Facts About Food Bloggers & Oatmeal

Fact – Healthy food bloggers (generally) love oatmeal.


Fact – Said bloggers like to top their oatmeal with things like nut butters. Melty, delicious nut butters.


Fact – Said bloggers like to add various ingredients to their oatmeal. Bananas seem to be the most popular addition.


Fact – Sometimes said bloggers like to get even crazier and add things like vegetables to their oatmeal. Perhaps zucchini?


Fact – I may just be one of those bloggers.


Banana Zucchini Oatmeal

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Why not start your day off right with a serving of fruit and veggies in your oatmeal? Zucchini and banana combine to make a voluminous, delicious, and filling bowl of oats, similar to your favourite zucchini bread. Top it with your favourite nut butter, and you’ll be pleasantly full until lunch!


  • 1/2 cup large flake oats
  • 1/2 large banana, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup shredded zucchini
  • 1 cup milk (dairy or non-dairy – I used unsweetened soy milk)
  • splash of vanilla
  • few dashes of cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seed
  • 1 1/2 tbsp natural peanut butter
  • drizzle maple syrup (optional)

1. Combine the oats, banana, zucchini, milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and flax seed in a small saucepan.

2. Bring to a boil over medium heat and cook until desired thickness – 5 – 7 min. Stir often.

3. Serve in your favourite oatmeal bowl, topped with the peanut butter and maple syrup.


Note – the more you stir, the more the banana breaks down and becomes one with the oatmeal. Since I’m not a huge banana fan, I make sure it’s completely combined, but you could leave it a bit chunky if that’s your thing.



So tell me – are you one of “those” food bloggers?

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Categories: Breakfast, Recipe, Vegan, Vegetarian, Whole Grain


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7 Comments on “Facts About Food Bloggers & Oatmeal”

  1. October 6, 2011 at 10:22 am #

    That looks so flipping good.
    Seriously, what is it about bloggers and their oatmeal?
    Not going to lie….I don’t remember the last time I had a hot bowl of oats. Fail?! I still haven’t been able to break away from smoothies and cereal yet… I’ve been doing eggs a lot more lately too. I’m getting ready to embrace the oatmeal soon though, the temperature dip basically demands it. As do my tastebuds, I miss me some oats!

  2. October 6, 2011 at 7:20 pm #

    Genius! I’m all for more veggies 🙂
    I am so one of those bloggers…but I really do enjoy the comfort that a hot bowl of oats provides.

  3. October 8, 2011 at 1:41 pm #

    Seriously, eh!?!? lol I would have never thought to go there! 😛

    I’m not one of those bloggers. I mean yes I like oatmeal but sometimes I think bloggers (not you) do things just because other more popular bloggers are doing it.

    Just a thought! 🙂

  4. October 20, 2011 at 12:20 pm #

    Okay, you have me interested in trying this one Marianne! While I am not a green monster food blogger, I do like a challenge – I am going to try this tomorrow! 😀

  5. November 1, 2011 at 5:34 am #

    I love oatmeal in the winter. Now that November has arrived, I can safely start eating it without fear of anyone laughing at me in the south. I particularly like it with native honey.

  6. November 12, 2011 at 10:23 pm #

    that sounds delish!! zucchini bread is so darn good… so zuke oatmeal has to be amazing too.

    love the obligatory pb melty close-up pic too!

    hope you are well, Marianne!


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