Carrot Cake Overnight Oats

By January 8, 2017Recipes, Vegan Friendly
carrot cake overnight oats

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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Ingredients

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

Instructions

  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

Notes

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

16%

Saturated Fat 4.4 g

22%

Unsaturated Fat 6.8 g

Cholesterol 18.3 mg

6%

Sodium 293.2 mg

12%

Total Carbohydrates 46 g

15%

Dietary Fiber 7.1 g

28%

Sugars 23.4 g

Protein 9.3 g

19%

* 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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