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Subtly Sweet Morning Glory Oatmeal

  • Author: Tara | Treble in the Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 7 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 22 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Adding carrots and zucchini to a bowl of morning oats not only packs in a boost of nutrition first thing in the morning but gives you all the flavors of “morning glory muffins” when you add in a touch of orange zest, walnuts, and coconut. This bowl of subtly sweet oats are hearty enough to keep you full until your midday meal!


  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup light coconut milk (I used SO Delicious recipe ready culinary version)
  • 1 cup rolled oats (gluten free if necessary)
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 1 cup grated zucchini
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened, shredded coconut
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp orange zest
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup (or preferred sweetener)
  • 1/2 cup walnuts


  1. Bring water and coconut milk to a boil.
  2. Add the oats, carrots, zucchini, spices, and salt. Bring to a boil, the cover and turn the heat to low.
  3. Cook without stirring the oats until thick, for about 10-15 minutes. Check the texture after 10 minutes and continue to cook until desired thickness.
  4. Remove oats from heat and stir in the coconut, orange zest, vanilla, and sweetener. (You may want to sweeten to taste. Brian preferred a sweeter bowl of oats than me!)
  5. Cover the oats and allow to set 2-3 minutes prior to serving.
  6. Top with walnuts, additional coconut and any other toppings before serving.
  7. Enjoy!
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: low FODMAP, vegetarian, vegan, gluten free