These vegan carrot cake oats are a breakfast that tastes like dessert! Made with simple ingredients in under 10 minutes, it is also ideal for meal prep. Gluten-free and oil-free. 

Vegan carrot cake oats

I know that the ‘breakfast’ category on my blog is a bit of a void relative to everything else. Honestly, my creative brain just works better concerning lunch and dinner recipes. But you know, a girl’s gotta switch things up sometimes. And given that I eat oats pretty much every single day, it’s only appropriate to share one of my go-tos.

 

So, here we are with an incredibly simple vegan carrot cake oats recipe. Trust me, you want to keep this one on hand!

Bowl of vegan oats made with grated carrot and bananas, berries, nuts and chocolate as toppings

Vegan carrot cake oats

I know sometimes, oats or porridge have a rep of being boring. It’s one of those breakfasts everyone has. Throw them on the stove with some plantbased milk, top with a chopped banana, and you’re good to go. Of course, that option is great for efficiency. But, there are so many ways to switch up porridge!

One of those ways is making carrot cake oats. No worries, because just like actual carrot cake, this certainly doesn’t taste like carrot. The carrot helps add texture and volume to the finished product. The overall flavour is subtly sweet, earthy and indulgent. It honestly feels like you’re digging into a bowl of dessert first thing in the morning!

Bowl of vegan porridge with berries, banana and nuts as toppings

Serve these oats with your favourite toppings – fruit, nuts, berries, nut butter, etc. There are endless possibilities! If you want them sweeter, simply add an extra drizzle of maple syrup or another sweet sauce. You can cook these carrot cake oats either on the stove, or prepare them as overnight oats.

What makes this vegan porridge amazing?

Bowl of vegan oats with berries, nuts and fruit

It is…

  • Indulgent.
  • Perfectly sweetened.
  • Made with healthy ingredients.
  • Cosy and comforting.
  • Super easy.
  • Great for meal prep.
  • Can be eaten on the go.
  • Gluten-free.
  • Oil-free.

Key ingredients

Ingredients for vegan carrot cake oats

  • Gluten-free rolled oats
  • Plant based milk of your choice
  • Maple syrup
  • Carrot
  • Cinnamon
  • Turmeric

How to make vegan carrot cake oats

Add the gluten-free oats, plant based milk, maple syrup, grated carrot, cinnamon, turmeric and water to a non-stick sauce pan and stir over a medium heat for around 5 minutes, until it reaches your desired consistency.

Alternatively, stir the ingredients together in a mixing bowl, transfer to a jar and leave in the fridge for at least 30 minutes, or overnight. Serve with toppings of your choice.

Orange porridge in a bowl on a cooling rack

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Vegan carrot cake oats

Let me know in the comments: what’s your favourite way to make oats? If you give these vegan carrot cake oats a go, be sure to tag me on Instagram (@earthofmariaa), and leave your feedback in the comments below.

Vegan carrot cake oats

Get the Recipe: Vegan Carrot Cake Oats (Gluten-free)

These vegan carrot cake oats are a breakfast that tastes like dessert! Made with simple ingredients in under 10 minutes, it is also ideal for meal prep. Gluten-free and oil-free. 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup gluten-free oats
  • 1 cup plantbased milk
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup carrot, peeled and grated
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 cup water

Equipment

  • Non-stick saucepan

Instructions 

  • Add the gluten-free oats, plant based milk, maple syrup, grated carrot, cinnamon, turmeric and water to a non-stick sauce pan and stir over a medium heat for around 5 minutes, until it reaches your desired consistency.
    Vegan porridge ingredients in a saucepan
  • Alternatively, stir the ingredients together in a mixing bowl, transfer to a jar and leave in the fridge for at least 30 minutes, or overnight.
  • Serve with toppings of your choice.
    Turmeric and carrot porridge in a saucepan

Video

Calories: 433kcal, Carbohydrates: 78g, Protein: 13g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 377mg, Potassium: 599mg, Fiber: 12g, Sugar: 16g, Vitamin A: 10692IU, Vitamin C: 4mg, Calcium: 398mg, Iron: 5mg

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