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Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal – It’s like eating dessert for breakfast but it’s packed with healthy ingredients!
My kids love oatmeal. I mean love it. There was a point when my daughter was asking for it for all three meals of the day!
However, just plain oatmeal isn’t really a complete meal. It’s basically just your grains.
Now I could make a few other side dishes to help complete the meal but I am not a fan of making more dishes than I must. That’s why I love baked oatmeal.
Baked oatmeal is a great way to get in all the extras that you need for a meal.
You can add in your protein (eggs), some veggies (carrots in this case), healthy fats (bit of oil), even some dairy (milk). Suddenly you’ve got a complete meal and it doesn’t cause a huge mess in the kitchen.
Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal is one of our favorites to make. I’ve made quite a few baked oatmeals and so far the Carrot Cake one seems to be the favorite.
This is perfectly fine by me as I know it gets a good amount of veggies in my children’s’ diets and I’m all about getting them to eat their veggies. However, it also tastes almost good enough to be a dessert; carrot cake, obviously. Everyone wins with this meal!
Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal
1 3/4 cups milk (milk alternatives work as well or even water)
2 tbs melted coconut oil (or butter)
1/8 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp baking powder
1/32 tsp (the “smidgen” spoon) stevia (alternative sweeteners can be used at roughly 2-3 tbs)
1/4 tsp salt
2 1/2 cups oats (we prefer rolled oats)
2 cups grated carrots
1/2 cup raisins (optional)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a bowl, mix together milk and eggs. Add in remaining ingredients and stir well. Pour mixture into a greased 8×8 baking dish.
Bake for 30-40 minutes until done. I use the toothpick test to check if it’s done.
Slice up and serve. You can even get things a bit closer to traditional carrot cake by drizzling some cream cheese on top. Yum!
Want more carrot cake recipes?
Carrot Cake Smoothie
Carrot Cake Popsicles
This carrot cake recipe sounds delicious but also very healthy. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & tweeted!
Definitely pinning this one. I love baked oatmeal and this is such a cool twist. Will be trying it soon. Thanks so much. (OH and I will be putting cranberries instead of raisins in it. Thanks for sharing on Let’s Get Real Friday Link Party.
Cranberries sound like an amazing substitution for raisins!
Hi Brittany – This sounds delicious – I already pinned it. Thanks so much for sharing with the Let’s Get Real party.
Mmm! My kids are going to love this. 🙂 Thanks for sharing it at Savoring Saturdays!
This looks absolutely amazing! I am featuring it tonight on Savoring Saturdays. Can’t wait to see what you post this week!
We’re eating this for breakfast right now and my family love it! We’re serving it with greek yogurt and honey and it’s so good! Thank you!