These carrot cake overnight oats make for a healthy breakfast that you can prepare ahead of time and tastes just like a carrot cake!
What if I told you that you could eat carrot cake for breakfast?
Ok, well yes you can eat actual carrot cake, but in this cake I’m talking more specifically about carrot cake overnight oats. As in oatmeal that you can prepare ahead of time that’s loaded with carrots, yogurt, spices, walnuts and everything else you love in a traditional carrot cake recipe.
A healthy overnight oats recipe
So let’s talk a bit about overnight oats and what makes them so healthy. I for one have become totally obsessed and overnight oats are now a breakfast staple in my kitchen.
Besides the fact that you don’t have to cook them, (yay!) Here are some of the awesome healthy benefits of overnight oats:
- Source of whole-grains
- Loaded with Fibre
- High in protein (*especially if you use a protein-rich yogurt!)
- Filling to keep you fuelled for your morning!
These healthy overnight oats are also vegan (*make sure to use vegan yogurt) and gluten-free (*make sure to use certified gluten-free oats!)
How to make overnight oats
Overnight oats are as easy as throwing a bunch of ingredients in a jar and popping it in the fridge. No but really…that’s all there is too it.
You can make overnight oats in either a jar or a bowl, and just mix all the ingredients together and let them sit overnight in the fridge. I’d recommend to make overnight oats at least 2 hours ahead of time to give the oats enough time to soften.
Quick oats or rolled oats both work well in overnight oats. Rolled oats will give you a chewier texture if that’s what you love! (That’s my personal preference.)
If you’re wondering if you can use steel cut oats for overnight oats they don’t work for this traditional method, but you can use this method to make steel cut overnight oats.
A few notes on the recipe
These carrot cake overnight oats are made with rolled oats, almond milk and yogurt as the main ingredients.
You can use any kind of yogurt you love, or leave out the yogurt entirely and use more almond milk instead. You can also swap out the almond milk for any milk you like. (Coconut milk would be delicious for a rich & creamy overnight oats!)
I like to prepare this recipe in a bowl and then pour the mixture into little jars with a cover so they’re ready to go for meal prep for the week ahead.
Store these carrot cake overnight oats in the fridge for 3-4 days.
Other carrot cake recipes to try
A healthy and delicious breakfast you can prepare ahead of time that tastes just like carrot cake. Yum!
- Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl or a large jar
- Place in the fridge overnight and enjoy for breakfast in the morning!
Double the recipe and divide the oats between small jars to have breakfast ready to go for the next 3-4 days!
- Serving Size: 1/2 recipe
- Calories: 235
- Sugar: 7g
- Sodium: 23mg
- Fat: 7g
- Carbohydrates: 32g
- Fiber: 8g
- Protein: 9g
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