Overnight Carrot Cake Chia Oats

Overnight Carrot Cake Chia Oats- packed with fiber, protein and iron, these overnight oats taste just like carrot cake and will keep you full for hours! (vegan and gluten-free)

Overnight Carrot Cake Chia Oats- packed with fiber, protein and iron, these overnight oats taste just like carrot cake and will keep you full for hours! (vegan and gluten-free)

I’ve been hooked on overnight oats since I made this Peaches n’ Cream version earlier in the summer. They’re just so easy to make and I love that all of fiber and protein in the oats keeps me full for hours.

With summer fruit on the way out, I wanted to put a different spin on overnight oats that’s a little more appropriate for fall. This “carrot cake” recipe combines the light sweetness of freshly grated carrots with raisins, pecans, cinnamon, ginger and a touch of pure maple syrup. It’s like eating dessert for breakfast but without the guilt.

Overnight Carrot Cake Chia Oats- packed with fiber, protein and iron, these overnight oats taste just like carrot cake and will keep you full for hours! (vegan and gluten-free)

They also make a great gluten-free breakfast option, assuming you use certified gluten-free oats like my favorite from Bob’s Red Mill.

Overnight Carrot Cake Chia Seed Oats

Overnight Carrot Cake Chia Seed Oats

Overnight Carrot Cake Chia Seed Oats

I crave warm oatmeal this time of year so I like to pour in a splash of almond milk and heat in the microwave for about one minute before eating. Smelling the scent of warm cinnamon in the morning is about as comforting as it gets in my book.

I know everyone likes different add-ins in their carrot cake so feel free to stir in a little unsweetened coconut or whatever your favorites might be. If you’re feeling frisky you can also top it with a dollop of coconut whipped cream. It’s ultimate bliss!

Overnight Carrot Cake Chia Oats- packed with fiber, protein and iron, these overnight oats taste just like carrot cake and will keep you full for hours! (vegan and gluten-free)

 

Overnight Carrot Cake Chia Oats

Yield: 1 serving

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

4.6666666666667 / 5 (3 votes)

Ingredients:

1/2 cup Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-free Oats

1/2 cup yogurt*
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1/2 cup almond milk
1/3 cup shredded carrots
3 tablespoons chopped pecans
3 tablespoons raisins
2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ginger
pinch of salt

 

Directions:

In a sealable container combine all of the ingredients and stir well. Cover with lid and store in the refrigerator overnight. Stir well the next morning before eating. For warm oats, add a splash of almond milk then microwave for one minute before serving.

 

*I like to use almond milk yogurt to make this dairy-free but any kind of yogurt will work

 

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Overnight Carrot Cake Chia Oats- packed with fiber, protein and iron, these overnight oats taste just like carrot cake and will keep you full for hours! (vegan and gluten-free)