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carrot cake baked oatmeal in white baking dish

Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal

Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal is a delicious baked oatmeal recipe that's packed with carrot cake flavor and topped with a luscious cream cheese glaze!

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For the oatmeal:

  • 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats gluten-free if gluten intolerant
  • cup unsweetened shredded coconut optional
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk or the milk of your choice
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup or sweetener of your choice
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup grated carrot about 2 medium
  • 8 ounces crushed pineapple very well drained
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • cup walnut pieces

For the glaze:

  • 2 ounces cream cheese softened
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • tablespoons milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract


Prepare the oatmeal:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray an 8x8" baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the oats, coconut, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt. Place the oat mixture in the prepared pan.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the milk, maple syrup, and egg until well incorporated. Stir in the carrot, crushed pineapple, and vanilla. Pour the milk mixture evenly over the oat mixture and rap the baking dish on the counter so that the milk is evenly distributed. Bake on the middle rack of the oven for 20 minutes, then top with the walnut pieces, pressing them down into the oatmeal slightly. Bake another 10 minutes, or until the oatmeal is golden brown and set. Cool on a wire rack.

Prepare the glaze:

  • Beat the cream cheese in a small bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add the powdered sugar and beat on low until incorporated, then increase the speed to medium and beat 2 minutes more until creamy and smooth. Add the milk and vanilla, and beat until combined.
  • Drizzle the glaze over the slightly cooled baked oatmeal, serve, and enjoy!


  • The carrots in this recipe have a bit of texture and chew to them, so if you'd like them to be on the softer side, place the grated carrots in a small bowl with a bit of water and cover them with plastic wrap. Microwave for about 1 minute or until slightly softened, drain, and add them as directed in the recipe.
  • Feel free to customize this oatmeal to make it the way you like your carrot cake! Omit the crushed pineapple, coconut, or walnuts, and replace with raisins or any of your favorite additions! You can also omit the glaze completely to make this even healthier.


Calories: 272kcal, Carbohydrates: 42g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 32mg, Fiber: 8g, Sugar: 21g

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

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