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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

Carrot Cake Oatmeal

Yield: 1 bowl
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 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.

Carrot Cake Oatmeal


  1. YUM! What a healthy way to eat a ‘dessert’ for breakfast! I want to try this :)

  2. Yes! I LOVE carrot cake and I eat oatmeal everyday….so this is perfect!

  3. Carrot cake for breakfast, yes PLEASE!!! Looks so good Beth, pinned! :)

  4. I love carrot cake! This is my kind of breakfast!

  5. I love oatmeal in all ways but this has to be one of the best Ive seen yet – sounds so good! Stopping by from whats cooking wednesdays!

  6. Hooray for all the carrot cake recipes I’m seeing today!! This looks yummy!!!

  7. Brilliant!! Cant wait to give this a try, Beth!! Have pinned!

  8. Looking for a way to use up all my oatmeal! Great recipe – will be sure to try. Visiting from Friday Link up

  9. This looks so delicious. In the fall I like to eat a pumpkin oatmeal for breakfast, but this is the perfect option for spring! Pinned!

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

  11. 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.

  12. Great recipe to share at the Foodie Friends Friday Copycat Recipes Party
    Cheers! Joanne

  13. This looks like a great way to eat my morning oats! I’ll definitely be trying this one :)

  14. Yum! I usually add some coconut and cacao nibs as toppings for my oatmeal for some additional flavor and crunch.

  15. I eat oatmeal everyday and am looking for new recipe ideas. I’m definitely trying this one.

  16. I know what I’m having for breakfast tomorrow! Thank you!

  17. I would totally eat carrot cake cheesecake for breakfast without shame, but this looks really good too! ;)

  18. This sounds delicious! :)

  19. I’m looking forward to trying this – I have been eating a lot of Bob’s Red Mill 7 grain or 10 grain cereal so I might try it with that.

  20. I’m visiting from Marvelous Mondays…this oatmeal looks fabulous! I can’t wait to try it!

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

  21. 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.

    • I use gluten free oats too! It’s so nice we can enjoy normal people food :-)

  22. Why does everything you make just look so delicious? You are a temptress. Thank you!

  23. This sounds amazing. Great recipe and your pictures look awesome.

  24. I’ll have to make this on the weekend for the family. My hubby loves carrot cake and oatmeal, so this will be a great combo for him.

  25. 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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