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Zucchini Buckwheat Breakfast Bake

This zucchini buckwheat breakfast bake is a unique way to use up summer zucchini. Eat it in your breakfast!

I never really understood the whole “dog days of summer” saying. There aren’t many dogs that I know of who enjoy being outside in this heat.

If they’re anything like Ginger, they’re inside sprawled out on the cool floor with their tongue hanging out the side of their mouth after a quick jaunt around the yard.

Although, maybe that’s the point of the saying to begin with? Whatever.

The whole purpose of that was basically to say whatever the saying actually means, I think we’re in it.

Zucchini buckwheat breakfast bake

End of July/early August means a few things to me.

Heat, crazy high electrical bills (thank you, New York state and your high electric rates), disgusting little parsley worms that I discovered yesterday coating my entire plant on the front steps (ew, ew, ew) and zucchini inundation.

Zucchini breakfast bake

It happens every year.

One zucchini somehow multiples into two and before you know it your produce drawer is packed with them.

You’re grilling, roasting, shredding, feeding it to your dog, but no matter how many meals you try and shove it into, it remains triumphant, almost laughing back at you from its cozy spot in the fridge.

It started last week over here.

4 small zucchini from the grocery store went from manageable for the two of us over the course of the week to slightly overwhelming when coupled with its gigantor cousin from the CSA.

Round 1 goes to me though.

Between these buckwheat bakes and a huge grilled vegetable side dish for dinner with family last night, we powered through them all in 2 days.

Buckwheat breakfast bake with zucchini

We’ll see how the rest of the summer fares.

ps- for all of you who are weirded out by vegetables in your breakfast, you can’t taste the zucchini in here at all, I promise.

Try these healthy zucchini recipes too:

Zucchini Noodles with Avocado Cream Sauce
Paleo Almond Zucchini Bread
Banana Zucchini Muffins
Bruschetta Hummus Stuffed Zucchini
Chinese Chicken Zoodles

Zucchini buckwheat breakfast bake

Zucchini Buckwheat Breakfast Bake

This zucchini buckwheat breakfast bake is a unique way to use up summer zucchini. Eat it in your breakfast!
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 1 serving


  • 1/4 cup buckwheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seed
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup shredded zucchini squeezed of excess water
  • 3/4 tablespoon melted coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon greek yogurt
  • 1/2 small banana mashed
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate chips optional
  • 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts optional


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a ramekin or line with parchment paper.
  • Combine dry ingredients in a medium bowl.
  • Combine wet ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Pour wet ingredients into dry and stir to fully combine (it will be a very thick batter because of the coconut flour).
  • Add chocolate chips and walnuts if using and fold into batter.
  • Transfer batter into greased or lined ramekin.
  • Bake for 30-32 minutes until toothpick comes out clean.
  • Top with more chocolate chips, walnuts, coconut butter, honey or other desired topping.

Nutrition Facts

Serving: 1SERVING | Calories: 478kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 447mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 22g

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition information can vary for a variety of reasons. For the most precise nutritional data use your preferred nutrition calculator based on the actual ingredients you used in the recipe.

Cuisine American
Course Breakfast
Keyword buckwheat breakfast bake, zucchini buckwheat bake, zucchini buckwheat breakfast bake

Gina Matsoukas is the writer, founder, photographer and recipe developer of Running to the Kitchen — a food website focused on providing healthy, wholesome recipes using fresh and seasonal ingredients as much as possible. Her work has been featured in numerous media outlets both digital and print, including MSN, Huffington post, Buzzfeed, Women’s Health and Food Network.

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Monday 10th of August 2020

Looks like there hasn't been any commenting for a long time, so I hope this is received. What can I substitute for the Greek yogurt?

Running to the Kitchen

Monday 10th of August 2020

Hi Charlene - you can probably just use a little more mashed banana and/or milk in its place.

Emilie @ Hungry Delights

Tuesday 24th of July 2012

wow, these look gorgeous! I love anything with zucchini included!


Tuesday 24th of July 2012

This is a perfect way to start the day! I love zucchini recipes!


Tuesday 24th of July 2012

Yum!! I've never seen anything like it! I have wayy too many zucchinis just waiting eagerly for me. I have all the ingredients on hand except for coconut flour. Do you think I can substitute it with either almond or chickpea flour? This is perfect for bfast or snack even! Thanks! And your blog is very lovely!!

Running to the Kitchen

Tuesday 24th of July 2012

You could try almond flour, that should work!

sally @ sallys baking addiction

Tuesday 24th of July 2012

Ha! I don't understand dog days of summer either. My Jude can't even be outside for too long before he is in dire need for some agua. What a yummy and nutritious way to start the day, Gina! I love the looks of this breakfast bake. You are so creative with all your healthier recipes. I love them!