Carrot Cake Oatmeal

Carrot Cake Oatmeal

Serves: 4 people
Cooking Time: 25 minutes
Carrot Cake Oatmeal


  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup low-fat milk
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 cup steel-cut oats
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 carrots, peeled and shredded
  • 1/3 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • Chopped walnuts for topping


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  1. Melt the butter in a 10- or 12-inch skillet over medium heat. Add the oats and toast, stirring occasionally, until golden and fragrant, about 2 minutes. Combine the water and milk in a medium saucepan. Bring it to a simmer.
  2. Stir the toasted oats into the simmering liquid. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer gently until the mixture is very thick about 20 minutes.
  3. Stir in the salt, brown sugar, carrot, coconut, raisins, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Continue to simmer, stirring occasionally, until all of the liquid has been absorbed and the oatmeal is creamy, about 10 minutes more. Remove from the heat and let stand 5 minutes before serving. Then top with chopped walnuts.
  4. *To make this vegan/dairy-free, use coconut milk and coconut oil in place of the milk and butter.
  5. ** This recipe can be made in advance and reheated before serving. When reheating, stir in an additional splash of milk to help loosen the cooled oats.