I don’t know if you guys have noticed, but I’ve kind of been on an oatmeal kick lately. For most of my life I’ve had a pretty solid “eh” attitude toward oatmeal. It’s always been fine, but never more than that. But for some reason, I really came around to it this past winter. I think I finally realized that oatmeal didn’t have to be boring. Just like any other meal or dish, it could be livened up with a ton of flavor, like ricotta cheese and figs or Meyer lemons and poppyseeds.
As we transition from winter to spring, I figured my oatmeal routine could be seasonal, too. And what’s more “Hi. Spring!” than carrot cake? This Slow Cooker Overnight Carrot Cake Oatmeal recipe really couldn’t be simpler. Simply throw some steel cut oats, water, shredded carrots, chopped pineapple, half and half, brown sugar, cinnamon and vanilla in your slow cooker, then just go to bed! In the morning, scoop into bowls and garnish with toasted coconut and walnuts for crunch and dig in! Carrot cake, for breakfast, but healthy, and easy, in a bowl. Got all that?