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Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal

Healthy gluten-free, vegan carrot cake baked oatmeal. A true treat for breakfast!

Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal - gluten-free, vegan, healthy, delicious! | #breakfast #vegetarian

What better time to mask a healthy breakfast as a delicious dessert than after a cake and pie-filled holiday?  If you’re like me, you required 48 hours to recover from the 2 slices of chocolate pie, one (thick) slice of pumpkin cheesecake and bowl of pistachio ice cream (whoa, how’d that get thrown in there?) from Thanksgiving.

A sure-fire way of getting back on the train after an epic crash is pretending like the crash never existed.

This recipe has all the comforts of a baked good but is naturally sweetened with honey and has nothing but great-for-you ingredients.

It takes but a couple minutes to throw together and about 12 minutes to bake. Out comes cinnamony, creamy, nutty, satisfying breakfast.

There are some great baked oatmeal recipes on the interweb that are prepared in a casserole dish in large quantities and cut into squares.

While this is a wonderful idea for a post-holiday breakfast for guests or weekend breakfast for a big family, I’m the only person in my house who eats oatmeal, so I make it personal-sized in a ramekin. Oatmeal for one? Will do.

Pretend like the train never got derailed. Ain’t no reason to look back, so let’s look forward with carrot cake oatmeal ramekin in hand.

Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal - gluten-free, vegan, healthy, delicious! | #breakfast #vegetarian

Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal - gluten-free, vegan, healthy, delicious! | #breakfast #vegetarian

Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal

Delicious baked oatmeal with all the trappings of carrot cake
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes
1 serving


  • ¾ cup gluten-free old fashioned rolled oats
  • Dash cinnamon
  • Dash ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup shredded carrot
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup, to taste*
  • 1 tablespoon craisins, or raisins
  • 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon apple sauce, optional
  • ½ cup boiling hot water
  • ¼ cup full-fat canned coconut milk, plus more for serving
  • 1/4 teaspoon orange zest, optional


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Add all ingredients for the baked oatmeal to a ramekin or oven-safe bowl and stir well. Bake in the preheated oven for 12 minutes. Remove ramekin from the oven, allow it to cool enough to touch, about 5 to 10 minutes and serve for breakfast with additional coconut milk or almond milk.


*You can use honey if not vegan, or agave, coconut palm nectar, or brown sugar


Serving: 1batch - Calories: 492kcal - Carbohydrates: 86g - Protein: 14g - Fat: 11g - Fiber: 13g - Sugar: 23g
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked oatmeal, breakfast, oats
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 492kcal
Author: Julia
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This American Bite

Tuesday 4th of December 2012

I love carrot cake, and I don't love oatmeal... but I think this dish is one I have to try!


Sunday 2nd of December 2012

That looks like one of the best breakfast choices I have seen in a long time. Love carrot cake and would never have thought to put the flavors into oatmeal. YUM!

Stephie @ Eat Your Heart Out

Thursday 29th of November 2012

I LOVE baked oatmeal!! And I've been pondering a carrot cake version...oo you're so smart, I love it.


Wednesday 28th of November 2012

Found this on Kitchen Artistry and was immediately drawn to the clever, healthful concept and beautiful photo. I adore the carrot cake/baked oats combo. I will be trying this out tomorrow morning after the kiddos hop on the bus! Thank you!

Baking Serendipity

Wednesday 28th of November 2012

I need a personal sized oatmeal in my house too, but am definitely all over this one! I love the sneaky dessert trend :)

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