Carrot Cake Steel Cut Oats – Slow Cooker!

These Carrot Cake Steel Cut Oats are as easy as it gets! Put the ingredients for this healthful and delicious breakfast in the crock pot and go to bed! Wake up to the beautiful smells of carrot cake! 

Slow cooker oatmeal topped with carrots and coconut on polka dot napkin. Overlay: Slow Cooker / Overnight Carrot Cake Oatmaeal

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. You can even eat oatmeal for dinner!

Collage of four images of carrot cake oatmeal, the ingredients for it, and stirring it in a slow cooker.

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? These Carrot Cake Steel Cut Oats recipe really couldn’t be simpler.

About these Carrot Cake Steel Cut Oats:

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?

Closeup of carrot cake oatmeal in white bowl on top of polka dot napkin.

Yield: 4 servings

Carrot Cake Steel Cut Oats

Carrot Cake Steel Cut Oats

These Carrot Cake Steel Cut Oats are as easy as it gets! Put the ingredients for this healthful and delicious breakfast in the crock pot and go to bed! Wake up to the beautiful smells of carrot cake! 

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 3/4 cup chopped pineapple
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 cup toasted coconut flakes
  • Honey, maple syrup, or additional brown sugar, for serving (optional)

Instructions

  1. In bowl of slow cooker, stir together water, oats, carrots, pineapple, half and half, raisins, sugar, vanilla and cinnamon. Cover and cook on low 8 hours (overnight).
  2. Stir well and divide between serving bowls. Garnish each bowl with 2 tablespoons walnuts and 1 tablespoon coconut flakes. If a sweeter oatmeal is desired, drizzle with honey or maple syrup, or sprinkle with additional brown sugar.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 480Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 73mgCarbohydrates: 79gFiber: 8gSugar: 43gProtein: 9g

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