Zucchini-Lime Cheesecake Oatmeal

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Zucchini-Lime Cheesecake Oatmeal

After trying to come up with an original zucchini recipe all week for the Blogger Secret Ingredient contest, I finally decided that simple was better and I might as well get the week’s breakfasts taken care of at the same time. Initially, I was planning to make dark chocolate zucchini oatmeal loosely based on a dark chocolate zucchini pudding cake I made last summer (but forgot to write down how!). But this lime thing just happened out of nowhere, and I went with it :-).

Ingredientsimg_2339

4 small zucchini

– 4 small apples

– 2 medium bananas, mashed

img_2343– zest and juice of 1/5 limes

– 1 tbsp grated fresh ginger

– 1 tsp vanilla extract

– 1 tbsp cinnamon

– 1 tbsp coriander

– 1/4 tsp coarse sea salt

– 1/2 cup part-skim ricotta

– 1 cup old-fashioned oats, dry

– 1/2 cup milk or water (I used unsweetened Silk soy milk)

– 1 egg

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1.  Shred zucchini and apples into a large bowl.

2. Mix in all ingredients except for egg and liquid. Taste and add more spices if desired.

img_23493. Beat egg into mixture, and pour into large pot.

4. Add liquid.

5. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon until completely heated through and bubbly (don’t forget there’s an egg in there, so you need to be thorough with your cooking!).

6. Serve with desired toppings. I made a coconut cream cheese frosting by mixing equal parts part-skim ricotta and Greek yogurt with cinnamon, 1/2 tsp vanilla, 1/2 tsp maple syrup, and a sprinkle of sweetened shredded coconut.

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** This recipe made just over four cups of oatmeal, or four servings. Nutrition info per serving (not including toppings): 278.9 calories, 6.3 grams fat, 50.5 grams carbohydrates (7.7 grams fiber, 2.5 grams sugar), 9.7 grams protein **

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