Morning Glory Oatmeal

You guys, the worst thing ever happened. I came up with this amazing idea for a baked oatmeal, only to discover that somebody else beat me to it by a matter of days. Days!! Bummer. I literally said to my mother, “I have this idea for oatmeal using zucchini, carrots, and apple,” and two hours later, I stumbled on Oatgasm’s post on Foodgawker. I was distraught!


On the other hand, I was able to use Oatgasm’s recipe to help create my own version, especially when it came to the spices. I’ve never personally experienced a Morning Glory Muffin, so I appreciated the assistance. However, I did do some tweaking to meet my preferences (like how I never have applesauce on hand). And, since Oatgasm mastered the baked version, I decided to bring you the stove-top version. Want it baked? Go to her. Want it on the stove? I gotcha covered.


May I recommend giving both versions a shot? What else will you do with the rest of the zucchini, anyway? 🙂

Morning Glory Oatmeal

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Yield: serves 1

What you'll need:

  • 1/4 cup zucchini, shredded
  • 1/4 cup carrots, shredded
  • 1/2 an apple, shredded
  • 1 cup milk of choice, or water
  • 1/2 cup regular rolled oats (I use Country Choice Organic)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp molasses (I used Blackstrap)
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • pinch of salt

How to make it:

  1. To shred zucchini, carrot, and apple, I recommend using a food processor with a shredding attachment. It will make your life so much easier! If not, a cheese grater works. You can also dice the apple if shredded is too difficult.
  2. On the stove, bring milk (I used 1/2 c original almond milk and 1/2 c water) to a boil, add oats, and reduce heat to medium. If you want to add flax or chia seed, do so now. I recommend flax.
  3. Add zucchini, carrots, and apple immediately and stir.
  4. Once more of the liquid has absorbed, add cinnamon, vanilla, molasses, nutmeg, and salt. Taste and add sweetener (like maple syrup) if necessary. If you'd like, you could also add dried fruit (raisins) or nuts (walnuts) at this time.
  5. When you're pleased with the consistency of the oatmeal, transfer to a bowl. Add a splash of your milk of choice, and any other additional toppings you prefer (raisins, diced apple, nuts, etc.).


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.

15 Responses to Morning Glory Oatmeal

  1. This looks great! I’m always trying to incorporate more veggies into my breakfast, and blackstrap molasses for my low iron!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Looks really delicious and nutricinous. I would do it with overnight-oats, I think… Thanks for recipe!

  3. In addition to the stove-top version of Morning Glory oatmeal, You should also be happy because you introduced me to another oatmeal blog. Yay! I had never heard of Oatgasm, so I’m super glad!

  4. Meghan says:

    Hey Lauren! I just wanted to stop by and thank you for the mention, as well as the link on your list of Oatmeal Lovers. I love your version of this recipe; using molasses was a great idea. Your recipes are always so creative!

  5. e.a. says:

    This blog has pretty much saved my life during pregnancy. I use one of your recipes every morning and it’s the only thing I’ve found that makes me feel good, and helps me with steady healthy weight gain. So, thank you for existing!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Oatgasm is the best oatmeal blog ever!!!!!!!!

  7. Anonymous says:

    Dont worry your still pretty good. Oatgasm is hard to beat though 😀

  8. Palmyre says:

    Hi Lauren ! Just wanted to say that I love those sweet recipes including vegetables. I topped mine with sunflower seeds, raisins some thin apple slices and a blop of thaini and it was so delicious !

  9. Kelsey says:

    I finally had both carrots and zucchini in the house so I revisited this recipe this morning. It used to be my #1 oatmeal, but I think its been surpassed by pumpkin, apple cranberry. Still, its a great way to sneak a bunch of veggies into breakfast, plus I usually double the carrot and zucchini to bulk up the oatmeal. Yum!

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