Carrot Cake Overnight Oats

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Last Updated on May 15, 2024

Creamy carrot cake overnight oats is a delicious make-ahead breakfast that takes only 10 minutes of prep work! This recipe is filled with fiber, whole grains and delicious coconut carrot flavor.

Carrot Cake Overnight Oats

Carrot Cake Overnight Oats

I love a good make-ahead breakfast and overnight oats are truly one of my favorites to add to my meal prep rotation. They’re creamy, filling, and have endless flavor varieties. I love preparing a couple of servings to have on hand for busy mornings or quick snacks.

Creamy carrot cake overnight oats packs in fiber, veggies and protein all in one. It’s made with rolled oats, shredded coconut and grated carrots, and lightly sweetened with maple syrup.

Carrot Cake Overnight Oats

The Perfect Make Ahead Recipe

Overnight oats will stay fresh in the fridge for up to 5 days. You can even double the recipe and enjoy it all week long!

Topping the oats with vanilla greek yogurt and walnuts add an extra boost of protein and crunch, along with some heart-healthy fats. You can use plain Greek yogurt or a lower-sugar vanilla yogurt for even more flavor.

Carrot Cake Overnight Oats

How To Make Overnight Oats

Here’s what you’ll need to make these simple overnight oats-

  • rolled oats– if you’re sensitive to gluten, be sure to opt for certified gluten-free oats
  • milk– I love using a plant-based milk but also switch it up with dairy milk for an added boost of protein
  • grated carrots add fresh flavor and veggies to this recipe
  • shredded coconut– for a little added sweetness and flavor
  • chia seeds– though optional in this recipe, chia seeds help thicken the oat mixture, making it nice and creamy
  • maple syrup– to add a little sweetness
  • flavorings– vanilla extract and cinnamon
  • vanilla yogurt layer– I love using a lower-sugar vanilla flavored yogurt of greek yogurt, milk, maple syrup and vanilla
  • walnuts– for an added crunch and heart-healthy fats
carrot cake oats
  1. Combine the oats, carrots, coconut, cinnamon, salt and chia seeds (if using) in a small dish.
  2. Pour in the milk, vanilla and maple syrup and whisk together until well combined.
  3. Refrigerate overnight or for at least 5-6 hours until thickened
  4. Give the oats a mix then top with a layer of vanilla yogurt and your chopped walnuts
  5. Serve cold when ready to eat!

This recipe can be doubled and refrigerated for up to 5 days. It’s a simple, delicious, and nourishing way to start your morning. I know you guys are going to love it!

More meal-prep friendly recipes to try:

Feta & Avocado Breakfast Sandwiches

Tiramisu Overnight Oats

Mango Coconut Chia Pudding

Carrot Cake Overnight Oats

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Course: Uncategorized
Servings

2-3

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

0

minutes
Total time

10

minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup 1 rolled oats

  • 1 1 ¼ cups milk of choice

  • 3/4 cup 3/4 grated carrots, about 2 small carrots

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 shredded coconut

  • 2 tbsp 2 pure maple syrup

  • 1 tsp 1 vanilla extract

  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 cinnamon

  • 1/3 cup 1/3 walnuts, chopped

  • Vanilla yogurt to top

  • Optional: 2 tbsp chia seeds

Directions

  • Combine the oats, carrots, coconut, cinnamon, and chia seeds (if using) in a small dish.
  • Pour in the milk, vanilla and maple syrup and whisk together until well combined.
  • Refrigerate overnight, or for at least 5-6 hours.
  • Give the oats a mix then top with a layer of vanilla yogurt and your chopped walnuts
  • Serve cold when ready to eat. Refrigerate leftovers for up to 5 days

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