Breakfast

September 13, 2018

Carrot Cake Oatmeal

Carrot cake oatmeal turns the classic fall dessert into a breakfast recipe. Honestly, though, you could definitely eat this oatmeal for dessert. It's that good!

Carrot cake oatmeal

It's September and, even if the weather is still warm, fall is on the way. Gone are the days of eating overnight oats for breakfast. It's time for hot oatmeal!

Oatmeal is such a classic breakfast. And for good reason. It's quick and easy. If that doesn't sell you, the fiber and whole grains in oatmeal definitely should.

Have I talked enough about fiber? Fiber is this wonderful nutrient that aids in gut health, lowers cholesterol and blood sugar, regulates digestion, and promotes overall well-being. I think I sound like a broken record. Sorry, not sorry. Fiber is good for you and oats are one of the leading sources. Eat up!

Let's get to the recipe.

Ingredients

Of course, carrot cake oatmeal involves carrots. Shredded thinly to achieve flavor but not crunch.

It also includes raisins, for some texture and sweetness. Walnuts, for healthy fat, brain-aiding nutrients, and soft crunch. Cinnamon, for warm sweet spice. Vanilla extract, for that extra depth of flavor. And date syrup for delicious caramel-y goodness.

My oatmeal recipes always include ground flaxseed, mixed with water and set in the fridge while the rest of the dish is prepared. Why? Because flaxseed is sooo good for you AND it makes the thickest oats you can imagine.

You can also add some plant-based protein powder if you're feeling it.

Don't worry about all the ingredients. You'll have time to get them ready while your oats are cooking.

Carrot cake oatmeal

How to make Carrot Cake Oatmeal

First, quickly mix some ground flaxseed with water and set in the fridge. Then, microwave your desired serving of rolled oats (gluten-free, if necessary) with the amount of water specified on the box. As the oatmeal cooks, quickly grate a small carrot and gather the raisins, walnuts, cinnamon, date syrup, and protein powder (optional).

When the oatmeal is finished in the microwave mix all the ingredients in with the oats. And enjoy!

Carrot cake oatmeal

Recipe Prayer

Jesus, thank you for sweet carrot cake oatmeal. Nourish our bodies with this plant-based breakfast. Keep us healthy so we may do your work. Amen.

Carrot Cake Oatmeal

Carrot cake oatmeal turns the classic fall dessert into a breakfast recipe. Honestly, though, you could definitely eat this oatmeal for dessert. It's that good!

Author:

Elizabeth

Serves:

1

Prep:

2

min

cook:

3

min

total:

5

min

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon Ground Flaxseed
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Water
  • 1/3 Cup Rolled Oats, gluten-free, if necessary
  • 2/3 Cup Water
  • 1 Small Carrot
  • 1 Tablespoon Raisins
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Walnuts
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/2 - 1 Teaspoon Date Syrup
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • Plant-Based Protein Powder, optional

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, mix the ground flaxseeds with the 1 1/2 water and place in the fridge.
  2. In the bowl you wish to eat out of, mix the rolled oats and the 2/3 cup of water. Microwave on high for 3 minutes.
  3. While the oats are in the microwave, quickly peel and grate the carrot. Gather remaining ingredients.
  4. When the oatmeal is done, add the flax mixture, the grated carrot, raisins, walnuts, cinnamon, date syrup, and protein powder to the bowl and mix thoroughly. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

If, after adding in all the ingredients, the oatmeal is too thick, warm some more water in the microwave and add to the oatmeal until your desired consistency is reached.

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September 23, 2021
Tracy Henry
Hi Elizabeth, LOVE you recipes. Please keep them coming. :)I was wondering, can you share what is the vegan chocolate bar you used in this recipe?
August 28, 2021
Henry (Hank) Mader
thank you for the oil free recipe. I'm getting introduced to wild Bolete mushrooms here in Colorado, and everyone sautes Bolete's in butter or olive oil. I'm on a veggie, oil free regimen for heart health reasons. and your recipe suggestion may fill the bill. I can't wait to give it a try.
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This is so fun! Loving your creamy photography :)
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This looks incredible! So yummy and pretty photography