CARROT CAKE OVERNIGHT CHIA OATMEAL

CARROT CAKE OVERNIGHT CHIA OATMEAL

CARROT CAKE OVERNIGHT CHIA OATMEAL

Grab a spoon and get ready for an easy and flavorful, no-cook oatmeal that tastes like cake. You heard me right, Carrot Cake Overnight Chia Oatmeal is a make-ahead stress-free morning meal to start your day off right.

When I get back from the school drop off, smoothies are always a great option, but sometimes I want something a bit more filling. Overnight oatmeal definitely helps when I’m craving a something sweet.

I added dark brown sugar for sweetness and that rich molasses taste. You can also warm the oatmeal and top with vanilla yogurt and maple syrup for a breakfast with even more protein.

Whatever you do, don’t buy matchstick carrots for this recipe. The carrots need to be finely shredded to mix in correctly, so grating your own is best. I actually used a micro-plane to get the fine texture.

I hope you enjoy an easy weekday morning meal with Carrot Cake Overnight Chia Oatmeal and don’t forget to enter.

CARROT CAKE OVERNIGHT CHIA OATMEAL
By Love and Confections

INGREDIENTS
1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
1 tablespoons Dixie Crystals Dark Brown Sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/2 tablespoons chia seeds
1/3 cup finely shredded Cal-Organic Carrots
1 cup + 2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
pinch of salt
1/4 cup chopped, toasted pecans, optional
Vanilla yogurt and maple syrup, optional
INSTRUCTIONS
Combine oats, sugar, cinnamon, chia, carrots, milk, vanilla and salt in a bowl or mason jar. Refrigerate overnight.
Before serving, add in chopped pecans. Can be served either cold or heated. Add yogurt and a drizzle of maple syrup if desired.