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Coconut Carrot Cake Oatmeal

This oatmeal is loaded with grated carrots, coconut milk and topped with nuts. Has all the flavors you love in carrot cake.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword carrot cake oatmeal, easy homemade oatmeal recipe, oatmeal breakfast ideas, oatmeal recipe for fall
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 503 kcal


  • 3/4 cup canned coconut milk can also use almond milk or any milk
  • 1/4 cup water or more depending on how thick you like your oatmeal
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup grated carrots about 1 medium carrot
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats use gluten free oats if necessary
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut divided for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts or pecans divided

Optional Toppings:

  • dried raisins
  • toasted coconut chips
  • chopped walnuts or pecans


  1. In a medium sized pot over medium heat, combine the milk, water, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves and salt.
  2. Stir in the grated carrots and oats. Lower heat if mixture starts to boil.
  3. Cook for about 12-14 minutes (depending on how thick you like the oats and the brand), stirring frequently. When the mixture has thickened up, remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract, maple syrup, half of the shredded coconuts and half of the nuts.
  4. Remove from heat and portion into bowls. Top the oatmeal with the remaining pecans, currants and shredded coconut and more coconut milk or maple syrup if desired. Sprinkle with more cinnamon and top with raisins and toasted coconut chips, if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Coconut Carrot Cake Oatmeal
Amount Per Serving (1 bowl (1/2 recipe))
Calories 503 Calories from Fat 324
% Daily Value*
Fat 36g55%
Saturated Fat 26g130%
Sodium 43mg2%
Potassium 564mg16%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 8g32%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 5345IU107%
Vitamin C 4.4mg5%
Calcium 77mg8%
Iron 3.1mg17%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.