Carrot Cake Overnight Oats – these oats are delicious and super easy to make, taste like dessert and make for an excellent grab and go breakfast for those busy weekday mornings!
I’m sorry its been a while since my last post! Not that its a great excuse, but I’ve had a bad cold over the last week and its made me feel pretty lazy and uncreative. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve still been making some tasty things…just nothing I’ve actually put the effort into to make look nice and take photographs.
I am finally starting to feel better (though still seem to get crazy sneezing fits in the morning) and I’ve had some ideas brewing in my mind that I am so very excited to make and then share with you!
What are your weekday breakfasts like? Mine tend to be pretty rushed and I typically only have around 10-15 minutes to make and eat breakfast. Yeah, I could wake up earlier but I refuse to do it. I am not a morning person, and waking up at 6:15 a.m. is hard enough for me, even after nearly 2.5 years of doing it! Who else is with me?
Generally I just have cereal or maybe some yogurt on these rushed weekday mornings. However, lately I’ve been prepping overnight oats for myself. It is a game changer! It’s healthy and I can have it hot or cold depending on my mood. It’s also nice and quick and it keeps me full a lot longer!
I wanted to incorporate even more veggies into my diet and thought I would play around with including some in my overnight oats. Of course, you gotta keep it tasty and not just tasting like vegetables too, right? That is where the idea for these carrot cake overnight oats came from. This is also a lot healthier than just eating actual carrot cake for breakfast…
I’ve gotta say, it really feels great to have a delicious and healthy breakfast waiting for you in the fridge in the morning! As the oats are soaked overnight in milk they are nice and soft come morning time. Also, as I mentioned before, these can be enjoyed hot or cold. I also enjoy the addition of chia seeds as they help to keep me full longer and are a very nutritious food!
The recipe for these carrot cake overnight oats is incredibly easy. Just combine all the ingredients in a bowl or mason jar and then let it sit in the fridge overnight. Done! Can it get any easier than that?
If you try this recipe for carrot cake overnight oats please let me know! Leave a comment, rate it, post on the Zest & Simmer Facebook page or share photos on Instagram using the hashtag #zestandsimmer. I’d love to see it and love hearing from you guys!
Carrot Cake Overnight Oats
- 1/2 cup shredded carrot
- 1 cup quick oats or rolled oats
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 2 tbsp raisins
- 1 tbsp chopped walnuts
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp allspice
- 1 1/4 cup milk or milk alternative
- 3 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- additional walnuts or raisins for topping (optional)
- Mix together shredded carrots, oats, chia seeds, raisins, walnuts, cinnamon and allspice in a bowl.
- Add in milk, maple syrup and vanilla extract and stir together.
- Cover and place in the refrigerator overnight. Add additional walnuts or raisins for topping if desired. Can be served hot or cold. (Microwave for 1-1.5 minutes to serve hot.)