Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Monday, May 6, 2013

Carrot Cake Oatmeal



A delicious not-too-sweet breakfast treat with all the flavors of carrot cake!  Packed with whole grain oats, carrots, pineapple, spices, FF yogurt and pecans to make this a nutritious start to your day. When I stumbled across this recipe, I just knew I needed to make it.  The original recipe used steel cut oats and cooked it all stove top, but I made some changes to be able to make it in the microwave, so it takes no time to put together!  With 6.5g fiber and 9.2g of protein, it will keep you full for a long time too!

One final note, make sure you shred the carrot finely, as it will do all it's cooking in the microwave.


Carrot Cake Oatmeal
adapted from Allrecipes


Servings - one   Serving size - entire recipe   Points Plus per Serving - 9 Points+
Calories - 347.9,   Total Fat - 8.2g,   Carb. - 64.8g,   Protein - 9.2g,   Fiber - 6.5g

1/2 cup old fashioned oats
1 cup water
1 tsp brown sugar
1/4 cup finely shredded carrot
1/4 cup crushed pineapple in juice (drained)
1 TBS golden raisins
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
dash of nutmeg
dash of ground ginger
pinch of salt
1/4 cup Non fat vanilla yogurt
5 pecan halves, roughly chopped

1.  Combine oats, water, brown sugar, carrot, pineapple, raisins, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and salt in microwave safe bowl with high sides.  Microwave on HIGH for 2 min - 2 min 30 sec, or until oatmeal is done and most of liquid has been absorbed.  (time may vary with microwaves) 

2.  Top with non fat vanilla yogurt and sprinkle with pecans.  Serve warm.  

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Super easy nutritious powerhouse to start your day!  

The original recipe called for apple instead of pineapple.  I've made it both ways and I like the pineapple better...much more like carrot cake to me!  

Picture uploading problem still not resolved yet.  Hope they are still working on it.  

We've had some absolutely gorgeous weather here for the past week.  No rain and blue skies with mild temps.  My flowering trees all around our property are all in full bloom.  Just beautiful!! 


17 comments:

  1. I love carrot cake and I eat oatmeal every day for breakfast. I'm going to give this a try!

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  2. This sounds really good. Carrot cake is probably one of my favorite cakes. I will have to try this, sounds like it would be a great way for kids to get in some veggies too :) The trees are so pretty. My cherry trees are blooming now, they apple trees probably by next week.

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  3. Oh fabulous, darling! I love this so much. I adore pineapple in my carrot cake so good call on subbing that.

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    1. thanks V. The apple just didn't speak carrot cake to me.

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  4. Yum, yum, yum! I am so in with this breakfast. I have been eating a lot of oatmeal lately and this version looks amazing.

    Love your blooming trees - sure looks like Spring finally has sprung for you!

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  5. Great looking breakfast Renee, and wow...BEAUTIFUL blossom shots! So glad spring has arrived out your way! Have a wonderful weekend.

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  6. YUM! Dessert for breakfast? Sounds awesome

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  7. Don absolutely loves oatmeal and carrot cake too! This is perfect - I will have to surprise him with this tasty breakfast treat real soon! Your flowering trees are gorgeous! That gives you something to look forward to after this awful winter you had this year!!

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    1. Marion, that is so true. I was just looking at these photos yesterday and wishing it were a day like this!

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    2. Soon! and I'm looking forward to seeing more beautiful pics of these flowering trees!!

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  8. This carrot cake oatmeal sounds (and looks!) delicious. Kind of like having dessert for breakfast eh? :) Grumpy's favorite flavors!

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    1. Yes, definitely like dessert for breakfast! haha

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  9. Dessert for breakfast? YES PLEASE! I love carrot cake and I know I would love this oatmeal. Looks delicious!

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    1. I enjoy them both too, Sarah. Thanks for stopping by!

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