Loaded with grated carrots, raisins and cinnamon flavor these carrot cake overnight oats taste like cake for breakfast! Vegan and gluten-free.
I’m so excited for spring produce, visits to the farmers market and moving towards light and fresh foods (yeah, salads) instead of the heavy comfort foods we crave throughout the winter.
I hope you’re ready for the transition because today I have a new overnight oats recipe for you! The recipe is very similar to some of my other overnight oats recipes, but with a carrot cake spin. It’s springy, healthy and super simple to whip up.
I made a huge batch of carrot cake overnight oats last week and ate them for breakfast every single day. I found that adding a little yogurt or protein powder to the original recipe was the perfect way to add an extra boost of protein. Feel free to do the same if you like a bit more protein with your breakfast too.
Ingredients Needed for Carrot Cake Overnight Oats
old fashioned rolled oats – rolled oats are the best for overnight oats. Instant/quick oats and steel cut oats don’t work well because they don’t absorb liquid the same way rolled oats do.
almond or cashew milk – I like using unsweetened vanilla almond milk, but any type of milk will work.
pure maple syrup
almond extract – this is optional, but it adds such a nice flavor.
unsweetened flaked coconut
chopped walnuts or pecans (for topping) – I love the added crunch the walnuts & pecans add to the oats.
Besides being delicious, carrots are packed with amazing nutrients as well! They’re high in antioxidants, fiber, vitamin K and potassium. They have shown to help with heart and eye health as well as digestion. (Source)
Combine: Place all ingredients except the nuts in a container and stir until well combined. Seal with a lid and place in the fridge overnight (or at least a couple hours).
Serve: Bring out of the fridge in the morning and stir. You’ll notice that the oats soak up a lot of the liquid so you may want to add a little more almond milk before serving. Top oats with chopped nuts and serve.
Serving Size:1 bowl
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