A fun, easy and festive breakfast for Easter morning (or any day of the year!). These carrot cake overnight oats are sweet, creamy and happen to be dairy-free!A fun, easy and festive breakfast for Easter morning (or any day of the year!). These carrot cake overnight oats are sweet, creamy and happen to be dairy-free! #overnightoats #carrotcake Can you believe spring is finally here?! It was in the 60s and sunny in Boston over the weekend and we took FULL advantage. We went for a long hike and made a pit stop after at one of our fave breweries. We also checked out a few open houses too and was planning to be totally casual about it like oh we’ll just look to start getting a picture of what we like and don’t like, and then found something we loved that was perfect for us. Enter the chaos of trying to get a realtor, get pre-approved for a loan, and put an offer in, all in two days. LOL. I’m not one to rush into things but this feels really exciting. Trying not to get my hopes up either but hey, maybe you can send some good luck vibes our way :). You send us good luck, I’ll send you overnight oats. Deal?
carrot cake overnight oatsI really enjoy oatmeal and eat it at least a couple days a week when I work from my downtown office and need something quick and easy. It’s funny but a few years ago I had no idea what overnight oats were and now I make them all the time. Especially in the summer when I’m not craving a bowl of piping hot oatmeal. Cold oatmeal actually hits the spot for me in the summer. And if I make them in the winter I usually just pop it in the microwave for one minute to warm it up a little.carrot cake oatsHave you ever made overnight oats? They’re SO easy. You simply throw all your ingredients together in a small bowl or mason jar and let it sit overnight. The oats soak up the liquid and voila, you wake up to a creamy bowl of delicious oatmeal! I love that it’s portable too so you can easily bring it with you to work in the morning. Grab-n-go breakfast at its finest!carrot cake overnight oats - dairy-free, gluten-freeTo mimic the delicious spiced taste of carrot cake, I made these with overnight oats with grated carrots, raisins, walnuts, cinnamon, ginger and vanilla. You really can’t go wrong with anything carrot cake flavored. If only we could add some cream cheese frosting to this…;) These oats are packed with fiber, protein, healthy fat, and vitamins A and C from the carrots! The Easter Bunny would be ALL over this breakfast.carrot cake overnight oats

To learn how to make carrot cake overnight oats, check out my video below!

 

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Carrot Cake Overnight Oats


  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 hours
  • Total Time: 8 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x

Description

A fun, easy and festive breakfabst for Easter morning (or any day of the year!). These carrot cake overnight oatsΒ are sweet, creamy and happen to be dairy-free!


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup grated carrots (about one carrot)
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 1/2 cups almond or coconut milk

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients into a bowl and mix together until combined.
  2. Store covered in the refrigerator overnight.
  3. Give it a quick stir in the morning and enjoy!
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Assembly
  • Cuisine: Holiday

Keywords: carrot cake, oatmeal, overnight oats, easter

This recipe was retested, reshot and revamped to bring you the most delicious (and most beautiful) dish! The original post was published March 2016.

A fun, easy and festive breakfast for Easter morning (or any day of the year!). These carrot cake overnight oats are sweet, creamy and happen to be dairy-free! #overnightoats #carrotcake

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46 Comments

  1. I am SO in the mood for carrot cake everything πŸ™‚

  2. Kathy Riedy

    Kara, this looks Delicious! Good Luck with the house! (Not sure if you remember me, I’m your Aunt Buga’s friend)!

  3. Susan

    I make these frequently. I love that these ingredients are pretty much always in my pantry/fridge. Inexpensive, healthful, and delicious. I add a little extra walnut milk and mix in a tablespoon of ground flax for the added omegas. Thank you!

  4. Well this is a fun twist on overnight oats! Can’t wait to try it Kara!

  5. Love carrot cake flavored breakfast items! Sooo delish!

  6. Krista Wunsch

    I had my tonsils removed last week. I just prepared this to have for breakfast in the morning. It will probably be the best thing I’ve eaten all week!
    Thank you,
    Krista

  7. This is so perfect for spring! I love carrot cake, but not all the empty calories that come with it, so this is totally up my ally!!

  8. Susan Auriemma

    Delicious! Thank you !!!

  9. A

    Hello! How long do you suppose these would last after being made (like if I made several batches on Sun. night would it still be good on Fri. am)? Thanks!

  10. Mary

    This recipe is delicious!! I made it last night and tried it this morning. By far my favorite oats recipe! πŸ™‚

  11. It’s like dessert for breakfast! (but much healthier!)

  12. Jennifer Maloney

    What an amazing sounding recipe! I am trying it for Easter morning. I need to make a large batch so if anyone has tips, please feel free to share. Thanks for the great recipe Kara!

  13. I religiously eat overnight oats and THIS recipe is fantastic. Who doesn’t love a good carrot cake…in oat form?! I’ll gladly be eating these well after Easter is over with πŸ™‚ Fun fact: when living in NOLA I never got sick, must really be the vit D and happy culture down there!

  14. Oh, YUM! I’m an overnight oats addict and have not yet tried a carrot cake version. I’m with you on packing in the fruits and veggies after several days of New Orleans cuisine. πŸ™‚ It was a blast sharing beingets with you!

  15. What a healthy way to enjoy carrot cake! I’m going to go to my kitchen right now and make this so I can have it for breakfast tomorrow!!! πŸ™‚

  16. I hate to say it, but I haven’t joined the overnight oats train – I like my oats hot! BUT, this looks amazing and I imagine if I heated it up in the morning it would taste just as good, so I’m gonna give it a try!

  17. Yum! Totally making this for breakfast this weekend

  18. Love these flavors! So fun seeing you in NOLA. Glad we were able to soak up some vitamin D and enjoy a beer and oysters together. πŸ™‚

  19. K yum! Pinning now πŸ™‚

  20. Parker Brown-Nesbit

    Looks really good! Husband loves carrot cake, but must watch his carbs. I’m assuming that this is OK for carb-watchers.

    Would be nice if you posted nutritional values.

  21. This looks delicious! I love carrot-cake and carrot-cake oats. πŸ™‚

  22. Michelle

    Girl, you are making me want to leave Tulsa and go home to NOLA for Easter!

  23. Update: I just went into my kitchen and mixed this up in maybe four minutes. πŸ™‚

  24. I love overnight oats and I love carrot cake – this recipe is a WINNER! I have all the ingredients at home, so I think I’ll set this up for tomorrow morning πŸ™‚ I’m going to try with unsweetened vanilla almond milk since that’s the only non-dairy kind I have, and I think it’ll be pretty tasty πŸ™‚