Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal
- 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.
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