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Carrot Cake Overnight Oats.
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Carrot Cake Overnight Oats

Carrot cake for breakfast? Why yes! These Carrot Cake Overnight Oats are a simple, hearty way to start your morning. Prep your oats at night and breakfast is ready on the go. So easy!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 5 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1
Calories: 357kcal
Author: Lorie Yarro

Ingredients

  • ½ cup rolled oats regular or gluten free
  • 1 ½ T coconut shredded or flaked
  • ½ large carrot shredded
  • cup milk of choice
  • 1 T chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 1 T raisins
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • Dash of sea salt
  • 1 - 2 teaspoon maple

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a container that can be sealed and stir well.
  • Refrigerate overnight or for at least 4 hours. Add a bit more milk before serving if oats seem a bit dry.
  • Enjoy hot or cold!

Notes

  • You can use steel cut oats for this recipe. Some people prefer steel cut oats over rolled oats. Steel cut will turn out much chewier than the rolled. Definitely not my preference by any means, but feel free to try if you would like!
  • Try some of these optional add ins to give your carrot cake oatmeal a boost: chia seeds, ground flax, protein powder. All of these are great ways to give your breakfast a nice boost!
  • Soak your oats for at least 4 hours for the best texture and flavor. You want to give the overnight oats enough time to absorb the liquid and soften the oats. If you don't wait long enough, they will be tough and chewy.
  • Eat your overnight oatmeal hot or cold. Some people think that overnight oats have to be eaten cold. Not true. These carrot cake oats can certainly be eaten chilled but are delicious warmed up. I put mine in the microwave for about one minute before serving.
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Nutrition

Calories: 357kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 247mg | Potassium: 409mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 5095IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 231mg | Iron: 3mg