Carrot Cake Oatmeal

Carrot Cake Oatmeal
Carrot cake.

Some people are crazy about it!

There’s carrot cake..
cookies, muffins, cake, cheesecake, dip, sweet rolls, and you can even make carrot cake in a mason jar.

All those ideas from a 2 minute google search.

Carrot Cake Oatmeal
Last week we posted a recipe for Mini Carrot Cake Cheesecakes which are super tasty and come highly recommended.

The only problem?

You can’t always get away with eating carrot cake cheesecakes for breakfast. So we came up with a more suitable suggestion – carrot cake oatmeal!

Carrot Cake Oatmeal
Now you can enjoy all the goodness and flavor of carrot cake for breakfast. And feel good about it because homemade oatmeal is always satisfying.

Carrot Cake Oatmeal

Carrot Cake Oatmeal
Cook time
Total time
Yield: 1 bowl
  • 1/4 cup finely grated or rough pureed carrots
  • 1/4 cup milk or almond milk, or more depending on the consistency you like
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp chopped pecans
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup, or more to taste
  • Optional: raisins
  1. Finely grate the carrots till you have 1/4 cup. Or you can rough puree the carrots and measure out 1/4 cup. You still want some carrot pieces, not baby food carrots. ?
  2. In a small pot over medium heat, heat and stir the milk, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg.
  3. Add in the carrots and oats, stir. Cook for 6-7 minutes, stirring.
  4. When the mixture has thickened up, remove the pot from the heat, adding in the vanilla, pecans and maple syrup.
  5. Scoop into a bowl and enjoy. Add more spices to your liking.
Recipe adapted from Chatelaine.

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  1. says

    Dear Beth, This is a wonderful and creative way to serve up ‘carrot cake’. What a satisfying treat! Have a wonderful weekend. Blessings, Catherine

  2. says

    Carrot cake for breakfast sounds absolutely perfect! This looks gorgeous and delicious, not to mention the nutrition aspect. Great idea, Beth. I’ve added pumpkin puree to oats before but don’t think I’ve ever tried adding carrots. Will have to try this this weekend. My daughter and I eat oats, though usually overnight soaked oats, every morning.

    • Beth @ The First Year says

      Hi Allison! Thanks for letting me know where you’re visiting from, I am stopping by your blog right now!

  3. says

    Carrot Cake for breakfast sounds like the best idea I’ve heard all day! Great idea and, since my husbands favorite dessert is carrot cake, this is sure to become a favorite. I can use gluten-free oats and it will be perfect for the whole family.

  4. says

    oh my, this is another yummy recipe! Totally trying asap bc we LOVE oatmeal! Thanks so much for linking up last week at Creativity Unleashed. You will be featured tomorrow on the blog!! Hope to see you back. :)

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