can’t get your hands on (or are too lazy to buy) some mint leaves.

Mojito Overnight Oatmeal by the #oatmealartist

Oh! I should mention that I didn’t go full-zucchini on this one. In a sudden moment of inspiration, I used half-zucchini, half-apple. Brilliant. I couldn’t taste the apple at all. You can copy that, or just stick to zucchini. Or, as I use, yellow squash.

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Mojito Overnight Oatmeal

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Yield: serves 1

What you'll need:

  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup grated zucchini, apple, or a mixture of the two*
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/3 cup milk of choice
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh mint (about 5 leaves)
  • 1 tsp - 1 tbsp chia seeds (optional)
  • maple syrup to taste**
  • pinch of salt

How to make it:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a mason jar or container with a lid.
  2. Stir, or cover with a lid and shake, until all ingredients are combined. Add extra milk if necessary.
  3. Store in the fridge for a few hours or overnight. You could heat this up, but I recommend eating it cold. Feel free to top with fresh fruit and/or more mint leaves.

Just an FYI:

*Zucchini will have a more neutral flavor. Apple will lend more natural sweetness. I went with a mix of the two. Also, I use yellow squash so there are no green streaks.
**Because I used apple, I only needed a small amount of maple syrup. If you use all zucchini, you will likely need more maple syrup. Add a little at a time until the mixture tastes pleasant to you.

Mojito Overnight Oatmeal

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.

7 Responses to Mojito Overnight Oatmeal

  1. Eveline says:

    I love zucchini in my oatmeal: it bulks it up in nutrients & volume! But I do find it takes so much time to either grate it by hand or to grate it in the foodprocessor (mainly cleaning takes much time). Do you have any tips for saving time grating?

    • Lauren Smith says:

      There really isn’t any faster way to get this done. It might just be a matter of practice. I used to find it pretty tedious, but when I grated my zucchini this morning, it took me less than a minute. Sorry I don’t have any tips! It is what it is, unfortunately 🙂

  2. Cassie says:

    These mojito zoats sounds delicious!

  3. Kelsey says:

    How do you grate the apple? I’ve tried both on the big grating blade in the food processor and the large side of the cheese grater, but it always turns out more like applesauce than actual shreds like zucchini or carrot does.

    • Lauren Smith says:

      Yes, it does end up similar to applesauce but I guess I don’t mind that. For this recipe in particular, I don’t really want chunks (or even shreds) of apples. When I do have an actual apple-featured recipe, I like to use half-grated, half-diced.

  4. Lyndsey B says:

    I have never tried this recipe, and I think it might be netter for summer, so I probably won’t try it for a while. But the flavor profile looks so refreshing, it’s very tempting. I love my oatmeal warm, so I usually warm up even the ‘cold’ recipes!

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