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Carrot Cake Oatmeal

This Carrot Cake Oatmeal is loaded with everything you love about the classic dessert! Fresh carrots, pecans, coconuts and an ultra creamy base of oatmeal. Pair with a mug of fresh coffee and you’re all set for a wonderful morning! 

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword carrot cake oatmeal, easy oatmeal, homemade oatmeal recipes, yummy oatmeal recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 people
Author Haylie

Ingredients

  • 1 and 1/4 cup rolled, old fashioned oats 
  • 1 cup freshly shredded carrots 
  • 2 cups milk of your choice (I have used whole milk or oat milk)
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup (or more if you like it sweeter!)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon 
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/8 tsp ground allspice 
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg

Garnishes

  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped pecans 
  • 1/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut 

Instructions

  1. If possible, freshly shred the carrots! Add these to a medium size pot.

  2. To the same pot, add in the oats, milk, maple syrup, spices and vanilla extract to the bowl. Mix together with a large wooden spoon and let it come to a gentle boil.

  3. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium low and cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally until desired thickness is achieved. 

  4. If it's too thick, add a splash of milk to get your desired oatmeal consistency.

  5. Divide the oatmeal into 2 bowls and garnish with pecans, shredded coconut and extra carrots! Enjoy!