Chocolate Cherry Zoats Recipe

Chocolate Cherry Zoats

Chef Devin Alexander spices up breakfast with zucchini oatmeal, or zoats. Sneak some veggies into your oatmeal and sweeten it up with tart cherries and delicious chocolate! This recipe contains 10% less calories and 36% less sugar* than the full-sugar version. Makes one serving.

Serving size: 1 13 cup

Calories: 250 Calories


  • ½ cup washed, finely shredded zucchini

  • ½ cup old fashioned oats

  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

  • ½ cup frozen tart cherries, defrosted and cut into ¼ pieces

  • ½ tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1–12 teaspoon Truvia Original Calorie-Free Sweetener Spoonable Jar

  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 18 teaspoon almond extract

  • 18 teaspoon sea salt

  • 12 tablespoon dark chocolate chunks


  • 1.

    Chop the shredded zucchini very finely if you’d like it relatively undetectable.

  • 2.

    Place it in a lint free kitchen towel, and twist it to remove as much moisture as possible.

  • 3.

    Transfer the drained zucchini to a small saucepan.

  • 4.

    Add the oats and mix them together.

  • 5.

    Pour the almond milk into the pan and cook them on medium heat.

  • 6.

    Using a rubber spatula or wooden spoon, stir the mixture frequently until the moisture has evaporated, about 4 – 7 minutes on a gas burner – longer on an electric.

  • 7.

    Remove the pan from the heat.

  • 8.

    Stir in the cherries, cocoa powder, Truvía® Original Sweetener, vanilla extract, almond extract, and salt until well combined.

  • 9.

    Add the chocolate chunks and stir them so they just soften – don’t completely melt them.

  • 10.

    Enjoy immediately, refrigerate any leftovers.

*Each serving has 250 calories and 12 grams of sugar per serving, compared to the full-sugar version that has 280 calories and 19 grams of sugar per serving.

Nutrition Per Serving

Total Fat 9g
Saturated Fat 2g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 340mg
Total Carbohydrate 41g
Dietary Fiber 7g
Sugars 12g
Erythritol 3g
Protein 8g
Vitamin A 25% DV
Vitamin C 10% DV
Calcium 50% DV
Iron 20% DV