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! 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?
I 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.Have 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!To 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.
To learn how to make carrot cake overnight oats, check out my video below!
A fun, easy and festive breakfabst for Easter morning (or any day of the year!). These carrot cake overnight oats are sweet, creamy and happen to be dairy-free!
- 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
- Combine all ingredients into a bowl and mix together until combined.
- Store covered in the refrigerator overnight.
- 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.