Looking for a treat and a breakfast at the same time? Try out this carrot cake overnight oats, they will just take you back to eating a delicious carrot cake with cream cheese frosting.
Are you having a hard time figuring out what to eat for breakfast? Don’t worry! Today I’m bringing an easy to make recipe, carrot cake overnight oats. They are a great choice when you don’t have much time in the morning, you can also include them in your meal prepping day, and there is no cooking involved win-win situation. Plus it has a serving of vegetables, which is great.
Ingredients for the carrot cake overnight oats
Overnight oats have a million ways to prepare them, I tried the version with greek yogurt but I wasn’t a fan. I think is because I don’t like the typical flavor of yogurt. So after some trial and error, I found the perfect consistency for the overnight oats. I’m working on another post related to overnight oats so stay tuned for it.
To make the carrot cake overnight oats you will need the following:
- old fashion oats
- vanilla almond milk
- chia seeds
- maple syrup
- shredded carrots
- cream cheese
- vanilla extract
You would also need a bowl to mix all the ingredients in and two mason jars or small recipients with a lid that you can refrigerate. I prefer using glass containers that help keep your food fresher longer. Mason jars are fairly easy to use and a great on the go option.
Prep for the carrot cake overnight oats
Now on to the preparation, you can divide the ingredients to make a single serving, or even double the recipe for your meal prep. Make sure that your cream cheese is at room temperature, so it is easy to combine.
In a bowl add all your dry ingredients, old fashion oats, chia seeds, cinnamon, shredded carrots and raisins and mix until combined. Next, add your milk, maple syrup, and cream cheese to the dry ingredients and mix well.
Pour into each mason jar and add a dash of cinnamon on top. Put the lid and store them in the fridge for at least 4 hours or overnight. Once the time has passed you can enjoy your carrot cake overnight oats cold, chilled or hot.
I usually leave it out from the fridge for 1 hour before eating. If you want to heat it up, put the mason jar a couple of minutes in the microwave. You could also add a little more liquid to them so they can loosen up.
Try out this carrot cake overnight oats, it will just take you back to eating a delicious carrot cake with cream cheese frosting.
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup vanilla almond milk
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 2 tbsp cream cheese
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/2 cup shredded carrot
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
In a small bowl, mix all the ingredients.
Separate in two mason jars and refrigerate a minimum of 4 hours or overnight.
Now it is ready to enjoy! You can heat it up in the microwave or eat it as is.
If you need to you can replace regular rolled oats with gluten-free.
You can also replace almond milk with any other type of milk you prefer, I have also used this recipe with skim milk and lactose-free milk.
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You can also try spinach and zucchini crustless quiche for your meal prep day and make it in cupcake molds so you have an on the go breakfast to pair with these carrot cake overnight oats.
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