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Carrot Cake Overnight Oatmeal

Carrot Cake Overnight Oatmeal
  • Gluten Free!
Serves: 3Ready In: 10 minutes (plus overnight refrigeration)

Why We Like It

Sweet, delicious and with a little bit of prep the night before, breakfast is ready and waiting for you in the morning!  Excellent oatmeal - can't wait to make it again!

Make the Oatmeal:

  • 2/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1 Tbsp flax seeds (or ground flax seeds)
  • 1 Tbsp dried chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 Tbsp pure maple syrup (or honey)
  • 1/2 cup carrots (shredded)
  • 1/2 cup apple (chopped, no need to peel)
  • 4 dates (pits removed and chopped, or dried fruit of your choice)
  • 2 Tbsp shredded unsweetened coconut (or coconut flakes)
  • 2 Tbsp chopped pecans (or chopped walnuts)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups almond milk (or milk of your choice, such as skim, 2 %, or soy)

Add to a medium size bowl and stir to combine.  Cover and place in the refrigerator overnight.

Serve and Enjoy!

When ready to eat, add 1-2 Tbsp of almond milk if desired.  You can either warm it up on the stove or microwave, but we like it best served cold!

Quick Tips

Because chia seeds absorb so much liquid, they help give overnight oats a great texture! Chia seeds don’t really add any flavor, but in addition to helping provide a great texture, they are a nutritional powerhouse.

You can use steel cut oats instead of the rolled oats, but the oatmeal will have a chewier texture. Try using half steel cut and half rolled oats for a great texture combination!

For more on overnight oatmeals, see our coaching tip!

Nutrition Information for one serving

  • Calories: 270
  • Fat: 10 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.9 g
  • Total Carbohydrate: 42 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Fiber: 7.5 g
  • Sugars: 20 g
  • Protein: 6 g
  • Sodium: 80 mg