Overnight oats is a great make ahead healthy breakfast recipe with a sweet creamy texture. It is loaded with nourishing ingredient to make you feel good all day. This carrot cake overnight oats is absolutely delicious. It taste exactly like an authentic carrot cake except is way much healthier. So don’t wait further and try this easy breakfast recipe and let’s bring dessert for breakfast.
Let’s eat dessert for breakfast
I never ate carrot cake back in France. But since I moved in NZ I am totally in love with carrot cake. Specially right now during pregnancy all I am craving for is a piece of rich carrot cake for breakfast. Well, it is probably not the healthiest thing to have for breakfast. So I came up with this carrot cake overnight oats recipe. I am making overnight oats recipes for breakfast often. It is super quick to prepare and great for busy mornings. My girl Emma loves porridge for breakfast and this is a great recipe for her. It is simply a twist to her regular porridge with some hidden veggie! If you love overnight oats I also have a summer raspberry coconut overnight oats recipe on the blog.
This recipe is my winter overnight oats recipe. A bit more comforting with lots of grated carrots, raisins, cinnamon and nuts. Well, I swap walnuts for almonds as it is clearly my favorite nuts. But feel free to use any nuts you like. For example my little girl loves adding pecan nuts in her bowl. To make this recipe all you have to do is to blend all the ingredients into a jar the night before. Starts by the dry ingredients first. Cover with liquid at the end. Give a good stir. Seal and refrigerate overnight. Done!
The next day you enjoy a creamy, thick and fresh breakfast with a scrumptious carrot cake flavor. I store my overnight oats in the fridge in different jars for up to 4 days. I also like to add many different toppings or layers into the jars. I love to toast 1 tbsp. of each : jumbo oats, coconut flakes and chopped almonds in a saucepan . I use about half teaspoon virgin coconut oil to toast them. Then I drizzle about a tablespoon of maple syrup on it. It makes a crunchy topping that add a lovely extra sweet texture to this creamy overnight oats. Here I made layers of dairy free coconut yogurt, carrot cake oats and cashew butter! So yum! That is what you see on the picture 🙂
SO now you tell me, what’s your favorite sweet breakfast recipe ?
Carrot Cake Overnight Oats | Clean eating breakfast
- 1/2 cup grated carrots
- 1/2 banana ripe, mashed
- 2 tbsp. shredded coconut
- 11/2 cup rolled oats or for more texture use 1/4 cup rolled oats + 1/4 cup jumbo oat
- 1 tbsp. dried raisins
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tbsp. ground flax seeds
- 2 tbsp. apple syrup or rice malt syrup or maple syrup
- 1 tbsp. chopped almonds
- 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk or milk of your choice
- In a jar combine all the ingredients in the order in appears in the ingredient list above.
- Give a good stir.
- Seal the jar and refrigerate overnight.
- The next day top with extra almond butter, coconut yogurt or toasted nuts and coconut flakes.
- Store well in the fridge up to 4 days in an airtight jar or container.