Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal
Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal made from grated carrots, spices, a "frosting", and oats. This is a great meal for those weeks you prefer something sweet to have in the morning.Print Recipe Pin Recipe
- 3 cups (240 g) old fashioned oats
- 2 scoops (60 g) vanilla protein powder
- 1 tsp (4 g) baking powder
- 4 large (340 g) carrots grated
- 2 tbsp (42 g) syrup
- 1 tbsp (14 g) butter
- 10 tbsp (150 g) liquid egg whites or 2 whole eggs
- 2½ cups (600 g) 2% milk
- 1 tsp (3 g) ground ginger
- 2 tsp (6 g) cinnamon
- 1 tsp (3 g) nutmeg
- ¼ cup (48 g) brown sugar
For the Frosting
- 4 oz (100 g) cream cheese
- ½ cup (100 g) plain nonfat Greek yogurt
- 1 tbsp (12 g) splenda
For the Oatmeal Bake
- Preheat your oven to 350°F.
- In a large bowl, mix together the oats, protein powder, spices and baking powder.
- Wash and shred/grate your carrots into small pieces. I use the small shredding side of my cheese grater for this. Sprinkle the brown sugar over the carrots and mix.
- In the bowl with the carrots, add the butter, egg whites, syrup, milk. Pour in the dry ingredients and mix to combine.
- Spray a 13"x9" pan with oil and add the oat mixture. Spread evenly.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes.
For the Frosting
- Melt the cream cheese and mix in the yogurt and splenda.
- Place into a ziplock bag (or piping bag) and set aside.
- This recipe makes 6 servings. Cut the oatmeal into 6 equal pieces. Once the oatmeal bake has cooled a bit, top with the frosting. I frost my oatmeal the day I cook it, it is probably better to keep your frosting in the fridge and frost the day of eating but it doesn't make a huge difference.
- I think adding some raisins and walnuts would be a nice addition, however I left them out of the recipe because it seems like I am in the minority for adding raisins specifically. Add them if you want.
Calories: 423kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 14g
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Hey Josh, I was wondering the numbers were accurate for if I wanted to make 12 servings.
if you update the number of servings from 6 to 12 it should just double all of the listed ingredients
Great recipe! Just note that it had ‘gluten free’ as a keyword but they are absolutely not… might want change that.
Oats do not contain gluten however many of the places that process oats also process wheat in the same machines so cross contamination is possible. If you need to have a gluten free option I would make sure you buy certified gluten free oats. Some people with gluten allergies do still have sensitivities to oats but that seems to be on an individual basis
Ahh yes i see, sorry for my comment. Its just that in the Netherlands (most of europe actually) 9/10 aren’t gluten free. I believe it’s more common for them to be gluten free in canada/us. Thanks for the receipe anyways, its pretty damn good!
Hey Josh – is there any way to make this without protein powder? More egg whites & some almond flour, maybe? Thanks!
I would use flour and sugar
Any way to sub the oats for oat flour to make it more “cakey” ? Not sure if I’d need to use more or less flour, if at all possible. Thanks again for everything brother
I’m not sure, i have never tried.
They’re coming out a bit wet on the bottom, I’m speculating that it’s because I used a ceramic backing tray. Tasty stuff, and macro friendly!
I tried a new recipe out today in an enameled glass dish and had less stickage than ever before so maybe it is your container as you suspect
Can you sub more egg whites for the milk to maximize gains?
Yes but it may get a bit eggy if you do
Do you think it would be okay to use almond milk?
Love this as a sweet breakfast. I am definitely with you on Team Raisins & Walnuts
Does this use salted or unsalted butter?, if so, does this apply for the other recopies since it does not specify
I use salted for just about everything
If I dont have any protein powder, what can I use instead and how much?
I just made this, omg the versatility of this recipe. Thank you!
Is your carrot measure before or after squeezing out the excess juice?
I made this today, I added sliced almonds and chia seeds to get some more fiber, but it is super delicous.
Question? What is syrup? Maple syrup?