It’s taken me a while to try this, I was intrigued with the thought of adding courgette to porridge. The term Zoats comes from the alternative name of Zucchini (I guess calling it Coats doesn’t really work)
I have no excuse for not trying it sooner, it’s not like I’ve been short of courgettes. Now I wish I hadn’t waited so long because it’s another great way to incorporate veg into breakfast.
Grating the courgettes is key, it means they nicely soften and blend with the oats without really adding any taste, to be honest I couldn’t taste that I had courgettes in my porridge, I could just see them!
I added pumpkin seeds and flaked almonds and sweetened the porridge with maple syrup but there are loads of different combinations to play with, I’m hooked.
- 40g Oats
- 200ml Almond Milk
- 100g grated courgette (skin on)
- 1 tablespoon flaked almonds
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
Put the oats, courgette and milk in a pan, bring to the boil and simmer for a 3 – 4 minutes (you may want to adjust the milk depending on how you like your porridge).
Stir through the seeds and almonds and then drizzle over the maple syrup.