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A delicious and healthy spring breakfast doesn’t get any easier than these creamy make-ahead High Protein Carrot Cake Overnight Oats! Thanks to plump raisins, shredded coconut, and warm spices, you’ll think that you’re indulging in dessert…but with plenty of fiber and protein, the clean eating breakfast will keep you full and energized all morning long!

A small jar filled with carrot cake overnight oats topped with whipped cream and a cinnamon stick

So Easter may officially be over, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t enjoy our favorite spring flavors anymore! If you’re feeling a bit of a Cadbury Creme Egg hangover right about now, then this is JUST the breakfast for you! It’s easy, you can prep it the night before, and it’s full of nourishing fruits, veggies, whole grain, and PROTEIN to keep you full, satisfied, and feeling your best!

A jar filled with carrot cake overnight oats and topped with a cinnamon stick

It seems like it’s been awhile since I shared an overnight oats recipe. I’ve been making these for years (ever since the original Banana Nut version), but they seem to be more common in my kitchen during the warmer months. After all, they’re a nice cool, creamy alternative to a traditional bowl of hot oats — making them ideal for the sunny days to come!

A close up of a jar of carrot cake overnight oats topped with whipped cream

Enjoy These Carrot Cake Overnight Oats Minus The Guilt!

This version of overnight oats is one of my favorites because it’s SO full of flavor and texture. I always add protein to my oats for staying power, but that doesn’t mean that I want to sacrifice any indulgent taste.

That’s why I’ve borrowed all of the best parts of a thick slice of Carrot Cake and crammed them into one jar…minus the GUILT! Because you should be able to enjoy “cake” for breakfast without worrying about the impending bathing suit season!

An overhead shot of carrot cake overnight oats with a spoon

And just look at how creamy the overnight oats become after they sit in the refrigerator for a few hours!!! It’s amazing that you don’t even have to cook them!

Like I said, they are the perfect way to take you out of that post-Easter chocolate coma and get you back on track. Enjoy, friends!

A close up of carrot cake overnight oats on a spoon

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High Protein Carrot Cake Overnight Oats

5 from 1 vote
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 412 kcal
Make ahead high protein carrot cake overnight oats. Delicious and easy!

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup old-fashioned oats
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tablespoon finely shredded carrot
  • 2 teaspoons raisins
  • 1 teaspoon unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ¼ cup plain Greek-style yogurt
  • ½ cup carrot juice; can also substitute with milk or non-dairy milk of choice, it just won’t have as much “carrot” flavor
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • Optional: 1 tablespoon sweetener maple syrup, honey, stevia, sugar, or other sweetener of your choice

Instructions

  • In a large jar (or a small bowl), stir together all of the ingredients. Taste it at this point and see whether or not you want to make it sweeter by adding the optional tablespoon of maple syrup or other sweetener of choice. 
  • This will depend on your tastebuds, but also on the type of protein powder you use (since some powders are much sweeter than others).
  • Cover and refrigerate overnight (or for a few hours) so that the oats soften and absorb the liquid.
  • Just before serving, stir in some milk to thin if desired. Garnish with optional toppings. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 412kcalCarbohydrates: 57gProtein: 30gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 59mgSodium: 475mgPotassium: 805mgFiber: 7gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 25070IUVitamin C: 10.9mgCalcium: 248mgIron: 2.5mg
Keyword: healthy carrot cake, overnight oats
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Author: The Seasoned Mom

 

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  1. I love dishes that taste like dessert for breakfast! These overnight oats look delicious, Blair! I love the protein and healthier ingredients in here. Definitely a perfect breakfast!

  2. Overnight oats really are the best thing you can eat for breakfast! They are super filling and tastes amazing! I love this verison!

    1. Thanks, Bethany! I agree — at this time of year, they’re perfect when you don’t want something hot!

  3. Personally, I have a jelly bean hangover (SO MANY JELLY BEANS) – and I love this version of overnight oatmeal!! We had carrot cake for dessert yesterday, so that seems like a sign that I should make this gorgeous carrot cake version of the oats, right?

  4. I am in love with anything carrot cake. Totally one of my favorite dessert flavors, and I love that you turned it into an OO recipe! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Well you know you can sign me up for this. I love carrot cake and I’m in love with your jars too. Where did you get them?

    1. Thanks, Megan! Aren’t those jars the best? Perfect for storage, but also the ideal size for photographing. 🙂 I got them at World Market. They come in various sizes (they’re Weck jars) and I have some of each. The smallest are the best for this purpose, though.

  6. 5 stars
    Oh my gosh, how amazing is this breakfast?? I’m with you, Blair, I love texture in my foods and wow, the flavors are fantastic! What a great way to start off the day 🙂 Sharing.

  7. Loving the idea of carrot cake flavoured oats, I’ve never tried that combination before!

  8. I’m definitely going to keep making carrot treats! & I’ll have to try these oats – they look amazing 🙂

  9. Carrot cake flavored oats is absolutely a win in my book! This is the perfect breakfast for my sweet tooth!!