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Microwave Zoats

Oats for lunch? Yes please.

Recipe Courtesy of Quaker Oats

These oats are easy, convenient, and tasty. Oatmeal isn’t usually thought of as a savory cereal grain, but mixing it with vegetables, seasonings, and a pinch of salt completely transforms this breakfast staple into a dish servable at lunch or dinner.

Calories Per Serving


For the Zoats

  • 1/2 Cup oats, such as Quaker® Oats
  • 1 Egg white, lightly beaten, or 1 whole egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 Cup shredded zucchini
  • 1 Cup nonfat milk or water
  • 1/8 Teaspoon salt, optional


For the Zoats

Place oats and salt, if desired, in microwave-safe bowl (at least 4-cup capacity). Add egg white or whole egg to oats. Stir to combine (no specks of yolk should show if using whole egg). Stir in zucchini. Add milk; stir until all ingredients are well combined. For quick oats, microwave on HIGH, uncovered, 2 to 2-1/2 minutes or until egg is fully cooked and oats are desired consistency.

For old fashioned oats, microwave on HIGH, uncovered, 2 minutes. Stir oats, microwave about 1 minute longer in 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval until egg and oats are cooked. Let stand 1 to 2 minutes before stirring in other ingredients if thicker consistency is desired