I’ve been on a kick with zucchini oats. You might have noticed. They’re such a yummy, non-salad way to pack in your protein and veggies! I’ve loved every flavor I’ve tried so far (I have tried quite a few). But chocolate is almost always going to win for me. My brownie baked oats are still my number one, but this single-serving microwave variation is perfect for when I’m all out!

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What you need to Make Microwave Brownie Zucchini Oats:

  • Zucchini
  • Old fashioned oats (I used GF)
  • Chocolate protein powder
  • Dark cocoa powder
  • Califia Farms almond milk creamer- all flavors are good!
  • Mini chocolate chips (5 g)
  • Pinch of salt
  • Stevia to taste*
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How to Make Microwave Brownie Zucchini Oats:

Let’s talk zucchini for a minute. For this recipe, you can either “rice” your zucchini, finely grate it, or process it until pretty smooth. My favorite way of prepping zucchini for recipes like this, and my dairy-free lemon blueberry baked zucchini oats, is using my food processor. I love the 8 cup food processor from Cuisinart, but for this recipe, you only need a ½ cup of prepared zucchini so you could totally get away with using Cuisinart’s mini processor, or simply grating it finely. I love using the mini food processor for smaller recipes like this. 

Once you’ve prepped your zucchini, you’ll mix it with old-fashioned oats, chocolate protein powder, dark cocoa powder, Califia Farms almond milk creamer, mini chocolate chips, a pinch of salt, and stevia to taste. 

I like mixing everything in a large cereal bowl before microwaving for about 2 minutes. After the first round of cooking, give it a good stir and microwave for another 1-2 minutes. Top with your favorite toppings and enjoy!

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Need Dairy-free and Gluten-free?

If you are looking for dairy-free and gluten-free options, I’ve got you covered.

Although I love Clean Simple Eats Brownie Batter protein, it has whey in it, which means it isn’t dairy-free. If you don’t have any problems with dairy, whey is an ideal, complete protein. If you want to try Clean Simple Eats, use code LILLIE for 10% off. My go-to dairy-free protein powder is Active Stacks. Their vanilla is great also, but their chocolate superb. You don’t have to use either of these brands, they are just my personal favorites. Feel free to experiment with whatever you’ve got!

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I also mentioned Califia Farms almond milk creamer. I have experimented with all sorts of dairy-free creamers and this happens to be my favorite. You are only using 1 tbsp so feel free to just use your favorite milk or nut milk, the macros will hardly change.

And for those needing gluten-free oats, Trader Joe’s or Bob’s Red Mill both have great options. I use them interchangablely.

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Serving Suggestions:

I love my microwave brownie zucchini oats drizzled with a little more cashew milk. Then I top it with some dairy-free whipped cream, some berries or bananas, and of course a little nut butter. But I can promise you, a scoop of ice cream on top for dessert will not disappoint! It doesn’t taste like a brownie alone. I don’t want to bait and switch anyone– haha. But I’m telling you, once you’ve got a few yummy toppings on it, it transforms! And you’ll almost think you’re digging into a decadent treat.

Or try it and tell me if I’m crazy. Ha.

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I hope you love these microwave brownie zucchini oats as much as I do. They are too easy and delicious not to love. If you are looking for other macro-friendly recipes, I share things on Instagram daily and I also have macro-friendly cookbooks available on my website. Don’t forget to tag me, @lillieeatsandtells, on Instagram when you try this recipe for microwave brownie zucchini oats. Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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Microwave Brownie Zucchini Oats

These macro-friendly microwave brownie zucchini oats are a healthy way to indulge while counting macros.
5 from 3 votes
Course Breakfast, Casserole, Dessert, Dessert/Snack, Healthy Treat, Low Carb, Quick, Snack, Treat
Cuisine Healthy
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 197 kcal

Disclaimer: the grams I’ve listed manually after each ingredient are accurate for a single recipe, but they will not multiply if you choose the 2x or 3x option. Please make sure and multiply on your own!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup zucchini “riced”, finely grated, or processed until pretty smooth (100 g)
  • 1/3 cup cup old fashioned oats (I used GF) (30 g)
  • 1/2 scoop chocolate protein powder (15 g)*
  • 1 tsp dark cocoa powder (5 g)
  • 1 tbsp Califia Farms almond milk creamer- all flavors are good! (15 g)**
  • 1 tsp mini chocolate chips (5 g)
  • Pinch of salt
  • Stevia to taste*

Instructions

  • Mix everything in a large cereal bowl and microwave for about 2 minutes. Give it a good stir and microwave for another 1-2 minutes. Top with your favorite toppings and enjoy!
  • I love mine drizzled with a little more cashew milk, then topped with some dairy-free whipped cream, some berries or bananas, and of course a little nut butter.

Notes

Protein: This is delicious with the brownie batter protein by CSE (whey), or the chocolate by Active Stacks (beef, which means non-dairy.) Feel free to experiment with whatever you’ve got!
Creamer: Feel free to just use your favorite milk or nut milk. It’s just 1 tbsp so the macros will hardly change regardless.
Dairy and Gluten Free: I use GF oats from Trader Joe’s or Bobs, and the Active Stacks Beef protein powder to make this both gluten and dairy free.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bowlFiber: 6.1gCalories: 197kcalFat: 4.7gProtein: 14.2gCarbohydrates: 28.6g
Keywords best brownies ever, better oats, brownies, chocolate, healthy treat, macro-friendly, microwave, quick treat, zucchini, zucchini oats

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  1. 5 stars
    Amazing! I love the full batch version but this is so perfect if you do not have time to prep. Delicious! I topped mine with some banana, PB and almond milk.

  2. 5 stars
    Ohmygoodness! This was decadent deliciousness. Thank you for this warm, chocolatey recipe treat! I put a little almond milk yogurt and some hemp seeds on top. Yum!

  3. 5 stars
    I love that this delicious recipe can be made as a single serving! When I make the larger version, I just want to eat it all and have no control! I added cacao nibs and almond butter to the top of mine after microwaving.