Zucchini is one of those fantastic, all purpose veggies. A member of the squash family, it’s high in folate, antioxidants and dietary fiber. Zucchini has a mild flavor and a moist texture, making it ultra-adaptable. It works in a wide variety of dishes.
Need to sneak veggie into a meal that will satisfy a picky eater? Add zucchini. Need to add moisture to a baked dish, but don’t want to use oil or butter? Zucchini! And even if you don’t immediately think of zucchini as a breakfast food, what better way to start your day than with a nutritious vegetable that doesn’t overpower your taste buds? Try these 15 breakfast ideas, featuring the wonder-food zucchini.
1. Zucchini Carrot Oatmeal Muffins
Like carrot cake? And oatmeal cookies? This is the muffin for you. It shares many of the same spices and ingredients as those favorite desserts.
2. Breakfast Toastada on Zucchini Tortilla
Is it the fried egg or the bacon that makes this dish so delicious? We can’t decide!
3. Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
Moist and melt-in-your-mouth tasty, these muffins could easily pass for cupcakes.
4. Lemony Raspberry Zucchini Bread with a Lemony Glaze
Besides the superbly fresh combination of ingredients, it’s the lemony glaze that really sets this meal over the top!
5. Caramelized Onion, Red Pepper and Zucchini Frittata
The caramelized onions are the stars of this earthy and savory dish.
6. Zucchini Breakfast Cookies
Cookies for breakfast? Yes please!
7. Chocolate Chip Zucchini Banana Muffins
Chocolate and banana is always a yummy combination, and you won’t mind the healthy, but unobtrusive, addition of zucchini.
8. Carrot Zucchini Apple Bread
The three main ingredients keep this breakfast treat moist and healthy.
9. Zucchini Fritters
These itty-bitty fritters are meant for breakfast, but really you can enjoy them any time of day.
10. Frosted Zucchini Bread Muffins
Make zucchini bread more fun by making it into muffins and frosting them.
11. Zucchini Corn Fritters with Basil
It’s large aromatic basil leaves that really set these fritters apart.
12. Carb Buster Breakfast
The name says it all. Start your day off right – carb free! Mix zucchinis with other healthy veggies and a poached egg.
13. Healthy Greek Yogurt Zucchini Pancakes
Delightfully light and fluffy, these pancakes can be topped with berries and honey or maple syrup.
14. Blueberry Zucchini Smoothie
Need to eat on the run? Sip this smoothie – it’s bursting with flavor and completely portable.
15. Zucchini Nut Quinoa Muffins
The nuts, quinoa and zucchini create a superfood combination to start your day off satisfied and energized