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Carrot Cake Overnight Oats

Carrot Cake Overnight Oats are a delicious, healthy breakfast option that turns the flavors of carrot cake into a breakfast treat. Don't you want the flavors of cake for breakfast?
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Refrigeration Time 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 5 mins
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 1 serving
Calories 474 kcal


  • ½ cup old-fashioned oats
  • ½ cup carrot shredded
  • 1 tablespoon cream cheese regular or dairy free
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon pecans chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon cardamom
  • ¾ cup milk dairy or non-dairy


  • Combine oats, carrots, maple syrup, pecans, cinnamon and cardamom into a mason jar or container with a lid.
  • Shake or stir to combine.
  • Refrigerate overnight or for at least 8 hours.
  • Stir again and enjoy. (Optionally, microwave for 60 seconds to enjoy warm)


Substitutions: omit cardamom or replace it with nutmeg or allspice. Omit pecans or add your favorite chopped nut. Replace maple syrup with sugar or your favorite sweetener. 
Add Ins: chia seeds, ground flax seed, shredded coconut, raisins, vanilla or almond extract, protein powder. (If you add more than ⅛ cup of additional dry ingredients - increase milk to 1 cup) 
Overnight oats will keep in the fridge for 4 days, but will get mushier the longer they soak. 


Serving: 1svgCalories: 474kcalCarbohydrates: 61gProtein: 14gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 174mgPotassium: 679mgFiber: 8gSugar: 26gVitamin A: 11183IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 311mgIron: 2mg

Recipes on Cookaholic Wife are for information purposes only. Nutritional Data provided has not been evaluated by a nutritionist.

Keyword carrot cake overnight oats, healthy breakfast, overnight oats
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