Chocolate Zucchini Baked Oatmeal


Baked oatmeal is my new breakfast addiction. I mean, I cannot stop experimenting with new flavour combinations! Ask Vicki, each week she looks forward to a new oatmeal bake that we sit and madly devour after our shoot. Seriously people, if you love oatmeal as much as I do (you have it basically every single day) you need to try this. Baked oatmeal will change your mornings!! I love this recipe because you wouldn’t even know there’s veggies in your breakfast. Bring on the fibre!



  • 1 1/2 c gluten-free oats
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 c almond milk
  • 1/4 c coconut oil, melted
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 c zucchini, shredded (1 small zucchini)


  1. Preheat oven at 350
  2. Line a 9X5 inch loaf pan with parchment paper
  3. In a large mixing bowl combine the oats, cocoa powder, baking powder, cinnamon, and zucchini
  4. Spread evenly into the loaf pan
  5. Using the same mixing bowl combine the wet ingredients; almond milk, coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla. Pour into the loaf pan on top of the oat mixture
  6. Bake for 30 minutes or until the liquid has been absorbed
  7. Top with nuts, almond butter, or coconut cream




Strawberries’N Cream Overnight Oats

It’s official, I am now the MindFull Kitchen!! I’m sorry to those who liked the old {veegan}ista, I did too and it was fun while it lasted, but I think this is a step in the right direction for expansion and future business ideas. I want to thank everyone who has been supporting me along the way and encouraging me through these changes. I have lots of great recipes up my sleeve that I cannot wait to share! 🙂

This is the second recipe of my Valentine’s Day line-up! I decided I didn’t want to overload you guys with too many sweets and desserts so I have a few breakfast recipes that I think are perfect for the occasion. I am a HUGE fan of oatmeal and I get so excited when I come up with different combinations. Especially when they’re ideas for overnight oats! With overnight oats there are no excuses for laziness or not having time… This recipe will maybe take 7 minutes MAX. Stick the jar in the fridge, leave it overnight, wake up and roll out of bed, grab jar, and out the door you go! So easy!

Strawberry Facts 

-Did you know that strawberries are great for arthritis pain?? They contain phenols which are anti-inflammatory and reduce the activity of the cyclooxyrgenase enzyme (COX), which is often the cause of inflammation.


Yield: 1 serving

Equipment: blender or food processor


  • 1/2 c gluten-free oats
  • 1/2 c almond milk (can substitute with any non-dairy milk)
  • 1/4 c strawberries (fresh or frozen. If using frozen make sure to thaw)
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp flax meal
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  • berries/fresh fruit
  • nuts/seeds
  • almond butter/peanut butter
  • shredded coconut



  1. Using a blender or food processor; make the strawberry milk by combining the almond milk, strawberries, maple syrup, and vanilla. Puree
  2. In a mason jar or glass bowl; prepare the oats, chia seeds and flax meal
  3. Pour the strawberry milk into the jar/bowl. Mix well
  4. Refrigerate over night
  5. Enjoy cold or hot

Tip: Prepare a few mason jars at the beginning of the week to have grab-and-go breakfasts ready!