Carrot Cake Overnight Oats

by Heidi @ Food Doodles on August 27, 2015

Perfect carrot cake overnight oats made the night before and left to sit overnight so it’s ready as soon as you get up!

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Well, I thought it’s about time I shared my carrot cake overnight oats with you!  They are so delicious, and a healthy way to have carrot cake for breakfast.  I love the texture of quick oats in this, but if you prefer you can substitute rolled oats, just adjust the liquids as needed.  With local carrots at the market I can’t wait to make this for breakfast again!

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And as you’ll notice in the pictures it stores so well in a pint sized jar which is how I love to store it in the fridge and, bonus points, you don’t even need a bowl in the morning.  I am all for saving dishes!

Let me know in the comments what other overnight oats flavors you’ve tried, or what your go-to addins are.  I’d love some fresh ideas!  I’m dreaming up a zucchini bread version since I have way too much zucchini 🙂

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Carrot Cake Overnight Oats
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Heidi @ Food Doodles
  • 1 large ripe banana
  • 2/3 cup quick oats
  • 2/3 cup grated carrots
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 4 small dates chopped
  • 2 tablespoons raisins
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • Dash of vanilla
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Pinch of nutmeg and cloves
  • Walnuts and unsweetened coconut flakes for topping
  • Maple syrup or coconut sugar for serving
  1. Stir all ingredients except the walnuts, coconut and maple syrup or sugar together and store in the fridge overnight before enjoying. Top with nuts and/or coconut and a drizzle of maple syrup of a sprinkle of coconut sugar if desired. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

This is very mildly sweet so if you prefer sweeter overnight oats feel free to stir in a small splash of maple syrup before refrigerating overnight or top with your favorite sweetener 🙂

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1 mimi August 30, 2015 at 07:30

what fun! I should make these for when my grand baby is visiting. thanks!


2 Heidi @ Food Doodles September 1, 2015 at 10:36

Good idea Mimi! My kids needed a sprinkle of sugar on top, but they loved it 🙂 Thanks for stopping in!


3 Renee August 28, 2015 at 20:22

I eat overnight oats every day! I make mine with kefir, almond milk, oats, chia, pumpkin seeds and hemp protein. Right now my fav topping is fresh peaches and walnuts. So good!! I’m definitely trying this one!! Thank you!


4 Heidi @ Food Doodles September 1, 2015 at 10:35

Awesome! I’ve been meaning to try out kefir in mine! I have a feeling I’m not going to like overnight oats as much as the weather cools down, but I think they will be my favorite summer time breakfast for a long time to come 🙂 Thanks for visiting!


5 Sondi August 28, 2015 at 14:58

I love overnight oats and totally don’t make them enough. They’re so easy and incredibly portable when in the jars. This is a great recipe for fall – I vote for you to do a zucchini bread version too!


6 Heidi @ Food Doodles September 1, 2015 at 10:33

Yes! Portable is so important! Thanks for stopping by 😀


7 Sofia | From the Land we Live on August 28, 2015 at 13:47

This looks delicious! Love carrot cake and the idea of having something reminiscent for breakfast. + 1 on trying a zucchini version…I might just do that 🙂


8 Heidi @ Food Doodles September 1, 2015 at 10:31

Thanks! And thanks for stopping by 😀


9 Jason Sandeman August 28, 2015 at 11:32

This looks interesting… I hate to say it, but I almost want some cream cheese icing for the top. LOL.

You could do this with steel cut oats too. It may take a bit longer to soak, but it would be delicious too! I would start them off with boiling water first. Wait.. I think I may have the workings of a new recipe post. I like how that gets started.

Thank you for this!


10 Heidi @ Food Doodles September 1, 2015 at 10:30

Haha, excellent idea! 😉
Hmm… I’ve never tried steel cut oats like this. I’d be curious to see how that turns out 🙂


11 Charlotte Moore August 27, 2015 at 23:20

I have never made any over night oats. I keep thinking I will and then I don’t. This looks good.


12 Heidi @ Food Doodles August 28, 2015 at 17:49

I did that for the longest time too! I’m glad I gave them a try though, especially when it’s hot even first thing in the morning 🙂


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