Zoats: Mark 2 (I like this one better!)

imageWell, only one person had any enthusiasm for the original savoury porridge or Zoats (zucchini or courgette oats), so here is my second try and I liked this much better. I left out the cacao and made it with tiger nut milk which is sweet and creamy (recipe here), but you can use nut milk or soy or rice milk – though the latter will give you a thinner porridge and doesn’t have the same nutritional value. I also used raisins instead of dates to sweeten it, which is what I would normally put in straightforward, everyday porridge.

Courgettes contain heart-healthy potassium, folate (necessary for cell-division), anti-oxidants, B vitamins, iron and zinc.

Have a go, it won’t do you any harm and it might very well do you some good!

Vegan and Gluten-Free if you use gluten-free oats.


1/2 Cup Oats

1/2 Cup Tiger Nut Milk or Horchata

1/4 Cup Water

1/2 Courgette/Zucchini, grated

1/4 Cup Raisins

1 Dsp Shelled Hemp Seeds*

1 Dsp Lucuma Powder* (mild, malted flavour)

1 Tsp Wheatgrass Powder (for extra nutrients – optional)

Goji Berries* and Raw Chocolate Mulberry Chips* to serve.



As before, add oats, milk, water and courgette to pan and warm imagethrough until it starts to cook, stirring well. Cook for about 5 minutes.

Add raisins and cook for another couple of minutes.

Add hemp seeds, lucuma powder and wheatgrass powder, of used. Mix well.


Transfer to a bowl and add goji berries and raw chocolate mulberry chips, and a little more milk of desired.



I loved this version! Of course, this is only a template, add whatever flavouring and fruit you like and happen to have.

This is such a satisfying breakfast and starts you off with 1 of your minimum 5 a Day veg and fruit.

We buy our tiger nuts from http://www.thetigernutcompany.co.uk/


Copyright: Chris McGowan

6 thoughts on “Zoats: Mark 2 (I like this one better!)

  1. I like this – haven’t tried it though. But it has chocolate….and goji berries. Nut milk is lovely, so I will try it with that too. 🙂 Sorry about not liking the other one much, but *this* I will be trying out!

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  2. I recently tried whipped cream made from rice milk instead of the regular one. Didn’t taste so good 😳 Couldn’t find almond or tigernut milk in the supermarkets, looking forward to trying that… I find soy milk bearable only with double chocolate 😂😛
    Your recipes are so completely novel and healthy (which is awesome)


    1. Rice milk is too watery and has hardly any nutritional value. Nut milks are better, better still without sugar or additives but much better nutritionally and taste-wise to make your own. It is so easy – there are recipes in the Menu – it keeps for about 4 days in the fridge. I doubt you’ll be able to find tiger nut milk in the supermarkets. The Tiger Nut Company sells it but as you’re on a different continent, that isn’t very practical! Best to make your own from soaked tiger nuts. I don’t like soy milk with or without double chocolate 😄 You could buy plain and add your own cacao wth a stick blender and/or a medjool date to sweeten, using a proper blender, much healthier. Cashew cream is nice, soak cashews in enough water to cover them for a couple of hours, blend with whatever flavours you like to sweeten or make special – I once added some rum at Christmas so my dad wouldn’t object to not having his rum sauce with the Christmas pudding! I do appreciate your comments and feedback 😊

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      1. Now that I think about it… I don’t think I’ve ever seen tiger nuts here 🙈 I’ve been meaning to try buying fresh soy milk and add chocolate. Surely it’ll be healthier than the store bought one…Thank you for your suggestions 😊


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