A delicious and healthy spring breakfast doesn’t get any easier than these creamy make-ahead High Protein Carrot Cake Overnight Oats! Thanks to plump raisins, shredded coconut, and warm spices, you’ll think that you’re indulging in dessert…but with plenty of fiber and protein, the clean eating breakfast will keep you full and energized all morning long!
A jar filled with carrot cake overnight oats and topped with a cinnamon stick
A close up of a jar of carrot cake overnight oats topped with whipped cream
ENJOY THESE CARROT CAKE OVERNIGHT OATS MINUS THE GUILT!
This version of overnight oats is one of my favorites because it’s SO full of flavor and texture. I always add protein to my oats for staying power, but that doesn’t mean that I want to sacrifice any indulgent taste.
That’s why I’ve borrowed all of the best parts of a thick slice of Carrot Cake and crammed them into one jar…minus the GUILT! Because you should be able to enjoy “cake” for breakfast without worrying about the impending bathing suit season!
And just look at how creamy the overnight oats become after they sit in the refrigerator for a few hours!!! It’s amazing that you don’t even have to cook them!
Like I said, they are the perfect way to take you out of that post-Easter chocolate coma and get you back on track. Enjoy, friends!
A close up of carrot cake overnight oats on a spoon
High Protein Carrot Cake Overnight Oats
Make ahead high protein carrot cake overnight oats. Delicious and easy!
½ cup old-fashioned oats
2 tablespoons vanilla protein powder
1 tablespoon finely shredded carrot
2 teaspoons raisins
1 teaspoon unsweetened shredded coconut
¼ cup plain Greek-style yogurt
½ cup carrot juice; can also substitute with milk or non-dairy milk of choice, it just won’t have as much “carrot” flavor
⅛ teaspoon salt
1/5 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
Optional: 1 tablespoon sweetener maple syrup, honey, stevia, sugar, or other sweetener of your choice
In a large jar (or a small bowl), stir together all of the ingredients. Taste it at this point and see whether or not you want to make it sweeter by adding the optional tablespoon of maple syrup or other sweetener of choice.
This will depend on your tastebuds, but also on the type of protein powder you use (since some powders are much sweeter than others).
Cover and refrigerate overnight (or for a few hours) so that the oats soften and absorb the liquid.
Just before serving, stir in some milk to thin if desired. Garnish with optional toppings. Enjoy!
Calories: 412kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 475mg | Potassium: 805mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 25070IU | Vitamin C: 10.9mg | Calcium: 248mg | Iron: 2.5mg