Carrot Cake Overnight Oats

This carrot-cake oatmeal is the perfect blend of whole grains and protein to fuel you through a busy morning. Whole-grain oats contain cholesterol-lowering fiber, and carrots are high in potassium and beta-carotene, nutrients shown to be effective in lowering blood pressure. With all the sweet flavor of real carrot cake, this easy recipe will have you looking forward to breakfast

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Description

Carrot Cake Overnight Oats
Recipe Type: Breakfast
Author: Jennifer Koslo
Serves: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Chill Time: 8 hours or overnight
Ingredients
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup plain nonfat or low-fat Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup nonfat or low-fat milk
  • ¼ cup shredded carrot
  • 2 tablespoons raisins
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts (optional)
Instructions
  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a lidded jar; shake well, and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Enjoy cold, or heat in the microwave for 1 to 2 minutes or on the stovetop for 2 to 3 minutes, or until bubbling.

TIP: You can swap the rolled oats for steel-cut oats in this recipe as both contain nearly identical nutritional profiles. Rolled oats will soak up the liquid for a smoother, silkier texture, while steel-cut oats will have a chewier, heartier texture.

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