Carrot Cake Overnight Oats

Author: Sarah Cobacho

Published: March 1, 2022

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Jar of healthy, delicious carrot cake overnight oats

Wake up to the comforting flavors of carrot cake with our Carrot Cake Overnight Oats. This isn’t just a breakfast; it’s a nutrient-packed start to your day that’s as delicious as it is healthy. With 10g of fiber and 16g of protein per serving, these overnight oats are a perfect blend of taste and nutrition.

Overnight oats have become a breakfast staple for many, and it’s easy to see why. They’re incredibly versatile, easy to prepare, and can be customized to suit your taste buds. But our Carrot Cake Overnight Oats take it a step further by infusing the classic comfort and flavor of a carrot cake (and a serving of veggies!) into your morning oats.

And if you’re on a high protein regimen, you can easily increase the protein content by stirring in some protein powder. We’ve found that vanilla-flavored protein powder blends beautifully with the other ingredients, enhancing the overall flavor without overpowering it. I especially like to mix it to the yogurt to give it a thicker icing-like consistency.

Why This Recipe Works

High in Fiber: Keeps you full longer.
Rich in Protein: Perfect to start the day.
Quick and Easy: Minimal prep time is required.
Versatile: Easily customizable to suit your taste.
Meal Prep Friendly: Make ahead for a stress-free morning.

Step-By-Step Instructions

Gather your ingredients in a jar: oats, shredded carrot, chia seeds, cinnamon, nutmeg, and raisins. Stir them well. Add maple syrup, soy milk, and coconut yogurt to the mix. Combine all ingredients thoroughly. Refrigerate the jar overnight to let the oats soak up the flavors. Top with more yogurt, pecans, and extra shredded carrots in the morning.

Ingredient Notes

Oats: Use rolled oats for best results.
Carrot: Grate finely for better texture.
Chia Seeds: Adds extra fiber and omega-3s and a creamier texture.
Soy Milk: Can be replaced with another dairy-free alternative (although it will lower the protein content of the meal).
Soy Yogurt: Adds creaminess, protein, and probiotics. It can be replaced by coconut yogurt.

FAQ

  • Is this recipe gluten-free? Yes, it’s naturally gluten-free. Use certified gluten-free Oats if necessary.
  • Can I use almond milk? Yes, it’s a great substitute for soy milk.
  • Can I eat the oats immediately after preparation or do they need to sit overnight? For the best texture and flavor, it’s recommended to let the oats sit in the fridge overnight. However, if you’re in a rush, you can use quick oats and they will be ready to eat after an hour or two in the fridge.
  • How long can I store it? Up to 5 days in the fridge.
  • Can I add protein powder to this recipe? Absolutely! If you’re on a high protein regimen, you can stir in some protein powder. Vanilla flavor would work well with this recipe.

Variations and Tips

Add Protein: Stir in vanilla protein powder.
Fruit Toppings: Add sliced bananas or berries.
Nut Options: Use almonds or walnuts instead of pecans.
Switch Up the Colors: You can use regular orange carrots or purple carrots to switch up the colors. Apart from making life fun, the diversity of colors in plants also means diversity in phytonutrients!

Why You’ll Love These Carrot Cake Overnight Oats

  • Delicious
  • Nutrient-rich
  • Time-saving
  • Customizable
  • Meal-prep friendly
Jar of healthy, delicious carrot cake overnight oats

Carrot Cake Overnight Oats

5 from 8 votes
Our Nourishing Carrot Cake Overnight Oats is a delightful, quick, and nourishing breakfast option. Packed with whole grains, vegetables, nuts, and seeds, it offers 10g of fiber and 16g of protein. Perfect for busy mornings and easy to take on the go!
Sarah Cobacho (plantbaes.com)
Prep Time10 minutes
Cooling 12 hours
Total Time12 hours 10 minutes

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Servings 1

Ingredients

  • ½ cup oats
  • 1 small carrot, shredded (you can use orange or purple carrots!)
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • 0.5 tbsp maple syrup
  • cup soy milk
  • 2 tbsp raisins
  • 2 tbsp soy yogurt
  • 2 pecans

Instructions

  • Start by gathering a jar and your ingredients: carrots, oats, chia seeds, cinnamon, nutmeg, and raisins.
  • Shred the carrot and add it to a jar along with the oats, chia seeds, cinnamon, nutmeg, and raisins. Stir them together to ensure they're well mixed.
  • Pour in the maple syrup, soy milk, and yogurt. Stir the mixture again until all the ingredients are thoroughly combined.
  • Place the jar in the fridge and let it sit overnight. This allows the oats to absorb the liquid and flavors, creating a creamy, flavorful breakfast.
  • In the morning, give it a stir and top your overnight oats with pecans and a dollop of yogurt, and (optionally) top with a bit more shredded carrot for extra crunch and flavor.

Per Serving

Calories 398kcalCarbohydrates 65gProtein 16gFat 10gSodium 139mgFiber 10gVitamin A 417IUVitamin C 4mgCalcium 151mgIron 6mg
COURSE Breakfast
CUISINE British-Inspired
KEYWORDS High Fiber Meal, High Protein, Quick Morning Meal, Vegan-Friendly
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