Overnight Oatmeal is the bomb! How can you not like it? It is easy-to-make, versatile, and may be very nutrient-dense based on how you make it. Plus the kids love it because there are many ways to sweeten it up without them knowing it is super-healthy. Let’s talk about our Carrot Cake Overnight Oats.
We love overnight oatmeals here at Naturopathic Earth. I should say I love them a lot. Katie, my co-founder, loves the warmer steal cut oats variety. She inspired this recipe. (Click picture caption below to see it.) I personally love my overnight oatmeal cold and mushy. Hence the Carrot Cake Overnight Oats recipe.
This recipe is a little different than most overnight oatmeals, which tend to be apple or banana-based. We have a delicious Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oatmeal. (Click picture caption below to try it out!) This Carrot Cake Overnight Oats recipe is different because most people don’t think about using carrots in an overnight recipe. Boy, are they missing out!
Let’s review quickly why overnight oatmeal is great. The main reason is that oats don’t contain gluten, the pesky protein found in most grains. So by ingesting oats you get to avoid the classic symptoms of gluten sensitivity that some studies show 70% of the population by which they are afflicted. Who wants flatulence, bloating, weight gain, “brain fog,” joint pain and skin issues if you don’t have to have them?
Oats are also great because they are rather nutrient-dense especially compared to most breakfast foods. Breakfast foods are all carb-heavy and gluten-boasting. Think of most cereals, waffles, pancakes, muffins, and alike. All flour….all gluten. Furthermore, oats have a lot of fiber which is great for digestive and heart health. It’s also a good source of protein.
Can you overnight oatmeal with rolled oats or steel cut? I would opt for the former. They just get mushier better than steel cut. The latter are better for warm oatmeal dishes. That’s why this Carrot Cake Overnight Oats recipe boasts rolled oats.
The best thing about this recipe is that it is full of nutrient-dense ingredients. Carrots are loaded with fiber and vitamin A. Coconut, of course, is a superfood full of healthy saturated and unsaturated fats. Cinnamon is one of the biggest antimicrobial antioxidants in the world. It is also amazing for heart health. (Click HERE to learn more about the Benefits of Cinnamon.)
I highly recommend this high-quality Ceylon cinnamon which you can purchase right now below.
Enjoy this carrot cake overnight oats recipe for breakfast or a snack. It is nutrient-dense and very tasty. And best of all, it is easy to make. Enjoy!
Mix all the ingredients in a mason jar and seal. Leave overnight When serving in a bowl, add 1/8 cup of shredded carrots and coconuts and a teaspoon of chia seeds and cinnamon to garnish.
Mix all the ingredients in a mason jar and seal.
When serving in a bowl, add 1/8 cup of shredded carrots and coconuts and a teaspoon of chia seeds and cinnamon to garnish.