Carrot(cake) Oatmeal

Mmmmm carrots with breakfast. Wait…what? You heard me right. If you like carrot cake, you’re gonna like this bowl of oatmeal. It has all the flavors of cake (think cinnamon and ginger) but you can eat it for breakfast and not be starving by lunch (which, if you’re like me, is what happens when you eat leftover cake for breakfast…). Bonus? I microwaved my oatmeal, so it took almost no time to prepare (think less than ten minutes – plus I made my coffee while it was in the microwave so it was extra quick). Healthy, filling, but most importantly… so good.

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Carrot(cake) Oatmeal

Ingredients: 

1/2 cup rolled oats

1 large carrot, shredded

1 tsp vanilla

2 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp ground nutmeg

1 tsp ground ginger

pinch of salt

1 cup water or milk

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Directions:

Place your oats in a microwave safe bowl and add carrot (I used a vegetable peeler to shred my carrot. About 1/4 cup shredded carrots would also work). Measure spices (as well as salt) and add to the bowl. Stir to mix, add 1 cup water or milk and the vanilla, and mix again. Microwave on high for two minutes. Remove and stir. Place make in the microwave for two more minutes (check on it frequently, as the oatmeal sometimes boils over). When your oatmeal is done, remove it from the microwave and enjoy! I’m all about toppings, so I added some cereal on mine. But if your a true carrot cake fan, try raisins! Yum!

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4 thoughts on “Carrot(cake) Oatmeal

  1. Hi Haley,
    What a healthy and delicious way to start the day! I love carrot cake so anything associated with that delectable flavor is a hit with me! I can’t wait to try this for breakfast. Thank you so much for sharing this yummy recipe with us at the Plant-Based Potluck Party Blog Hop! I appreciate it!

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