Carrot cake is my favorite.
I admit, angel food cake’s pretty good. Yes, so is red velvet. And I think we all know Italian Cream Cake is delicious.
But nothing can top carrot cake.
Ever since I can remember, I’ve had carrot cake on my birthday. Whether it was the classic recipe, with walnuts, raisins, etc. Or the cupcakes from the little shop down the street, I’ve made a point of having my favorite cake at least once to celebrate. And, since birthdays are by default guilt-free days, I may indulge in a few more than one slices.
Unfortunately, it seems like most of the population doesn’t feel this way. Mention carrots and cake in the same sentence to anyone in my family, and in short they’ll run away screaming. Therefore, the only time a year I can actually enjoy this cake is on my birthday.
Unless, of course, I make it in guilt-free, oatmeal form. In that case, I can eat it every single day.
I think I proved that dessert for breakfast through oats is nothing short of delicious with my Coconut Cream Pie Overnight Oats. So combining carrot cake and oatmeal is naturally just as perfect. If possible, even better! 😀
Carrot Cake Oatmeal
- 1/3 c old fashioned oats
- 2/3 c milk of choice (I used almond milk)
- 3 tbs chopped matchstick carrots
- 1/2 banana
- 1 tsp flax seeds
- 1/2 tbs chopped walnuts
- 1 tsp golden raisins
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- stevia to taste
If making on the stove, heat milk (and a dash of salt, if desired) to a boil then add oats and carrots. Cook about three minutes over medium heat, stirring occasionally, then add 1/4 of a banana, diced. Let cook for an additional two minutes before removing from heat and adding flax seeds, walnuts, raisins, vanilla extract, spices, and remaining 1/4 of a banana (sliced). Sweeten with stevia to taste.
If microwaving, combine milk, oats, and carrots (plus a dash of salt, if desired) in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high 2 1/2 to 3 minutes, then add sliced banana, flax seeds, walnuts, raisins, vanilla extract, and spices. Sweeten with stevia to taste. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information (from myfitnesspal.com)
(Yields 1 serving)