Breakfast carrot cake oatmeal
This filling, nutritious overnight oats recipe is a great way to get your daily vitamin A requirement and enjoy the delicious flavor of carrot cake. It also contains over 9 grams of fiber and more than half your daily vitamin A requirements.
It’s easy to make carrot cake oatmeal at home. You can prepare it the night before or up to three days ahead. This will give you a healthy option for breakfast when you are short on time.
Healthy carrot cake oatmeal ingredients
You’ll need rolled oats with cinnamon, yogurt, the sweetener of your choice, a pinch of salt, and a shredded carrot.
Use dairy-free yogurt and plant-based milk to make vegan carrot cake oatmeal. This recipe is also low-fat, gluten-free, and low-calorie.
I add a tablespoon or so of almond butter or softened coconut oil for extra protein.
Sometimes, I even add a teaspoon of Nutella Homemade.
You can use quick oats if you have them on hand. This oatmeal recipe has not been tried with steel-cut oats, so I don’t know how it would work.
You can choose between large carrots and baby carrots. You can choose from orange, yellow, or purple carrots.
How to make overnight carrot cake oats
Peel the carrots if not already done. You can shred carrots with a vegetable peeler or in a processor. I prefer the food processor for shredding carrots, as it is much faster and easier than slicing them by hand.
Combine all ingredients in a glass jar to make carrot oatmeal. Shake the jar well and then cover it tightly with a lid. Refrigerate overnight.
This thick breakfast of carrot cake will be ready the following morning.
You can eat the carrot oats cold or warm them in the microwave, on the stovetop, or by heating them. This recipe yields one serving.
Half a cup of rolled oats
Half a teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 tsp of salt
Use 2 to 3 tablespoons of shredded carrot
Half a cup of plain yogurt
Half a cup of milk of your choice
Optional: 1 tablespoon almond or coconut butter
Sweetener as desired. (Amount depends on taste and whether you use sweetened yogurt or milk).
Add-ins such as shredded coconut or chia seeds can be added.
Combine all ingredients into a jar with a lid, shake well, and refrigerate overnight. You can eat it cold the next day or reheat it in the microwave or stovetop.