15 Zucchini Recipes to Have for Breakfast


15 Zucchini Recipes to Have for Breakfast

Dec 17, 2014 //

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.

Link: http://www.yellowblissroad.com/zucchini-carrot-oatmeal-muffins/

2. Breakfast Toastada on Zucchini Tortilla

Is it the fried egg or the bacon that makes this dish so delicious? We can’t decide!

Link: http://beautyandthefoodie.com/egg-and-zucchini-breakfast-toastadas/

3. Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Moist and melt-in-your-mouth tasty, these muffins could easily pass for cupcakes.

Link: http://eat-drink-love.com/2014/05/chocolate-zucchini-muffins/

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!

Link: http://iamahoneybee.com/2014/08/06/lemony-raspberry-zucchini-bread-with-a-lemony-glaze/

5. Caramelized Onion, Red Pepper and Zucchini Frittata

The caramelized onions are the stars of this earthy and savory dish.

Link: http://www.skinnytaste.com/2009/02/caramelized-onion-red-pepper-and.html

6. Zucchini Breakfast Cookies

Cookies for breakfast? Yes please!

Link: www.littledairyontheprairie.com/zucchini-breakfast-cookies/

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.

Link: http://www.vivaveltoro.com/2014/07/chocolate-chip-zucchini-banana-muffins-recipe.html#_a5y_p=1950810

8. Carrot Zucchini Apple Bread

The three main ingredients keep this breakfast treat moist and healthy.

Link: http://www.momontimeout.com/2013/07/carrot-zucchini-apple-bread-recipe/

9. Zucchini Fritters

These itty-bitty fritters are meant for breakfast, but really you can enjoy them any time of day.

Link: http://www.wineandglue.com/2013/07/zucchini-fritters.html

10. Frosted Zucchini Bread Muffins

Make zucchini bread more fun by making it into muffins and frosting them.

Link: http://mommyimhungry.blogspot.com/2010/09/frosted-zucchini-bread-muffins.html

11. Zucchini Corn Fritters with Basil

It’s large aromatic basil leaves that really set these fritters apart.

Link: http://www.culinarytribune.com/?p=27535

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.

Link: http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2013/10/carb-buster-breakfast/#_a5y_p=1022718

13. Healthy Greek Yogurt Zucchini Pancakes

Delightfully light and fluffy, these pancakes can be topped with berries and honey or maple syrup.

Link: http://bakerbynature.com/healthy-greek-yogurt-zucchini-pancakes/

14. Blueberry Zucchini Smoothie

Need to eat on the run? Sip this smoothie – it’s bursting with flavor and completely portable.

Link: http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-14737/blueberry-zucchini-smoothie-you-heard-it-right.html

15. Zucchini Nut Quinoa Muffins

The nuts, quinoa and zucchini create a superfood combination to start your day off satisfied and energized

Link: http://www.damyhealth.com/2012/10/zucchini-nut-quinoa-muffins/

Carly Drake

Carly Drake is a freelance writer living in New York City. She grew up surrounded by health nuts and has tried nearly every fitness and diet trend out there. Since trends and fads really aren't her thing, her preferred method of staying healthy is sticking with whole foods, yoga, HIIT training, and Pilates.

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