I’ve been craving baked items like cake and sweets. This Carrot Cake Oatmeal hit the spot. It was really like eating a piece of carrot cake for breakfast. As for my boys it was a split vote on who liked it. But strangely it was my picky eater who ate his all up!

This is a very thick oatmeal if you like your oatmeal a little more mushy and a little runnier just add more milk before cooking.

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Carrot Cake Oatmeal (with Quick Oats)


  • 1 cup carrots grated
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 1 cup milk non fat
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon maple extract
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar substitute*
  • 4 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons plain greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar substitute


  1. Mix in bowl: carrots, quick oats, milk, cinnamon, ginger, maple extract and brown sugar substitute. (You can add more milk if you like your oatmeal runnier)
  2. Cook in microwave 2-4 minutes on high
  3. While oatmeal is cooking mix cream cheese, yogurt, vanilla, and brown sugar substitute till smooth
  4. Serve oatmeal with cream cheese “frosting” on top

Servings: 2 | Calories: 222 | Fat: 7 | Carbohydrate: 28 | Fiber: 4 | Protein: 11

* Ideal Brown No Calorie Sweetener (aff link)

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Pepper Ferguson

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