Carrot Cake Oatmeal

It’s Wednesday night and I just got back from the theater with my friend Catherine. We saw Million Dollar Quartet and I was completely entranced…50’s-60’s music is my favorite. Sometimes I think that maybe I grew up in the wrong decade. But then again I love me some Bangles too, so I guess that’s not entirely true. Anyways, now it’s 11pm and I can’t concentrate on this post or go to sleep because I’m too busy reading trivia about Elvis, Johnny Lee, etc on IMDb. I’ve got problems!!


I know tomorrow morning I’m going to wake up particularly exhausted because of my late night tonight. A warm bowl of oatmeal is exactly what I need to get my mornings off to the right start. No manic eerh…Thursdays for me. :)

As crazy as it sounds, oatmeal is one of my favorite meals. I eat it at work basically everyday and I make it for dinner all the time. Sometimes I cheat and buy instant, but more times than not I make it on the stove…even homemade only takes 10 minutes. Normally I choose berries to mix into my oatmeal but last weekend we tried carrot cake oatmeal and now I’ve added this to my regular oatmeal rotation. I love enjoying the flavors of carrot cake but skipping out on all the calories.


Here’s what you’ll need

prep the pineapple, raisins & carrots

Top with shredded coconut, honey & macadamia nuts. Yum!


Carrot Cake Oatmeal

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 9 minutes
Course Breakfast


  • 2 tbsp raisins
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • a tiny pinch of nutmeg and ginger
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup shredded carrots
  • 3 tbsp fresh pineapple, chopped
  • 1 tsp honey
  • macadamia nut, chopped
  • shredded coconut


  • Soak the raisins in hot water for 5 minutes, then drain. In a small saucepan, combine spices, salt, oats and milk. Heat over medium-high until boiling. Boil oatmeal for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add carrot, pineapple, and raisins and turn the heat down to low. Keep cooking and stirring until the oatmeal has thickened, then remove from heat.
  • Serve garnished with shredded coconut and macadamia nuts, then honey drizzled on top.
Keyword oatmeal