Carrot Cake Overnight Oats have all the delicious flavours and textures of carrot cake in healthy breakfast form! They take minutes to prepare with no cooking involved, and are perfect to enjoy for breakfast either at home, or on the go.
Love carrot cake? Then you're going to love these Carrot Cake Overnight Oats! All the carrot cake flavours we know and love are packed up into a healthy, make ahead, easily transportable, naturally vegan and gluten-free breakfast.
We're talking filling oats, fresh carrots, raisins, nuts and warming spices. This overnight oatmeal is so good. It tastes like dessert and is extra filling and hearty with 17 grams of protein per portion!
Here is what you'll be needing to make this Carrot Cake Overnight Oats recipe:
We're talking the usual overnight oat suspects: oats, dairy-free milk, chia seeds, maple syrup, salt and vanilla. Then the add-ins which include grated carrot, nuts, raisins and spices, to give you those carrot cake vibes. Each portion includes one entire carrot!
Feel free to add a little diced fresh or canned pineapple and a dollop of vegan yogurt if you have some, for an even more dessert-like taste!
Success tip - Use rolled oats for a chewy texture or quick oats for a slightly softer texture. I don't recommend using steel cut oats for this recipe.
How To Make Carrot Cake Overnight Oats
This recipe is super easy. Simply peel and grate a carrot, then add it to a jar (or other container with a lid) along with everything else. Give it a good stir then pop it in the refrigerator for a minimum of 4 to 5 hours. Serve straight from the jar, or tip into a bowl.
Overnight Oats are incredible for meal prep. Make up a batch at the weekend and they'll keep in the fridge for up to 5 days! Using mason jars makes them easily transportable.
Omit them, or add some shredded coconut, sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds instead.
You can use flax seeds instead, or just omit the chia seeds. If you do omit them though your oats won't be as thick in texture.
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Carrot Cake Overnight OatsAuthor:
- ½ cup (50 grams) rolled/old fashioned oats , certified gluten-free oats if necessary
- 1 medium carrot , peeled and grated
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup , or agave
- 1 tablespoon raisins or sultanas
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice , or allspice or cinnamon
- 1 pinch fine sea salt
- 1 tablespoon chopped pecans/walnuts , or shredded coconut
- ¾ cup plant milk
- Add everything to a jar or lidded container, with the milk going in last.
- Give it a really good stir then put the lid on.
- Refrigerate for a minimum of 4 hours or up to 5 days.
Lance Robert says
Tasty, nutritious, and a terrific way to start the day! I look forward to enjoying this for a long time to come!
This is so delicious! It is in my regular rotation of overnight oats recipes. Thanks so much for sharing this delightful recipe!
Melanie McDonald says
I'm really pleased you enjoyed it Jennifer and thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. It's much appreciated!
Im Herbst, Winter sehr lecker mit Kürbis, ich verwende sehr gerne die Sorten Sombra, sweet Kabocha oder auch grüner Hokkaido.
Einfach und einfach lecker!