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Vegan Carrot Cake Overnight Oats

An easy, festive breakfast for Easter morning! Vegan carrot cake overnight oats are sweet, creamy and packed with veggies! The Easter Bunny would be proud. An easy, festive breakfast for Easter morning! Vegan carrot cake overnight oats are sweet, creamy and packed with veggies! The Easter Bunny would be proud. Hello! I just came off of a fun first half of the week in New Orleans for work. It’s funny the cold I had all last week magically disappeared as soon as I arrived. Must have been all the vitamin D I was soaking up there :).

I made sure to get in all my NOLA eats and drinks while I was there – beignets, pralines, gumbo, shrimp n’ grits, Abita beer, grilled and fried oysters…but now I’m ready to get back on track with lots of fruits, veggies, and whole grains. With Easter coming up this weekend, I wanted to make something with carrots. I thought about doing carrot cake cupcakes but they’ve been done before and frankly with traveling last weekend, I was pressed for time. And ain’t nobody got time to be frosting cupcakes. Except maybe Mrs. Crocker.Carrot Cake Overnight Oats So I thought what could I make that would be quick and easy and that wouldn’t go to waste while I went away….overnight oats! I made a batch Friday night (because that’s what all the cool kids do on a Friday night) and devoured it Saturday morning – it was that good. I’d actually never made overnight oats before, which is shocking considering how much oatmeal I eat.

But I loved them. You simply throw all your ingredients together in a small bowl or mason jar and then let them 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.
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…;)

Vegan Carrot Cake Overnight Oats-

These oats are packed with fiber, protein, healthy fat, vitamins A and C. Even the Easter Bunny would feel good about eating this version of carrot cake.


Vegan Carrot Cake Overnight Oats

  • Yield: One serving


  • 1/2 cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk beverage or almond milk
  • 1/4 cup grated carrots
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 tablespoons raisins
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped


  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!
An easy, festive breakfast for Easter morning! Vegan carrot cake overnight oats are sweet, creamy and packed with veggies! The Easter Bunny would be proud.

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  1. 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!

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

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

  4. 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,

  5. 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!!

  6. Susan Auriemma

    Delicious! Thank you !!!

  7. 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!

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

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

  10. 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!

  11. 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 🙂 Fun fact: when living in NOLA I never got sick, must really be the vit D and happy culture down there!

  12. 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. 🙂 It was a blast sharing beingets with you!

  13. 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!!! 🙂

  14. 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!

  15. Yum! Totally making this for breakfast this weekend

  16. 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. 🙂

  17. K yum! Pinning now 🙂

  18. 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.

  19. This looks delicious! I love carrot-cake and carrot-cake oats. 🙂

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

  21. Update: I just went into my kitchen and mixed this up in maybe four minutes. 🙂

  22. 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 🙂 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 🙂

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