I am so excited about today's carrot cake overnight oats recipe! I've said it before, and I'll say it again, I am a sweet breakfast kind of gal. Bring me all the dessert for breakfast recipes! I'd much rather have a sweet breakfast like these healthy carrot cake overnight oats than a savory one like tofu scramble (although tofu scramble is bangin'!).
The best part is that I can still enjoy all these sweet breakfasts without any refined sugar and other unhealthy ingredients. If you are a fellow dessert for breakfast fan and looking for healthy vegan sweet breakfast recipes, I got you! There are so many sweet breakfast treats on my blog, and they are all super healthy!
My favorite healthy dessert for breakfast recipes:
- Key Lime Pie Overnight Oats
- Chocolate Chip Banana Baked Oats
- Banana Cream Pie Overnight Oats
- Chocolate Caramel Baked Oats
- Chocolate Caramel Protein Pancakes
There are plenty more dessert for breakfast recipes on my blog, you can find them here.
Best plant based protein for healthy breakfast recipes:
All of the recipes mentioned above have one thing in common. If you're a regular reader here, then you know that my favorite thing to add to any breakfast recipe is my PlantFusion plant based protein powder. I am the biggest fan of PlantFusion products. There is just not a better healthy plant based protein out there. I love PlantFusion for so many reasons, but one of the biggest has to be the attention put into each product. Every PlantFusion line is crafted to support or solve a specific need.
It honestly bugs me how most plant based proteins are just a one size fits all, but with PlantFusion you can choose a protein powder, and/or supplement that fits your needs. For example, for this carrot cake overnight oats recipe I went with the Complete Organic Chai Protein, because it contains blend of living cultured foods and enzymes perfect for digestive health, and the chai flavors comes from natural sweeteners. It is also 100% organic which I absolutely love, because I have been making a conscious effort recently to buy more organic foods. As always, you can use my code "NATURALVEGAN" for 25% off your entire order!
Keys to perfect overnight oats:
In order to make the best carrot cake overnight oats, or any overnight oats for that matter, there's a few things you need to do. First things first, make sure that you are using rolled oats, and not quick oats. Rolled oats are actually better for a couple reasons. They hold up better overnight. This is great for overnight oats, because you end up with actual oatmeal and not mush. They are actually healthier for you, because they are less processed. Because they are less processed, your body has to process them, which is more natural and healthier for you. They also keep you full for longer, because they take longer to digest. Cool stuff right?
Second make sure you use something like chia seeds or flaxseeds to help solidify the texture. Not only does this help the texture, but it also helps the oats be more nutrient dense. Luckily the flavor will fit right in with these carrot cake overnight oats and you will have a delicious oatmeal recipe!
Last, but not least you need a protein powder to add sweetness and flavor. These all help the overnight oats become more thick and creamy, and filling! You can read more about my favorite plant based protein for oatmeal above!
How to make your carrot cake overnight oats taste like cake:
I truly believe that this healthy carrot cake overnight oatmeal recipe is the best carrot cake overnight oats recipe, because it truly tastes like carrot cake. This is coming from someone who used to bake cakes all the time. Carrot cake also happens to be one of my favorite dessert recipes as well. How do you make carrot cake oatmeal taste like cake? I previously said it's important that you use a quality protein powder, but it is also important that you use the right spices. The spices used in carrot cake do more than add flavor. They also add sweetness! Make sure not to skip out on the cinnamon, because it is crucial to adding sweetness to this overnight oats carrot cake recipe!
Tools for these high protein carrot cake overnight oats:
There is one too that is absolutely crucial to making carrot cake overnight oats and honestly carrot cake in general. That is a vegetable grater. Not a shredder, but a grater. One of the biggest mistakes I see when it comes to making carrot cake is shredding the carrots into huge pieces. A proper carrot cake is made with finely grated carrots and not large shredded carrots. This overnight oatmeal recipe is made the same way. Most cheese graters will work perfectly for this!
Ingredients for these Carrot Cake Overnight Oats:
- PlantFusion Complete Organic Chai Protein - "NATURALVEGAN" for 25% off!
- Chia Seeds
- Plant based milk
Healthy Carrot Cake Overnight Oats
- ½ cup gluten-free oatmeal
- 1 scoop PlantFusion Complete Organic Chai Protein
- 1 carrot
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup plant based milk of choice I used soy
- Grate the carrot first, then add remaining ingredients together and stir. Once combined place in the fridge overnight, enjoy!
Obsessed with this recipe! I make it for breakfast all the time now.