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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
Prep Time5 mins
Chill Time:8 hrs
Course: Breakfast
Keyword: carrot cake, carrots, oats, overnight oats, vegetarian
Servings: 1
Author: Jennifer Koslo


  • 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
  • 1-2 tablespoons chopped walnuts (optional)


  • Combine all of the ingredients in a lidded jar; shake well, and refrigerate overnight.
  • 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.