This Carrot Overnight Oatmeal recipe is an easy make ahead breakfast for busy mornings. It’s gluten free, vegan and requires only 5 minutes of prep time! Made with hearty oats, carrots, coconut and cozy spices, it’s a healthy breakfast you’ll love.
Carrot cake for breakfast? My kids will certainly not mind that at all.
These Carrot Cake Overnights Oats are a healthier no cook twist on this beloved dessert.
Are you an overnight oats fan? Overnight oats are simply uncooked oats that you soak with liquid for at least 4-5 hours (or overnight). They require less than 5 minutes of prep time and are super easy to customize and I love that you can make a batch on meal prep Sunday with your favorite flavors.are hearty and full of wholesome ingredients and perfect for busy mornings.
Since these 8 overnight oats are such a reader favorite, I’m slowly trying to give each of those recipes their own post along with the nutritional breakdown.
What I love about these Carrot Cake Overnight Oats are how easy they are to customize and make ahead. My family loves carrot cake and this carrot cake oatmeal recipe is just perfect for mornings when you don’t feel like turning on the oven.
WHAT DO I NEED TO MAKE OVERNIGHT OATMEAL?
All you need to make overnight oats are just a few simple pantry ingredients:
- Oats: Overnight oats are typically made with old-fashioned rolled oats and sometimes quick oats. Use gluten free as needed.
- Chia Seeds: Chia seeds give overnight oats that thick pudding-like texture and add extra fiber but feel free to leave them out if you aren’t a fan.
- Milk: Use your favorite dairy or dairy-free milk you like or have on hand. We usually like to use almond but coconut milk, cashew milk all work great for a vegan option.
- Yogurt – You can add a combination of milk and yogurt to make your oats extra creamy .
- Fruit: Have fun with your toppings. Add fruit that won’t get mushy directly into the mason jar or toss them on directly on top of the oats when you’re ready to eat.
- Sweetener: Leave out or use any sweetener you like – honey, maple syrup, a ripe banana, dates or any low-carb liquid sweetener like stevia, monk fruit or erythritol will work.
- Nut or seed butter: Almond butter, cashew butter, pumpkin butter, sunflower seed butter and or peanut butter add that savory-nutty flavor and a certain creaminess.
HOW TO MAKE CARROT CAKE OVERNIGHT OATMEAL:
- Start by combining rolled or old fashioned oats with your favorite milk and / or coconut or Greek yogurt in a 8 oz. mason jar, resealable container or a bowl. These 7 oz jars are the ones you actually see in the photos and are currently my favorite ones.
- Add maple syrup, cinnamon, carrots, coconut, pecans, and raisins to mason jar.
Shake jar or mix and combine with a spoon. Seal and chill in fridge for at least 4 hours or overnight. Enjoy cold or heat up in the microwave or stove-top.
Serve with more milk as desired and sprinkle with additional coconut, pecans and raisins before serving (optional).
- Seal up the container and park it in the fridge overnight.
- The next morning, you can heat the glass jar up in the microwave for a hot breakfast or enjoy your overnight oats cold straight from the fridge. Feel free to add more milk and any fun toppings of your choice.
FOR SUNDAY MEAL PREP:
OTHER FLAVOR OPTIONS FOR OVERNIGHT OATS:
Apple cinnamon, banana, blueberries or for more Overnight Oatmeal options – be sure to check this post out with 8 fun flavors!
This Carrot Overnight Oatmeal recipe is an easy make ahead breakfast. Made with oats, carrots, coconut & spices, it's a healthy breakfast you'll love.
- 1/2 cup rolled oats , gluten free as needed
- 2/3 - 3/4 cup almond milk or your favorite milk for a non-vegan version - you can add half milk and half Greek yogurt for creaminess as well
- 2 teaspoons chia seeds
- 1 Tbsp maple syrup honey or low carb sweetener
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 Tbsp grated carrots , plus more for topping if desired
- 1/2 Tbsp shredded coconut plus more for topping
- 1 teaspoon chopped pecans
- 1/2 teaspoon raisins optional , plus more for topping
- Add oats, milk, chia seeds, sweetener, cinnamon, carrots, coconut, pecans, and raisins to mason jar.
- Shake jar or mix and combine with a spoon. (If you like your oatmeal more creamier, you can add more milk and less if you like them on the chunkier side - you can also add an extra 2 tablespoons yogurt (dairy free if needed) to make them creamier).
- Seal and chill in fridge for at least 4 hours or overnight. Enjoy cold or heat up in the microwave or stove-top.
- Serve with more milk as desired and sprinkle with additional coconut, pecans and raisins before serving (optional) together in a mason jar, resealable container or a bowl.