Carrot Cake Overnight Oats in a glass jar with a spoon stuck into it
Breakfast

Carrot Cake Overnight Oats

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I absolutely adore these Carrot Cake Overnight Oats and I hope so will you! My first “real” introduction to carrot cake was when I was living in the UK. They seriously know how to make a good one and I feel that they are a lot more popular over there than they are here in Germany. Unfortunately though, they are also full of processed flour, refined sugar and oftentimes do not contain a whole lot of carrot. That does not mean that you cannot enjoy a piece from time to time – but for breakfast in the morning… maybe not so great 😉

Carrot Cake Overnight Oats in a glass jar surrounded by green from carrots, some tossed raisins, and a few chopped walnuts

Enter this little gem. I love having a dose of veggies in the morning with my breakfast. I just kind of feel it gives me a head start on my day – and who does not want that… especially when it tastes so super delicious and can easily be prepared in advance for a simple “grab and go” option!

Carrot Cake Overnight Oats in a glass jar surrounded by green from carrots, some tossed raisins, and a few chopped walnuts; photographed from above

And it really could not be more simple. You mix oats with a little bit of protein powder, raisins, chia seeds, maple syrup, grated carrots, cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg, ginger, and clove with some dairy-free milk. Simply stir, combine, fill into glass or mason jars and enjoy once it comes out of the fridge. You can easily prep these in advance for ca. 3 days in the fridge.

Carrot Cake Overnight Oats in a glass jar surrounded by green from carrots, some tossed raisins, and a few chopped walnuts; photographed from a side-angle

Why are the Carrot Cake Overnight Oats Good for You?

Carrots

Carrots are delicious but also highly nutritious. They are a great source of vitamin A, biotin, vitamin K1, potassium, and vitamin B6. Carrots are also an excellent source of fiber. Whereas carrots come in a variety of colors – from yellow to purple. Most commonly, we find the orange variety in our stores and homes. The color is mainly due to the antioxidant beta carotene, which we will touch on with all of its amazing health benefits. Carrots contain pectin, a form of soluble fiber. This type of fiber may lower blood sugar levels, by slowing down your digestion. It also supports feeding ground for your good gut bacteria. Soluble fiber can also absorb cholesterol from your blood and help to eliminate it through the digestive tract. Lowered cholesterol levels support your heart health.

Carrots with their greens on a grey background with a kitchen towel, raisins, and walnuts

As said above, carrots contains beta carotene but also many other beneficial plant compounds. Many of the antioxidants in carrots convert into vitamin A within our bodies. Vitamin A is awesome for our immune system, reproduction, growth, development, and our eye health. The antioxidants found in carrots fight off diseases through varying degrees due to reducing free radicals and oxidative stress in the bodies. In relation to eye health in particular, they reduce degenerative diseases in eyes, often associated with aging but also support excellent visions and sight. Not too bad for the humble carrot – what do you think?!

Carrot Cake Overnight Oats in a glass jar surrounded by green from carrots, some tossed raisins, and a few chopped walnuts

How can I adjust this Carrot Cake Overnight Oats recipe to my dietary requirements?

This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, and nut-free. You can easily make this recipe vegan by using a vegan protein powder. Due to the oats used in this recipe, it is sadly, not paleo-friendly.

Carrot Cake Overnight Oats in a glass jar with a spoon stuck into it

Similar Recipes on the Blog

There are so many delicious carrot recipes on the blog. From sweet to savory – breakfast to dinner… be sure to also check out the following:

Carrot Cake Overnight Oats pulled onto a spoon laying on the glass jar from the oats

I hope you enjoy these Carrot Cake Overnight Oats them as much as I do. Please feel free to leave a comment and/or rate the recope below and let me know whether you liked them. Happy overnight oat making!

Carrot Cake Overnight Oats

Recipe by Ann Robejsek
5.0 from 1 vote
Course: BreakfastCuisine: Gluten-free, veganDifficulty: Easy
Servings

1

serving
Prep time

10

minutes

Fast, easy, nutritious, and delicious! These Carrot Cake Overnight Oats are a powerhouse of goodness and an easy grab and go option in the morning.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup (50 gr.) oats

  • 1/3 cup carrots (15 gr.), grated

  • ½ portion of protein powder (preferably vanilla or unflavoured)

  • 1 tbsp Chia seeds

  • ½ tbsp raisins

  • 1 tsp maple syrup

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla, liquid

  • ½ cup (120 ml) non-dairy milk of choice

  • ½ tsp cinnamon

  • 1/4 tsp ginger

  • Dash cloves

  • Pinch salt

How to

  • Grate the carrots. Add the oats, protein powder, chia seeds, raisins, maple syrup, non-dairy milk, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and salt to a bowl and mix thoroughly
  • Put the overnight oat mixture in a jar and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, top with granola or (optional toasted) walnuts (not if not nut-free) for some extra crunch and ENJOY!

4 Comments

  1. Gesa Witten

    Das klingt sehr gut und werde ich auf jeden Fall ausprobieren! Was ist clove?

  2. Gesa Witten

    sehr lecker, hat mir gut geschmeckt und macht lange satt. Bei mir waren es Haselnüsse obendrauf.

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