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carrot cake oatmeal in a bowl topped with Greek yogurt and cinnamon

Carrot Cake Oatmeal

Carrot Cake Oatmeal is a healthy and easy breakfast recipe, tastes just like a carrot cake cookie or slice of carrot cake, and can easily be made vegan!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword carrotcake, easybreakfast, healthybreakfast, oatmeal, overnightoats
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 394kcal


  • Spoon to stir oats


  • 1/2 cup carrots, finely grated
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon (or less if preferred)
  • 1/2 tsp. Allspice
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped (plus more for garnish)
  • 1/4 cup crushed pineapple
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar (or honey) (plus more for garnish)
  • 1/2 cup milk (cows milk or non dairy option of your choice)


  • In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, add in the water, the finely grated carrots and salt. Bring to a simmer (this is to cook the carrots a little bit so they aren't crunchy in your oatmeal).
  • Once the water comes to a simmer, turn the heat down to medium and stir in the oats, raisins, cinnamon, allspice, vanilla extract, walnuts and crushed pineapple. Simmer the oats for ~3-4minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Stir in the brown sugar and milk until the oats are creamy and desired consistency of oats is reached. Simmer for another 1-2 minutes to heat milk.
  • Serve warm and top with more walnuts, cinnamon, brown sugar and a dollop of yogurt.



  • Make this recipe vegan but using your favorite non-dairy milk such as almond milk or coconut milk. Use maple syrup to sweeten the oats. 
  • I've made this recipe with both a larger shred carrot and a fine shred. Both are delicious, but I like the finely shred carrot more. Use the smallest holes on your box grater or even a microplane. 


Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 394kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 304mg | Potassium: 624mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 184mg | Iron: 3mg