This is a deliciously easy overnight oat recipe. Perfect for mornings when you are rushed for time. This recipe is filled with nuts, raisins and carrots and by using coconut or almond milk you can keep it gluten free too. Make this is mason jars or tupperware if you want to take it with you to work.

Carrot Cake Overnight Oats

Difficulty – Easy

Time 10 minutes preparation and overnight soaking

Makes 2-4


What’s good about it?

Oats are loaded with important vitamins, minerals and antioxidant plant compounds including B vitamins, manganese, magnesium, copper, iron and zinc. A great source of fibre to support digestive health and balance blood sugar levels. Oats contain many powerful antioxidants, including avenanthramides. These compounds may help reduce blood pressure and provide other benefits.

  1. Add the milk, cinnamon, vanilla, and maple syrup or xylitol to the container first.  Mix them well together.  Stir in the remaining ingredients well.
  2. Seal the container tightly and place it in the fridge overnight.
  3. When ready to serve spoon into bowls or glasses. You can top with a little extra fruit or nuts or grated carrot
  4. If you want to you can heat this up in a pan or microwave for a warming breakfast option

Did You Know? 

Carrots are an excellent source of vitamin A in the form of beta-carotene which can help support immune health, skin and eye health. Instead of carrots you could try grated beetroot, apple or pear

200ml almond milk or coconut milk

1tsp ground cinnamon

1tbsp xylitol or maple syrup (or stevia)

1tsp vanilla extract

100g gluten free oats

1 carrot finely grated

30g raisins

30g chopped nuts or mixed seeds

extra raisins, nuts or grated carrot to top