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Carrot Cake Overnight Oats

two jars of carrot cake overnight oats topped with yogurt and chopped pecans on a wooden board.

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Carrot Cake Overnight Oats are a simple, healthy, meal-prepped breakfast. Made with pantry staple ingredients, you can get all of the classic flavors of carrot cake and a full serving of veggies in one healthy breakfast. This recipe is gluten free, refined sugar free, and can be made vegan if needed.

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup milk of choice
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup-divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans

Instructions

  1. In a medium sized mixing bowl stir together the oats, milk, raisins, 2 tablespoons of maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and a pinch of salt
  2. Divide the carrot cake oat mixture between 2, 8 ounce jars
  3. In a small bowl, stir Greek yogurt together with the remaining 1 tablespoon of maple syrup, then scoop 1/4 cup of yogurt on top of each of the oat layers
  4. Cover with a lid and place the jars into the fridge to chill for at least 2 hours, but overnight is best
  5. When you're ready to eat, take a jar out of the fridge, top with 1 tablespoons of chopped pecans and enjoy!

Notes

  • Use gluten free oats: Oats are naturally gluten free, but sometimes they can be cross-contaminated with wheat. By purchasing certified gluten free oats you won't have to worry about that.
  • Make them vegan: Substitute the milk with a non-dairy alternative and use coconut yogurt instead of Greek. They won't have as much protein, but they'll be suitable for anyone on a dairy free or vegan diet.
  • Make a big batch: To save time, I make a big batch of the carrot cake oat mixture and then divide it between jars. But, you can make them individually if you prefer.
  • Meal prep: Overnight oats will stay good for up to 5 days if stored in the fridge.Β 

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