Simple Carrot Cake Overnight Oats (Vegan) are a delicious and nutritious breakfast option that combines the combination of traditional carrot cake with the convenience of overnight oats. Being packed with protein, fiber and vitamins, its a perfect and easy way to start your day.
I love overnight oats because its a make-ahead recipe. Hence, my carrot cake oats is a healthy and satisfying vegan breakfast recipe for busy mornings.
Why you will love this recipe
- Vegan and dairy free
- Tastes like dessert
- Best and kid friendly
- only 6 ingredients
What are overnight oats?
Basically, the oats are combined with liquid along with sweetneer and refrigerated in a mason jar overnight. By morning the oats softens and you just pull out the jars/bowls from the refrigerator. Then stir, garnish and enjoy.
In general we are fond of oatmeal in savory and sweet form. But overnight oats are the most simplest breakfast option and by adding the flavor of carrot cake….I took this recipe to the next level.
Carrots – I used baby carrots in this recipe for convenience but you may use regular carrots as well. Overall, the health benefits of carrots are immense and especially its an excellent vegetable that is most beneficial to the eyes.
Oats – I used old fashioned rolled oats here to give this recipe a nice chewy texture. You may use quick oats as well but steel cut oats might not work as expected.
Plant milk – I used beverage style coconut milk but unsweetened almond milk also tastes great in this overnight oats recipe.
Maple syrup – I like the flavor of it. Moreover, it compliments well with the spices and carrots. You may use brown sugar instead if desired.
Spices – along with cinnamon I liked the combination of all spice which beautifully balanced the overall flavor of this recipe.
For detailed measurement of ingredients, please scroll down to the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.
How to make
Firstly, in a blender, I combined plant milk, carrots, spices and syrup. Then, I blended it smooth.
Secondly, in a bowl, I combined oats. Then, I stirred in the blended ingredients.
Thereafter, I divided it equally into glass jars. You may use any bowl of your choice or mason jars.
Afterwards, I refrigerated them overnight with a light lid.
In the morning, I pulled out the jars from the refrigerator and placed them on the working counter. Then, I roughly stirred them and garnished with vegan whipped cream.
I sprinkled little extra cinnamon for myself and devoured every bit of this style of oats recipe.
My kids loved the idea of carrot cake oatmeal and I make it on repeat.
Its best to enjoy them cold straight from the refrigerator. I like to add whipped cream on mine to make it attractive and creamy. Walnuts as toppings also taste excellent in this recipe. Even though it’s already sweetened but raisins are also very good option as one of the garnishes.
- It is important to use a high speed blender here so as to blend the carrots absolutely smooth for the best results.
- Since, its a no-cook recipe, make sure to mix oats really well with the blended ingredients so that they soften properly.
You may easily refrigerate them in the jars for up to 4 days.
Yes! Oats provide the much needed energy in the morning since its complex carbohydrate. I added carrots so as to increase its fiber and Vitamin A content. Spice likes cinnamon and all-spice also bring many health benefits like antioxidants.
Usually overnight oats are eaten cold but sometimes its ok to warm it up if that’s your preference. However, I would recommend enjoying it cold because it tastes best straight from the refrigerator.
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Simple Carrot Cake Overnight Oats (Vegan)
- vegan whipped cream
- sprinkled cinnamon
- fresh fruits
- In a blender combine baby carrots, maple syrup, coconut milk, cinnamon powder, and all spice. Blend it smooth.
- In a mixing bowl combine oats and stir in the blended carrots. Mix well.
- Divide it equally in two mason jars or any glass jars. Cover them with sling wrapper or lids. Refrigerate them overnight.
- Just before serving stir them with a spoon. Top it with whipped cream and sprinkle some cinnamon or nuts and fruits.
- Feel free to adjust the sweetener as per taste.
- Ground all spice can also be used in this recipe.
- Any toppings like nuts, fruits or seeds tastes good in this recipe.
- If desired gluten free oats can be also be used in this recipe.
- I used beverage style plain coconut milk but you may use any dairy free milk of your choice.