Carrot Cake Overnight Oats

By Alexandra Caspero on January 29, 2024
Carrot cake for breakfast!
Serves 1

Carrot cake for breakfast? Why not! These carrot cake overnight oats are loaded with whole grains, fiber, and protein and taste like carrot cake!

If you love the taste of carrot cake, then you’ll love these carrot cake overnight oats. It’s a classic overnight oat recipe made with shredded carrots, coconut and raisins and a little maple syrup for sweetness.

These carrot cake overnight oats couldn’t be easier to make– just stir everything together, place in the fridge and enjoy in the morning.

See below for more tips on how to make them, or scroll below for the full recipe.

Carrot Cake Overnight Oats

Ingredient Notes

  • Rolled Oats: Rolled oats are my preferred oat for this recipe, but quick cooking or instant oats will also work. However, you won’t need as much liquid if you use those. Steel-cut oats won’t work the same way.
  • Milk: I like almond or soy milk for this recipe, but any unsweetened milk will work.
  • Chia Seeds: Chia seeds add extra fiber and protein but can be omitted or swapped for flax or hemp seeds.
  • Walnuts: I love walnuts in my carrot cake, but you can omit or use chopped almonds if desired.
  • Vanilla and Cinnamon: The addition of both vanilla and cinnamon makes these carrot cake overnight oats taste more cake-like!
Overnight Oatmeal With Shredded Carrots And Raisins

How to Make Carrot Cake Overnight Oats

Mix everything together in a jar

Carrot Cake Overnight Oats

Mix everything together in a sealable jar or airtight container. I like adding the raisins and chopped nuts the night before, but you can also add the raisins and walnuts right before eating.

Place in fridge overnight

Spoon And Jar Of Overnight Oats With Carrots

Place in fridge for at least 4 hours or overnight. Top with more raisins and shredded coconut or carrots, if desired, and enjoy.

Tips for Success

I don’t recommend omitting the maple syrup as it helps to balance the carrot flavor. The coconut and nuts are optional, but they taste more like carrot cake to me so I added them in.

The longer your oats sit in the fridge, the creamier they will be. I use rolled oats, but instant or quick-cooking oats can also be used, though the texture will be mushier. Steel-cut oats or Scottish oats will not work in this recipe.

If you want to eat these warm, you can heat the jar in the microwave in 30-second increments, stirring each time. Mason jars or other glass jars are microwave-safe, without the lid!

Vegan Carrot Cake Overnight Oats With Raisins

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Carrot Cake Overnight Oats

Carrot Cake Overnight Oats

  • Author: Alexandra Caspero
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
  • Category: oatmeal, breakfast, overnight oats, healthy, vegan
  • Method: no cook
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Carrot cake for breakfast? Why not! These carrot cake overnight oats are loaded with whole grains, fiber, and protein and taste like carrot cake!


  • Author: Alexandra Caspero
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
  • Category: oatmeal, breakfast, overnight oats, healthy, vegan
  • Method: no cook
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan
  • Author: Alexandra Caspero
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
  • Category: oatmeal, breakfast, overnight oats, healthy, vegan
  • Method: no cook
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 2/33/4 cup milk of choice
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrot
  • 1 tablespoon shredded coconut
  • 1 tablespoon raisins
  • 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Mix together all ingredients in a sealable container or airtight container until well combined.
  2. Place in the fridge overnight or for at least 4 hours.
  3. Stir before serving and enjoy.

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