Zucchini Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal

Baked oatmeal is a comforting and healthy make-ahead breakfast option for busy weeks. This zucchini studded version is reminiscent of warm banana bread and is just slightly sweet thanks to a sprinkling of chocolate chips.

  • Author: Leanne Ray, MS, RDN
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian


  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp ground flax
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 overripe banana, mashed
  • 1 cup shredded zucchini
  • 1 cup milk or plant-based milk alternative
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 Tbsp semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Spray a medium baking dish (mine was 9×7) and set aside.
  3. Mix dry ingredients (oats through salt) in a large mixing bowl.
  4. Mix wet ingredients (banana through butter) in a medium mixing bowl.
  5. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until fully incorporated. Pour into prepared baking dish and use the back of a spoon to evenly smooth out the top. Sprinkle with walnuts and chocolate chips.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes, or until set in the middle and slightly browned around the edges.



  • The equipment section above includes affiliate links to things I use often in my kitchen and recommend.
  • Serving suggestion: cut into squares and top with nut butter, Greek yogurt and/or fresh seasonal fruit.
  • This works great as leftovers! Just reheat individual servings in the microwave for 20-30 seconds as needed.


Keywords: healthy breakfast, high fiber breakfast, meal prep, baked oatmeal