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Ready to have carrot cake for breakfast? Clean Eating Carrot Cake Oatmeal that is…

I was a member at the Tosca Reno forum boards when they still existed. It’s was a fantastic clean eating community.

Sheri Hyman (Brooklyn, NY) was also a member there, and she posted this recipe for Clean Eating Carrot Cake Oatmeal. I just couldn’t pass up the chance to try it, so I contacted her to ask if I could share the recipe with all of you here. She was most gracious about it.

Thanks Sheri! Fantastic recipe!

Clean Eating Carrot Cake Oatmeal shown in a white bowl. There is a small pile of pecan pieces piled in the center of the oatmeal and you can see bits of carrots in the oats.

While it’s not exactly cake, it definitely delivers that “spice” you expect from carrot cake. It’s tasty, and a really great way to work some veggies into your breakfast!

I didn’t use the coconut flakes she suggests, but I did stir in 1 tsp. of honey. Next time, I’ll forgo the honey and add a few raisins instead. Yum!


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Clean Eating Carrot Cake Oatmeal Recipe

Clean Eating Carrot Cake Oatmeal Recipe

Have carrot cake for breakfast! In your morning bowl of oats, that is...
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: The Gracious Pantry


  • 2/3 cup steel-cut oats (dry)
  • 2 cups milk of choice
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg


  • Bring milk, vanilla extract, carrots, nutmeg and cinnamon to a boil.
  • Add oats.
  • Finish cooking to package directions. Watch carefully because milk boils over quickly and easily. Adjust your temperature as needed.
  • When oats are fully cooked, remove from heat and stir in any toppings you enjoy.
  • OPTIONAL TOPPINGS: Chopped walnuts or pecans, toasted, sweetened coconut flakes or raisins are good options.


Please note that the nutrition data above is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible. Data below does not include optional toppings listed at the end of the directions.

Recipe from the Gracious Pantry archives, originally posted 2/12/11.

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  1. I make something very similar except I add walnuts. Sometimes i also add “icing” which is really just plain Greek yogurt that I’ve sweetened and added vanilla to

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Mel – Yum! Love your “icing” idea!

  2. OOOOHHHHHH this came through while I was debating what to have for breakfast! Heading into the kitchen now!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Paulissa – Glad I could help!

  3. Kelsey @ Clean Teen Kelsey says:

    I love anything carrot cake! It is a wonderful combination of flavors, especially in oatmeal. 🙂

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Kelsey – Definitely! I really like the spice flavor. One of my favorite combinations!

  4. Great idea.. I’ll have to try this!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Melissa – Hope you enjoy it!

  5. This sounds so good! I have all the ingredients except steel cut oats. Do you think I could use rolled oats instead?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Ericka – Yes, any type of oats will work fine. Enjoy!

  6. Oh my gosh! I had this this morning for breakfast and topped it with non-dairy cream cheese (sweetened with stevia), walnuts, and unsweetened shredded coconut and it was SO good! Thank you so much for the recipe (:

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Moriah – Fantastic! Glad you enjoyed it! 🙂

  7. Anonymous says:

    Brandy – It should! Let me know how it turns out!

  8. Jen Kuhni says:

    Thank you so much! I just found your website and am in LOVE with it! You do such a great job, I’ve tried two recipes now, this and your alfredo sauce, the ease and the tastiness are amazing. Thank you!
    -Jenny Kuhni
    Ozark, AL

    1. Anonymous says:

      Jen – Fabulous! Healthy cooking does NOT have to be difficult. I’m glad you’re enjoying my recipes!

  9. Anonymous says:

    HW – That’s great! I’m glad you enjoyed it!

  10. I just made it this morning for the first time. I added a little bit of honey and some flax seed. Absolutely delicious!!!

    1. Anonymous says:

      Trudy – Fantastic! I’m happy you enjoyed it!

  11. Anonymous says:

    I cooked to package directions using the ingredients listed in my recipe.

  12. graciouspantry says:

    Jaynelein – Fantastic! I hope you enjoy them both!

  13. graciouspantry says:

    Sally – That’s awesome!!

  14. Taylorlemay77 says:

    Could you cook this in a slow cooker?

    1. graciouspantry says:

      You could, but you would have to adjust the liquid content to accommodate the longer cooking time.

  15. graciouspantry says:

    You can try it, but I think you would need more liquid.

  16. I have always wanted to try to make carrot oatmeal. I’m definitely going to have to try this recipe!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      I hope you enjoy it. 🙂

  17. yetpraiser says:

    I added unswettened coconut and raisins. I think next time I would go easy on the nutmeg. i think it gave the oatmeal a bitter taste. Otherwise I enjoyed it. Thanks for the recipe

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      My pleasure!

  18. I made this today and it was fantastic! I topped mine with just a little bit of honey and it was perfect! My husband ate this and he NEVER eats oatmeal.

  19. i’e never cooked steel cut oatmeal before. The recipe says to add oats to boiling mixture…. do you leave it simmer for a little, or a lot, or serve immediately?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Caroann – You have to cook the oats until they are cooked through.

  20. Maryann Fiel says:

    Can you use regular oatmeal.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Maryann – You mean Traditional Oats? Sure!

  21. I’m so excited to find this! My hubbs will love it. Just wondering how well it keeps. If I make a double batch of it, how long can it stay in the fridge?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Shab – Most oatmeal will last a few days. But it freezes really well too.

  22. Pascale Devalet says:

    Hi made this for breakfast. I added a pinch of turmeric becase im a spice girl. .. thanks for all idea.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Pascale – My pleasure!

  23. Does it go like a cake or like porrige consistency?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Tegan – I’m not sure what you mean. It’s definitely oatmeal. It just tastes like carrot cake.

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