Just like real homemade carrot cake, this healthy Carrot Cake Oatmeal recipe is sweet, spicy, and totally delicious!
Breakfast Carrot Cake Oatmeal
Filling and Nutritious Carrot Cake Overnight Oats gives you the full taste of real carrot cake, with more than half your daily requirement for vitamin A and more than nine grams of heart-healthy fiber.
But the best part is, it tastes just like carrot cake for breakfast!
Carrot Cake Oatmeal is very easy to make at home. It can be prepared the night before or up to three days in advance for a quick healthy breakfast option whenever you’re short on time.
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Healthy Carrot Cake Oatmeal Ingredients
Here’s everything you need: rolled oats, cinnamon, yogurt, sweetener and milk of choice, a pinch of salt, and shredded carrots.
For Vegan Carrot Cake Oatmeal, use dairy-free yogurt and plant-based milk. The recipe can also be low fat, low calorie and gluten free.
I like to stir in about a tablespoon of softened coconut butter for richness or almond butter for extra protein.
Sometimes I’ll even add a spoonful of homemade Nutella.
If you only have quick oats, they’ll be fine. I haven’t tried this oatmeal recipe with steel cut oats, so I don’t know how well this substitution might work.
Carrots can be either large carrots or small carrots. Feel free to go with orange, yellow, or purple carrots.
Use the leftover carrots to make carrot bread
How to Make Overnight Oats Carrot Cake
Peel the carrots if they are not already peeled. Crumble in a vegetable peeler or a food processor. I love using a food processor to shred carrots because I find it much easier and faster than doing it by hand.
To make carrot porridge, mix all the ingredients in a jar. Shake the jar very well, then seal tightly with the lid and refrigerate overnight.
The oats absorb all the liquid as they sit, and this thick carrot cake breakfast will be ready to eat the next morning.
Enjoy cold, or you can reheat carrot oats in the microwave or on the stovetop. Recipe makes one serving.
If you prefer the baked version, try these Carrot Cake Baked Oats
Add Oatmeal and Topping Ideas
Or you can crumble healthy carrot cake cupcakes on top of the oatmeal.
- 1/2 cup Barley flour
- 1/2 spoon cinnamon
- 1/8 spoon Salt
- 2 – 3 tbsp shredded carrots
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt of choice
- 1/2 cup milk of choice
- 1 ladle almond or coconut butter, optional
- sweetener of choice as desired (amount will depend on your taste and whether you are using sweetened milk and curd or not)
- optional add-ins, such as raisins, shredded coconut, chia seeds, or chopped walnuts
To make Carrot Cake Oatmeal, combine all the ingredients in a jar with a lid, shake well and refrigerate overnight. The next day, you can eat cold or reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop.View Nutrition Facts
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