Carrot cake is one of those all time classics, and this carrot cake OO recipe is no different – it ticks the boxes on all levels. Fresh, sweet grated carrot, soft cream cheese and ground cinnamon zing combine to create that unmistakeable flavour; creamy dreaminess in a pot. This was the second ever recipe I experimented with, and it remains in my top 3 favourite OO combinations. If you love cinnamon, then up the amount you put in by half a teaspoon.

The raisins put the final touch on this recipe to give it an all natural sweetness, but if you like things a little sweeter, you can always add in the optional honey/sweetener of choice to taste.

carrot cake overnight oats

carrot cake overnight oats


carrot cake overnight oats

carrot cake overnight oats

carrot cake overnight oats

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Carrot Cake Overnight Oats

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Dry Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (heaped) organic rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds or ground flax meal
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and shredded/grated
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp ground cinnamon (depending on taste)

Wet Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup plain Greek yoghurt
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened almond milk (or milk of choice)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 0-2 tbsp honey or maple syrup
  • 1-2 tbsp softened cream cheese


  1. Whisk together all the wet ingredients in a medium sized mixing bowl until thoroughly blended
  2. Mix in all the dry ingredients
  3. Spoon into jars with a tight fitting lid
  4. Close and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, but preferably overnight before eating


Vegan Hacks: substitute the cream cheese with vegan cream cheese, and use either maple/agave syrup, or stevia according to taste. Substitute Greek yoghurt for a vegan yoghurt alternative.

Make it Gluten Free: use gluten free rolled oats.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 275mL

Amount Per Serving

Calories 299

% Daily Value

Total Fat 10.5 g


Saturated Fat 4.4 g


Unsaturated Fat 6.8 g

Cholesterol 18.3 mg


Sodium 293.2 mg


Total Carbohydrates 46 g


Dietary Fiber 7.1 g


Sugars 23.4 g

Protein 9.3 g


* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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