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Turn your whole grain steel-cut oats into Carrot Cake Oatmeal, which actually tastes pretty similar to carrot cake! It’s like a healthy dessert, for breakfast!
Carrot Cake Oatmeal | Quick Cooking Steel Cut Oats!
Today I’m sharing a healthy breakfast recipe that is ready in a snap using the new Quaker Quick 3-Minute Steel Cut Oats.
If you’ve ever made steel cut oats before, you know how much of a pain they can be to make. They’re super healthy, but my morning routine does not include waiting over the stove for at least 30 minutes for breakfast to be served. So, I’m so glad Quaker came up with a 3 minute version that is the same nutty taste and texture as the original that can be made in a microwave.
Instead of making just plain 100% whole grain steel cut oats, I decided to add in a few extras to make carrot cake oatmeal that actually tastes pretty similar to carrot cake! It’s always a good day when I can eat dessert for breakfast. #winning
Main Ingredients Needed
Here is everything you need to make Carrot Cake Oatmeal:
- Steel Cut Oats – I used the quick-cooking ones by Quaker Oats! So yummy!
- Water – this is used to cook the oats. I’ve heard some people use milk for this. Both work fine.
- Cinnamon + Nutmeg – to flavor the whole dish.
- Carrots – I’d recommend shredding your carrots instead of just chopping them as I did. Especially if you’re trying to trick your kids into eating orange vegetables. For breakfast. Make them as small as possible 😉
- Maple Syrup + Walnuts – I topped ours with real maple syrup and chopped walnuts. Perfection!
- Add-Ins: Consider adding shredded apples instead of carrots. Switch out the nuts for pecans or almonds. Add pineapple if you love carrot cake with pineapple! The possibilities are endless!
- Overnight Oats: Make a version of this but as overnight oats instead of cooked oats! For full details on how to make overnight oats <— see here!
- Other Flavors: If you don’t want to take the extra 45 seconds to grate a few tablespoons of carrot, Quaker also has Brown Sugar & Cinnamon and Blueberries & Cranberries flavors available in pouches that are even faster and more convenient breakfast options if you’re on the go.
How to Make Carrot Cake Oatmeal
For full details on how to make carrot cake oatmeal, see the recipe card down below!
Mix Together Ingredients
Start by pouring some of these Quaker Quick 3-Minute Steel Cut Oats into a bowl. You should be able to find them pretty easily at your grocery store.
To your oats, add in some water. Also, carrot! You’ll also want to add in a little nutmeg and a little more cinnamon. And for a little sweetness, add in a drizzle of maple syrup.
After 3 minutes in the microwave, your breakfast is done!
I added a few chopped walnuts, another drizzle of maple syrup and more cinnamon to finish mine off, but you can add in whatever else you’d like to make it how your family likes it.
I’m not sure if oatmeal sounds as appetizing to you as it does to me, but holy smokes, I could go for a bowl of this right about now.
More Oatmeal Recipes to Try!
- Easiest Overnight Oats
- Caramel Coconut Cream Oatmeal
- Steel Cut Oatmeal Recipe with Cobbler Topping
- Oatmeal Pancakes
Anyhow, I’d highly recommend giving these a try to see if your family likes them as much as mine does! i love having another option in my breakfast rotation.
Printable recipe below! Have a great day, friends!
Carrot Cake Oatmeal
- Place steel cut oats, water, cinnamon, nutmeg, carrot and maple syrup into a large bowl and stir.
- Microwave for 3 minutes.
- Stir and top with walnuts and more maple syrup and cinnamon, if desired.