Carrot cake breakfast oatmeal

I love to have oatmeal for breakfast and this carrot cake oatmeal is healthy, gluten free and vegan.

Carrot cake oatmeal from

Once again…..another oatmeal breakfast variation…this time, a carrot cake oatmeal, which by the way….IT. IS. AWESOME!!

Anyhow, my son has been asking me to keep making oatmeal for him and since the plain oatmeal won’t cut it any more after making the dark chocolate and peanut butter  and apple pie oatmeal, I figured I try a new version.

I have been wanting to make a mix berry oatmeal version as well but the carrot cake variation won so this later one will come to the blog very soon as well, so stay tuned.

There is not much I can elaborate on this carrot cake oatmeal version. You can add more or less of the spices, more or less nuts, more or less raisins etc. This is a very versatile recipe so go ahead and get creative.

I just hope you try to make this because it is truly another sensational variation to a boring plain oatmeal option.

By the way, in case you are wondering, I used my oatmeal recipe from the dark chocolate and peanut butter version and made the necessary adjustments.


Here you can see some of the ingredients you will need to make this oatmeal. I think there are a couple missing he he…. but you get the point right?

Here you can see the oatmeal before and after being cooked. It took approximately 8 minutes. Make sure you stir in between so that the oatmeal doesn’t stick to the pan in the bottom!! You think you like carrot cake? well you better try this carrot cake breakfast oatmeal, you will be blown away!!

Carrot cake and coconut oatmeal from

This is simply the best!! Have I said that already? 
If you don’t have any chia seeds you can omit them and if you want you can also use honey, brown rice syrup or maple syrup instead of sugar. The oatmeal wasn’t that sweet at all so you can make changes according to your taste buds!!


Carrot cake breakfast oatmeal

Miryam's original recipe

Yield: 4-6 servings

Total Time: 10-15 minutes


2 1/4 cups old fashioned oats
3 cups almond milk, regular cow's milk is good as well
1/4 cup coconut milk, if you don't have any use regular milk
4 tbsp maple syrup
1 1/2 cup carrots, grated
3 tsp cinnamon, more if you like
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/3 cup raisins
1/3 cup walnuts, chopped
1/4 cup flax seed meal, optional, wheat germ or oat bran will also work well
1 tbsp chia seeds, optional
1 tbsp coconut chips, optional


Place all of the ingredients, except coconut chips, in a heavy saucepan and cook over medium to high heat, stirring frequently until it boils. Reduce heat and simmer for 5-10 minutes, or until milk has been absorbed and the oats have softened.

Sprinkle coconut chips over the oatmeal and serve. You may also need a bit more milk.

I have not tried making this in a microwave but I am sure it will also work well as long as you stir in between.


Nutrition facts calculated based on the recipe giving 5 servings. This is high in vitamin A, manganese, fiber and iron.

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  1. Miryam muy rica la receta….voy a hacerla, además con fibra que esto me interesa….para desayunar es perfecto…besos y si por allí lo celebráis feliz Pascua .

  2. I am a sucker for oatmeal. This looks like a great dish to end a light meal.

  3. this looks so good.. so similar, you’re right. i see you used fresh apples :-)

  4. loving this. bookmarked

  5. Que buenísima pinta tiene y que fotos tan sugerentes.


  6. We eat oatmeal for breakfast all most every morning. I’ve been looking for ways to make it more interesting. I’ll have to add this apple pie version to the mix. I was also thinking a carrot cake version with shredded carrots, coconut milk, toasted pecans and maybe raisins!

    Thanks for the recipe!

  7. How do you create the nutritional values? And where do you get the information for them? Let me know!

  8. Elizabeth,

    I go to

    Thanks for visiting my blog!!

  9. Looks yummy. Is the ‘sugar’ in the directions actually the maple syrup?

  10. Do you think it’s possible to freeze portions, as its only me and saves making it daily? Or how long will it be ok to leave in the fridge?
    Love this recipe, just made a big batch. May have to eat it all

  11. Looks amazing, but sugar is mentioned like three times and we are calling for maple syrup . Can you please update with promotions. Also can we all search to makes this less glycemic a recipe? 

  12. The flax seed meal is listed in the ingredients but not the directions.

  13. Miryam, This sound positively lovely and I will try it out on a grandchild who resist eating breakfast. I have made similar concoctions but have sauteed the fruit in the same pan with the oats or farina. This makes it a one pan affair and easier to clean up before heading to work.

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