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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 326kcal


  • 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
  • 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 for 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 made this recipe with both a larger shred carrot and a fine shred on the carrot. Both are delicious, but I like the finely shred carrot more.
  • How to make the carrot cake oatmeal bake:
2 cups oats
1/2 cup finely grated carrots (~ 1 large carrot)
1/4 tsp. salt
1/3 cup raisins
1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. Allspice
1/4 cup crushed walnuts
2 Tbsp. brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
2 cups milk
1 large egg
4 Tbsp. melted butter
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 cup crushed pineapple (optional)
  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F. In a large bowl, mix the old fashioned rolled oats with the shredded carrots, salt, raisins, cinnamon, allspice, walnuts, brown sugar and baking powder. Set aside.In another bowl whisk together the milk, egg, melted butter, vanilla extract and pineapple. Stir the wet into the dry.
  2. Spray an 8×8 inch baking dish with non-stick spray. Pour mixture into pan and bake for 40-45 minutes or until oats are lightly brown on top. Serve with maple syrup and a dollop of yogurt on top!


Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 326kcal