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Healthy Carrot Cake Overnight Oats

These Healthy Carrot Cake Overnight Oats are such a delicious breakfast to wake up to. They are so simple to prepare – just combine your ingredients and refrigerate overnight. Add your favourite toppings, and enjoy these creamy carrot overnight oats – they are the perfect way to begin your day!

Glass of overnight oats garnished with walnuts and grated carrot, sitting on a board.
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Why you’ll love this recipe:

These Healthy Carrot Overnight Oats are a delicious, nutritious, easy to prepare breakfast that is the perfect start to your day.

This is such a great option to have on hand – it is the perfect breakfast if you’re short of time, need something to grab and go or just want to know that you’re fuelling your body.

All the preparation happens the night before, and your breakfast will be ready to enjoy once you hop out of bed!

You will love these Healthy Carrot Cake Overnight Oats because:

  • They require minimal preparation – all you have to do is grate a carrot, mix it with your other ingredients and pop it in the refrigerator!
  • The quantities can be adjusted to your needs – the written recipe serves two, but can easily be halved or doubled!
  • It is ideal for meal prep – the oats will last for three days in the fridge, so you can get a head start on your breakfast for the week.
  • This recipe is so versatile – customise the toppings to your liking, or just enjoy it as is. Dried fruits, nuts and yoghurt are all great additions.

Ingredients in this recipe:

Please see the recipe card further along in the post for exact quantities of ingredients and the full method.

Ingredients in this recipe on a white background.

Carrot – freshly grated carrot is important for this recipe – pre-grated carrot can be hard and dry. Carrots are deliciously sweet and full of nutrition.

Sultanas – or raisins, add to the flavour base of our Carrot Cake Overnight Oats.

Old Fashioned Rolled Oats – these are the best oats for this recipe. Steel-cut oats and quick-cooking oats can be used in overnight oats recipes, but may have a different ratio of liquid, and will produce a different texture.

Milk – use a milk of your preference. I like to use almond or oat milk, but soy milk works just fine as does dairy milk.

Chia seeds – helps give the oats a nice thick texture, and also add some extra fibre. Black or white chia seeds are fine to use in this recipe.

Maple syrup – for a hint of extra sweetness. You could also use honey, but I would drizzle this on top when serving instead.

Cinnamon – ground cinnamon is an essential ingredient in carrot cake. It adds a great depth of flavour as well as a lovely warmth to the oats. A little sprinkled on top before serving is also a nice touch!

Vanilla – use good quality vanilla.

Chopped walnuts – these are optional, but make a great topping to the Carrot Cake Overnight Oats.

Step by step instructions:

Please see the recipe card further along in the post for exact quantities of ingredients and the full method.

Steps 1-2 of preparing this recipe - the grated carrot in a bowl and adding the other ingredients to the carrot.

1 – Grate the carrot:
In a medium bowl, finely grate the carrot.

2 – Add the other ingredients to the carrot:
Add the cinnamon, chia seeds, rolled oats, maple syrup, vanilla, sultanas and almond milk to the carrot.

Steps 3-4 of preparing this recipe - whisking the ingredients in a bowl to combine and the oats in a glass jar ready to go into the fridge.

3 – Combine the mixture:
Whisk or stir the mixture well to combine.

4 – Refrigerate:
Cover the bowl with clingwrap, or divide the mixture into two glasses or mason jars and cover. Refrigerate for 6 hours or overnight.

Overhead shot of the toppings on a glass of overnight oats - chopped walnuts and grated carrot.

Tips for success and FAQs:

These Healthy Carrot Cake Overnight Oats could not be more simple to prepare. As there are such few ingredients, I do recommend using the best quality available.

How long will the Carrot Cake Overnight Oats last?

For the best taste and texture, enjoy them within three days.

How long do the Oats have to be in the fridge before consumption?

Refrigerate your overnight oats mixture for at least 6 hours. I make mine just before bed and they’re perfect in the morning!

Are Old Fashioned Rolled Oats Gluten-Free?

There are different rules regarding this, depending on where you live in the world. For Australian residents, Coeliac Australia provides a great resource on this topic. Always be sure to read the labels and consult with a health professional if you are unsure.

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Variations and substitutions:

Carrot – as this is the base of the recipe, I don’t recommend substituting it. There are so many other delicious Overnight Oats recipes though – see below for some of my favourites!

Spices – we have added cinnamon to the oats, but you could also add a little ground ginger or nutmeg.

Milk – you can use any milk of your choice in this recipe.

Nuts – I like to serve the Carrot Cak Overnight Oats with some chopped walnuts. I add these just prior to serving so they do not go soft.

Glass of overnight oats with a spoon dipping into it.

Serving suggestions:

One of my favourite parts of making Easy Overnight Oats, is customising the toppings!

For this recipe, I like to use a topping of Greek yoghurt, chopped walnuts and a sprinkle of shredded coconut.

You could also try:

  • Chopped almonds or macadamia nuts.
  • Coconut yoghurt, to keep the recipe vegan.
  • A drizzle of coconut cream and a sprinkle of additional cinnamon.
  • Fresh or dried fruit of your choice.

More delicious recipes for you to try:

Start your day with a tasty breakfast. Some more of our favourite recipes are:

  • Apple Overnight Oats
  • Pea and Mint Frittata
  • Banana Cinnamon Overnight Oats
  • Mango Chia Pudding

Enjoy these delicious Carrot Cake Overnight Oats. You will love the ease of preparation and great taste – be sure to let me know what you think in the comments below when you have given them a try!

Alex xx

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Glass of overnight oats garnished with walnuts and grated carrot, sitting on board with a spoon on the edge.
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Healthy Carrot Cake Overnight Oats

These Healthy Carrot Cake Overnight Oats are such a delicious breakfast to wake up to. They are so simple to prepare – just combine your ingredients and refrigerate overnight. Add your favourite toppings, and enjoy these creamy carrot overnight oats – they are the perfect way to begin your day!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine International
Prep Time 5 minutes
Chill Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 5 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 305kcal
Author Alexandra

Ingredients

For the Overnight Oats:

  • 1 large carrot See Note 1
  • 1 cup (80 g) old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 ¼ cup (300 ml) milk – I use almond or oat See Note 2
  • ¼ cup (40 g) sultanas or raisins
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds See Note 3
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup See Note 3
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla

Toppings (optional):

  • Greek yoghurt or coconut yoghurt
  • walnuts – roughly chopped
  • coconut flakes or shredded coconut

Instructions

  • In a medium-size bowl, peel and then finely grate the carrot.
  • Add the oats, almond milk, chia, maple syrup, sultanas, vanilla and cinnamon to the grated carrot and mix well to combine.
  • Cover the bowl with clingwrap, or divide the mixture into two glasses or mason jars and cover. Refrigerate for 6 hours or overnight.
  • Serve with toppings of your choice and additional milk if the mixture is too thick.

Notes

  1. Carrot: freshly grate your carrot – pre-grated will be too dry for this recipe and won’t have as nice a flavour.
  2. Milk: use milk of your choice. I use almond or oat milk. Add more milk when serving if you prefer a thinner texture.
  3. Tablespoon: we use a standard Australian tablespoon which is 20 ml (4 teaspoons).
  4. Toppings: the toppings are optional (and are not included in the nutritional information). Use toppings of your liking – see suggestions above.

Nutrition

Calories: 305kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 235mg | Potassium: 448mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 6019IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 284mg | Iron: 3mg

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