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Carrot Cake Overnight Oats

Carrot Cake Overnight Oats

  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Soaking Time: 4 hours
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1/2 cups 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian


These carrot cake overnight oats are a tasty, healthy, make-ahead breakfast! It’s an easy way to add some veggies to your morning routine — and these oats taste like dessert!


Units Scale
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup grated carrots (1 large carrot)
  • 1/2 cup almond milk or dairy milk
  • 1/2 scoop (15g) vanilla protein powder (optional)
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey (optional)
  • Optional toppings: shredded coconut, raisins, or nuts


  1. If you’re using protein powder, combine the protein powder with the milk first to ensure the protein powder dissolves completely.
  2. In a jar or airtight container, combine rolled oats, grated carrots, milk (with protein powder, if using), Greek yogurt, cinnamon, vanilla extract, salt, and sweetener.
  3. Stir the ingredients until well combined.
  4. Cover the jar or container with a lid and refrigerate overnight — or for at least 4 hours. This allows the oats to absorb the liquid and soften.
  5. In the morning, give the mixture a good stir. If it’s too thick, you can add a bit more milk to reach your desired consistency.
  6. Top the oats with chopped nuts and any optional toppings you like.

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