This carrot cake overnight oats recipe is one of our favorite ways to make overnight oats. This trendy breakfast is so nice to have on those mornings where you just need to grab something and go! Think early morning, get the kids out the door, but still give them a great breakfast in the car. This is that kind of recipe. Make it in their own little snack jars and you’ve got a great, “holy crap what time is it, get your butt out the door!” breakfast that isn’t McDonald’s or cafeteria mysteries. Oh, and did I mention it tastes like spiced carrot cake?
So what the heck are overnight oats? Well come out from under your rock and enjoy the necessity that is overnight oats in this day and age. With how fast life moves these days (I could go on a real rant about this fast paced life thing), we still need a healthy breakfast in the mornings. When I wake up I want to know that no matter how late my hubby’s running for work, or how tired I am from being up all night doing whatever the heck mom’s do all night I still want to know that I can just reach into my fridge and grab everybody INCLUDING ME (I am totally guilty of forgetting to eat), a healthy filling and delicious breakfast!
Annnnd in comes the overnight oats trend. This is a thing that people are generally obsessed with that I can get on board with for the reasons stated above. Here’s what you need for basic overnight oats:
- Gluten Free Rolled Oats (my favorite is at Aldi’s in their Live G Free brand)
- Chia Seeds
- Oat Milk (or your choice of milk)
- Honey (or Maple Syrup)
Mix all of these together in a mason jar or bowl, cover and let it sit in the fridge for 2 hours or overnight for a basic plain overnight oats breakfast.
Carrot Cake Overnight Oats Recipe
Carrot cake is one of the best cake flavors and you can fight me on this but I will win. I mean, it’s got all the best warm spices, it has the vegetable that no ones really likes but somehow tastes amazing so it’s healthy-ish? And who can pass up the perfect cake for a healthy heaping of cream cheese frosting. The BEST.
Now, I have a weakness and it is dessert for breakfast. You can see where this is going. I love having cakes and pies and all the donuts for breakfast in the morning with a nice warm cup of coffee. There is just no better way to start the morning for me. A piece of apple pie and coffee is the best way to pull me out of bed.
I really wanted to just keep scarfing down oodles of sugar and carbs every morning, but eventually I realized that I would have to hide this dessert for breakfast thing from my children (because I love them) so I had to come up with something healthier. Enter this gem of a recipe that keeps the dessert for breakfast but also keeps us healthy!
Using that base from above, add ground cinnamon, ground cloves, and one shredded carrot. Boom! So easy and just let it sit overnight for a delicious breakfast of champions in the morning!
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If you love this recipe, be sure to check out these drool worthy recipes too:
- Chocolate Strawberry Baked Oatmeal
- Banana Oat Pancakes
- Extra Fluffy Pancakes
- Gluten Free Apple Zucchini Bread
- 1/2 cup Gluten Free Rolled Oats
- 3/4 cup Oat Milk
- 1 Tbsp Chia Seeds
- 1 Tbsp Honey (or Maple Syrup)
- 1 Shredded Carrot
- 1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp Ground Nutmeg
- Mix all the ingredients together in a mason jar or container of choice and place, covered, in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight.
- When you are ready to eat, mix thoroughly again and top with optional nuts, yogurt, more honey or maple syrup, raisins... etc. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 403Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 53mgCarbohydrates: 79gFiber: 12gSugar: 35gProtein: 9g