Easy Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal with Walnuts and Raisins

Easy Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal with Walnuts and Raisins

If you want your breakfast to taste like dessert you should make this carrot cake baked oatmeal. It is a delicious and nutritious meal that is so easy to prepare. To make it you have to preheat the oven and add all the ingredients in a casserole dish. Use a fork to stir well, then bake and enjoy. It is so simple that anyone can make it. The beauty of this recipe is that you can also prepare it is ahead of time and serve it in the morning. It is great for meal prep.

Easy Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal with Walnuts and Raisins

Why should you make this baked oatmeal?

You can eat this baked oatmeal warm or cold. Add your favorite toppings or eat as it is. I like to serve this dish with some extra maple syrup and some whipped coconut cream. The combination of pineapple, coconut and carrot is so good. Depending on the milk and topping you use this recipe can be dairy free.

This carrot cake baked oatmeal is vegetarian. You can easily make it vegan by replacing the eggs with about half cup more plant-based milk.

This is a gluten free recipe. Oats is usually gluten-free. If you are sensitive to gluten read the label and ingredient list. Make sure that the oats you purchased is not processed in a facility that also stores or packages grains that contain gluten.

The recipe doesn’t contain any refined sugar. I used maple syrup as a sweetener. The raisins and the pineapple juice also add enough sweetness. If you don’t think that this recipe is sweet enough for you can top it with some more maple syrup or honey.

Easy Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal with Walnuts and Raisins

Ingredients for the carrot cake bakes oatmeal

  • Oats – a very nutrient dense whole grain. You get a lot of health benefits when you consume complex carbohydrates. They are high in fiber, protein, antioxidants, and vitamins.
  • Walnuts or pecans – a good source of protein and healthy fats. They provide steady energy and satiate hunger. Raw walnuts are an excellent source of vitamin B6 and E. They are rich in manganese, copper and folic acid. There are many studies that state that consuming nuts may reduce cholesterol and reduce inflammation in the body.
  • Carrots – are packed with vitamin A. In a half a cup of carrots you can get 75% of your daily requirement. They also contain other valuable nutrients and a lot of fiber.
  • Raisins – all dried fruits are high in fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants. They are also naturally sweet, which reduces the amount of sugar we need to add into the recipe.
  • Eggs – they contain any nutrient you can think of. High in protein, B12 and selenium.
  • Milk – in this recipe you can use whatever milk you like. This means that you can make the recipe dairy-free if you want. I used cashew milk, and it was delicious.
  • Maple syrup– has lower glycemic index than sugar and it won’t cause your insulin to spike high.
  • Cinnamon -delicious spice that contains antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Pineapple juice – it adds extra sweetness and flavor. Pineapple contains various nutrients, and it is rich in digestive enzymes.
Easy Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal with Walnuts and Raisins

Helpful tips about making the carrot cake baked oatmeal

For this recipe you are going to need an oven safe casserole baking dish. I’ve used a baking dish that was 13 x 9 inches. Similar to this one.  

Use measuring cups and spoons for the dry ingredients and measuring pitchers for the liquids. When you measure the dry ingredients always scoop more than you need. Then level it with the back of a knife.

Once you add the wet ingredients, stir them well with a fork or a whisk to combine. Then add the dry ingredients and stir again.

Baking time might be different for different ovens. Check the oatmeal after 40 minutes of baking. Please use your own judgment about baking anything in the oven. The time that I provided is not optimal for all types of ovens.

Easy Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal with Walnuts and Raisins

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Keyword: Dairy free, easy, gluten free, oatmeal, oven baked, Vegetarian
Servings: 6
Author: The Food Kooky

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk of choice
  • 1 cup 100% pineapple juice no sugar added
  • 2 Tbsp melted coconut oil or butter
  • cup maple syrup or honey
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup grated carrot about two medium sized carrots
  • ¼ cup raisins no sugar added
  • ½ cup raw walnuts/pecans coarsely chopped
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • tsp baking powder

Toppings

  • more maple syrup, walnuts, yogurt or whipped coconut cream (heavy cream)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375F.
  • In an oven safe baking dish (mine was 13 x 9 inches) add the eggs, milk, pineapple juice, coconut oil and maple syrup. Stir well with a fork.
  • In the same baking dish add the oats, grated carrots, raisins, walnuts, cinnamon, ginger and baking powder. Stir again until combined.
  • Place the baking dish in a preheated oven and bake for 40 minutes.
  • Serve warm or cold drizzled with maple syrup to taste. You can also top with whipped coconut or heavy cream and more nuts.
  • Store leftovers in a food safe container with lid in the refrigerator for 3-5 days.
Easy Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal with Walnuts and Raisins

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