Carrot Cake Overnight Oats

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Make these healthy and delicious Carrot Cake Over Night Oats for a filling breakfast. These overnight oats are like having dessert for breakfast with all the flavors of carrot cake minus the guilt.

Here are some more overnight oats recipes that you may like Maple Brown Sugar Overnight Oats, Strawberry Overnight Oats, Overnight Oats with Coconut Milk, and Kesar Badam Overnight Oats.

Carrot cake overnight oats served in a bowl.
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About Carrot Cake Overnight Oats

Carrot Cake Overnight Oats is a delicious and healthy breakfast recipe that offers all the flavors of carrot cake without the guilt.

This recipe is also great for meal prep. Double or triple the batch and divide it into mason jars. In the morning, you can grab one jar and have it on the go.

Carrot cake oats can also be enjoyed as a snack or a guilt-free dessert.

This easy recipe is gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and can be easily made vegan.

The recipe is also highly customizable. Add your choice of milk, yogurt, and sweetener, and top the oats with your favorite toppings to create a new version each time.

Ingredients

Oats – Rolled oats (old-fashioned oats) are the best for making refrigerator overnight oats. They soak up the flavors well and keep their texture intact.

Instant oats or quick oats tend to get too soft and mushy, whereas steel-cut oats need more time to soak up nicely.

Carrots give a crunchy texture and sweet taste to the overnight oats. Grate them using the middle hole of a box grater.

Raisins – Carrots and raisins go very well together. But if you are not team raisin, feel free to skip them. You can replace them with dried cranberries or cherries.

Spices – Add ground cinnamon and ground nutmeg to bring out the flavors of carrot cake in these oats.

Milk and Yogurt – I like to use whole milk and Greek yogurt, as they make these oats super creamy. You can also choose to use skim milk and light yogurt to make them healthier.

To make these vegan, use plant-based milk and yogurt.

Sweetener – Use any sweetener of your choice. I added honey, but for a vegan version, use maple syrup or brown sugar. Sugar-free substitutes like stevia or monk fruit also work fine. You can also add one ripe mashed banana to add sweetness.

Vanilla Extract – Vanilla extract makes the oats more flavorful and aromatic.

Chia Seeds – These are loaded with nutrients and a great choice to add to overnight oats.

Variations

Add a scoop of protein powder to make these for your pre or post-workout snack.

You can also stir in a little softened cream cheese while mixing the ingredients for creamier oats.

If you are a chocolate fan, then add some cocoa powder to the oats and top with cocoa nibs.

How To Make Carrot Cake Oats

Stir together the following ingredients in a medium mixing bowl with a lid.

  • 1 cup rolled oats (old-fashioned oats)
  • ½ cup grated carrots
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup honey
All the ingredients added to a bowl.
Everything mixed well.

Close the lid and refrigerate overnight or for at least 4 hours.

Soaked oats.

If the oats are too thick, stir some more milk to thin them down.

Adding some more milk to the soaked oats.

Transfer the overnight oats to 2 serving bowls. Top with grated carrots and sprinkle a little ground cinnamon on top. Serve chilled or heat them in a microwave and serve warm.

Ready carrot cake overnight oats.

Topping Ideas

  • Nuts and seeds such as toasted almonds, walnuts, pine nuts, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, and sunflower seeds.
  • Granola of your choice.
  • Coconut flakes, cocoa bibs, chocolate chunks.
  • Nut Butter like almond or peanut butter.
  • A dollop of whipped cream cheese is one of my favorite toppings.

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Make these healthy and delicious Carrot Cake Over Night Oats for a filling breakfast. These overnight oats are like having dessert for breakfast with all the flavors of carrot cake minus the guilt (vegetarian, gluten-free).
5 from 2 votes

Carrot Cake Overnight Oats Recipe

Make these healthy and delicious Carrot Cake Oats for a filling breakfast. These overnight oats are like having dessert for breakfast with all the flavors of carrot cake minus the guilt.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 2 minutes
Soaking Time: 10 hours
Total: 10 hours 7 minutes
Servings: 2 people

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup rolled oats (old-fashioned oats)
  • ½ cup grated carrots
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup milk (plus some more if needed)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup honey
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Instructions 

  • Stir together all the ingredients in a medium mixing bowl with a lid.
  • Close the lid and refrigerate overnight or for at least 4 hours.
  • If the oats are too thick, stir some more milk to thin them down.
  • Transfer the overnight oats to 2 serving bowls. Top with grated carrots and sprinkle a little ground cinnamon on top.
  • Serve chilled or heat them in a microwave and serve warm

Notes

Topping Ideas
  • Nuts and seeds like toasted almonds, walnuts, pine nuts, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, sunflower seeds, etc.
  • Granola of your choice.
  • Coconut flakes, cocoa bibs, chocolate chunks.
  • Nut Butter like almond or peanut butter.
  • A dollop of whipped cream cheese is one of my favorite toppings

Nutrition

Calories: 476kcal, Carbohydrates: 90g, Protein: 14g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 0.01g, Cholesterol: 16mg, Sodium: 88mg, Potassium: 672mg, Fiber: 9g, Sugar: 44g, Vitamin A: 5551IU, Vitamin C: 3mg, Calcium: 266mg, Iron: 3mg
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