Carrot cake in oatmeal? Yes. That.
This is a wonderfully healthy way to have your cake and eat it too!
Seriously. Good. Stuff. This is an easy dish to toss together the night before and have ready to pop into the oven the next morning. Oatmeal, fruit, and veggies. Everything you need to get the day started off right!
A few years ago I tried a recipe for a baked pumpkin pie oatmeal and fell in love.
I've played with a few variations since then and I have to say... this is my new favorite!
I know the ingredient list is a little lengthy, but don't let that scare you off! Most of the items (if not all of them) you likely already have in your pantry and/or spice cabinet.
My mom is anything but an oatmeal fan. But, after returning from Easter church service she took one look at my steaming bowl of oatmeal and instantly needed to take a bite.
She very quickly got her own bowl full.
I think between her and my dad there were 4-5 "Wow, this is really good!" in one sit down.
Baked Carrot Cake Oatmeal
Servings: 12 • Size: 1/12 • Calories: 182.7 • Fat: 5.1 g • Carb: 32.4 g • Fiber: 3.3 g • Protein: 5.5 g • Sugar: 17.7 g • Sodium: 215.6 mg
1/4 C. Brown Sugar
1/4 C. Stevia (You could use any sweetener you prefer. Sugar, brown sugar, Spenda...)
2 C. Fat Free Milk
1 Tsp. Cinnamon
1/2 Tsp. Salt
1/2 Tsp. Vanilla
1/2 Tsp. Baking Powder
1/2 Tsp. Baking Soda
1/8 Tsp. Nutmeg
1/8 Tsp. Ginger
2.5 C. Oatmeal (I used Old Fashioned.)
1/2 C. Carrots, Grated or Shredded
1/3 C. Raisins
1/4 C. Unsweetened Coconut (Optional)
2 Tbsp. Fat Free Vanilla Greek Yogurt
4 Tbsp. Powdered Sugar
Lightly spray an 8x8 baking pan with non-stick spray and set aside. In a large bowl combine all the ingredients until well blended. Pour the oatmeal mixture into the prepared dish. You can cover and keep in your fridge to have ready overnight or bake right away!
When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cover the oatmeal with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and continue to bake for another 15 minutes or until the center is set and edges are starting to brown.
Allow to cool slightly. In the mean time mix the glaze ingredients together in a small bowl until smooth. Cut the oatmeal into 12 even pieces and drizzle with the glaze. Serve with your choice of toppings. I prefer walnuts, coconut, pineapple, and milk.