Carrot Cake Overnight Oatmeal

 Carrot Cake Overnight Oatmeal

When I was about 17 years old, I found in one of my mom’s books a recipe, which said, “Beauty Oatmeal from France” in its headline. A very simple recipe that promises you to look your best by eating overnight oatmeal. The instructions were simple; add boiled water to oats in the evening eat them the next morning. Not so exciting right? The best things in life are usually the simplest.

I liked the simplicity of the recipe and for years, ‘Beauty Oatmeal’ has been one of my favorite breakfast options. Sometimes, I would add shredded apple, honey, and cinnamon to enrich the taste.

Now, almost twenty years later, I still enjoy my overnight oatmeal but with a few delicious twists. I have to thank my profession as fitness nutritionist for that. I’ve added healthy fats, such as chia seeds and nuts, and I’ve added protein – Greek yogurt. Now I have a complete meal that is rich in fiber, has balanced macronutrients, and tastes delicious. Oh, did I mention, it takes only 10 minutes to make.

I hope, you’ll like the overnight oatmeal option I am going to offer you today. This carrot cake version came accidentally one day when I used some shredded carrots instead of apple. My husband said that breakfast that day reminded him of carrot cake. I guess, a lot of wonderful ideas in cooking come by accident.

Ingredients:

  • 5.3 oz (150 g) Greek yogurt
  • 2/3 cup regular rolled oats
  • 2/3 cup coconut milk (or any other milk you like)
  • 1/3 cup shredded carrot (1 small)
  • 1 Tbsp raisins
  • 1 Tbsp dried cranberries
  • 2 Tbsp crushed pineapple
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

For topping:

  • 2 Tbsp chopped and toasted walnuts
  • crushed pineapple

Instructions:

  1. In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients.
  2. Transfer mixture to glass jars with lids. You can use a 1-pint jar (16 oz) or two 1/2-pint (8 oz) jars. Cover and chill up to three days.
  3. To serve, top with walnuts and crushed pineapple.

Makes 2 servings.

Per serving: 350 calories, 10 g fat, 57 g carbohydrates and 12 g protein

carrot cake overnight oatmeal

I hope you enjoy this recipe. Let me know what you think in the comment box below.


Mariya Korolishyna is an  ISSA certified fitness nutritionist. Born in Ukraine, the 36 years old is addicted to running and healthy lifestyle.

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