Healthy Carrot Cake Oatmeal Bake

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Baked oatmeal is a delicious breakfast option that is full of good-for-you ingredients! I’ve decided I’m just going to keep making new variations of it so I can keep it in my rotation forever and never get sick of it. So I bring to you my latest version: Healthy Carrot Cake Oatmeal Bake. It has a nice ring to it, right? 😉

healthy carrot cake oatmeal bake

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healthy carrot cake oatmeal bake ingredients

Here’s what you need to bring this oatmeal bake to life:

  • Banana
  • Carrots
  • Eggs
  • Unsweetened almond milk
  • Coconut oil (or butter)
  • Vanilla extract
  • Old fashioned oats
  • Collagen powder or vanilla protein powder (optional)
  • Baking powder
  • Cinnamon, nutmeg and salt
  • Ground flaxseed
  • Chopped pecans
  • Dark chocolate chips
healthy carrot cake oatmeal bake ingredients

how to make healthy carrot cake oatmeal bake

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9×13 pan with nonstick cooking spray.

Peel carrots and chop into 2-3″ pieces, then add to food processor and pulse until shredded.

In a large bowl, mix together mashed banana, eggs, almond milk, shredded carrots, coconut oil (melted and cooled) and vanilla until mostly smooth.

Next, add in rolled oats, collagen or protein powder (if using), baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, ground flaxseed and salt until well combined.

healthy carrot cake oatmeal bake

Lastly, fold in chopped pecans and dark chocolate chips. Mix well. (Optional, but recommended!)

Pour mixture into prepared pan. Sprinkle additional cinnamon on top, to taste.

healthy carrot cake oatmeal bake

Bake for 25-35 minutes until edges start to become slightly golden brown. (Or until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.) Mine are usually ready around 30-32 minutes, but all ovens are a little different, so check around 25 minutes and add time as needed!

healthy carrot cake oatmeal bake

Serve warm with a tablespoon of almond butter on top, if desired. (I LOVE it with any of the @offbeatbutters flavors – my affiliate code is WELLNESSFORTHEWIN. You can’t go wrong! Some of my favs are: Salted Caramel, Cinnamon Bun, Maple Donut, Aloha, Gingerbread Cookie, and Sweet Classic Peanut Butter. Click here to shop!)

what makes this carrot cake oatmeal bake healthy?

This oatmeal bake is a nutritionally balanced way to start the day. What’s inside?

  • Oats are a wonderful source of whole grains which provide fiber (and various other nutrients) to balance blood sugar, support gut health and keep you full longer!
  • The eggs and collagen or protein powder add protein for extra staying power and satiety, not to mention all of the incredible roles that protein plays in the body like building and repairing tissue and more! (I do like to pair this along with another protein-rich food like eggs or Greek yogurt for a full meal.)
  • Carrots are rich in vitamin A, as well as vitamin C, biotin and potassium.
  • Pecans are a good source of heart-healthy fats, and if you serve with some nut butter on top – which I definitely recommend – you get even more of these beneficial fats.
  • Dark chocolate is good for the soul. ; )

I typically serve mine alongside some scrambled eggs with spinach mixed in for a well-rounded, substantial breakfast that keeps me full and satisfied for hours. I also love the mix of sweet + savory. Anyone else have a hard time picking one or the other?!

healthy carrot cake oatmeal bake

storing healthy carrot cake oatmeal bake

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. Click here for my favorite storage containers.

This carrot cake oatmeal bake is also freezer-friendly, so you can transfer leftovers to the freezer in freezer gallon bags (or these reusable bags) for up to 6 months. I will just pull out individual pieces to reheat in the microwave for 60-90 seconds and it is perfect!

healthy carrot cake oatmeal bake

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more healthy meal prep breakfast options

If you are looking for some other ideas to make ahead for breakfast, check out these recipes linked below:

Healthy Carrot Cake Oatmeal Bake

Shanna Hutcheson
This Healthy Carrot Cake Oatmeal Bake is a delicious, balanced, make-ahead breakfast that you can eat on busy mornings all week long. It's meal-prep and freezer-friendly!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings
Calories 181 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup mashed banana 2-3 medium, ripe
  • 1 cup shredded carrots 2-3 large
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil melted and cooled (or melted butter/ghee)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2.5 cups old fashioned oats
  • 6 Tbsp collagen powder or 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon more on top
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 Tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans optional
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9×13 pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Wash and peel carrots, cut into 2-3 inch chunks, and add to food processor. Pulse until finely shredded.
  • In a large bowl, mix together mashed banana, eggs, almond milk, shredded carrots, coconut oil and vanilla until mostly smooth.
  • Next, add in rolled oats, collagen or protein powder (if using), baking powder, cinnamon, ground flaxseed and salt until well combined.
  • Lastly, gently fold in chopped walnuts and dark chocolate chips.
  • Pour mixture into prepared pan. Sprinkle cinnamon on top, to taste.
  • Bake for 25-35 minutes until edges start to become slightly golden brown. (Or until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.)
  • Serve warm with a tablespoon of almond butter on top, if desired. 
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days, then transfer to freezer in gallon Ziploc bag or other freezer-safe container for up to 6 months.

Nutrition

Calories: 181kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 7gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 109mgPotassium: 256mgFiber: 3gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 1836IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 77mgIron: 1mg
Keyword baked oatmeal, carrot cake oatmeal bake, dairy free, freezer friendly, meal prep breakfast
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Enjoy!

Shanna

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4 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Delicious! I left out the protein/collagen powder, used skim milk and added raisins. Can’t wait to try it with a drizzle of almond butter and maybe a light smear of Panera honey walnut cream cheese ♥️

    1. Ooooh, it would be delish with that cream cheese! Thanks for sharing your review and modifications! It’s always helpful for others to see other variations that have worked well!

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