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This carrot cake oatmeal bake is the best breakfast recipe to meal prep! I always love having breakfast made and ready to go whenever I need and baked oatmeal is a favorite of mine. I’ve made many variations of this baked oatmeal so this is just one flavor combination, but feel free to make swaps and switch things up! I like to enjoy this in a bowl with some coconut milk like I would a bowl of oatmeal but my fiance likes it best cold with an extra swirl of honey on top. However you choose to enjoy this recipe, I hope it can be a staple breakfast of yours for many years to come!
Carrot Cake Oatmeal Bake
This healthy oatmeal bake is flourless, gluten free, dairy free, soy free and refined sugar free.
More Healthy Breakfast Recipes
One can never have too many breakfast recipes so I’ve linked a few more you can check out!
- Blueberry Banana Oatmeal Bake (Gluten Free + Dairy Free).
- Healthy Mixed Berry Oatmeal Bars (Vegan + Gluten Free).
- Veggie Egg Casserole with Hashbrowns (Vegetarian + Gluten Free).
- The Best Granola Clusters (Vegan + Gluten Free).
Is Oatmeal Bake Healthy?
This recipe for carrot cake oatmeal bake is full of a range of fibers ad sweetened naturally with bananas and maple syrup. There aren’t any preservatives and it’s made with very simple ingredients.
What is an Oatmeal Bake?
Oatmeal bake is a breakfast casserole full of oats, eggs and coconut milk with some sweetener. This recipe is a carrot cake oatmeal bake and it has grated carrots, shredded coconut, raisins and walnuts for that classic carrot cake flavor. This mixture bakes to perfection and is a great recipe to enjoy for breakfast!
Can You Bake Oatmeal?
Yes, you can bake oatmeal to create this carrot cake oatmeal bake. It bakes into a dense cake-like result with a soft and chewy texture.
Carrot Cake Oatmeal Bake Ingredients:
Rolled oats: The base for this recipe is whole rolled oats. No flour or blending is necessary! Make sure to use gluten free rolled oats if needed.
Cinnamon: A small amount of this spice adds a whole lot flavor to the dish.
Baking powder: One rising agent in this recipe. I always choose aluminum free baking powder as a personal preference.
Baking soda: Another rising agent that works with the baking powder to create the perfect fluffy but still dense texture.
Sea salt: Brings out the other flavors in the recipe.
Eggs: Works to bind the oatmeal mixture together and help it cook through evenly.
Bananas: We use these mashed in the recipe to add a lot of moisture and an amazing chewy texture along with natural sweetness.
Coconut milk: A dairy free alternative to milk. I like to use a little bit of full fat coconut milk and dilute it with some filtered water to get the consistency of whole milk. You can also use light coconut milk or coconut milk from a carton.
Maple syrup: A natural sweetener to bring a little extra sweetness.
Vanilla extract: This brings more depth to the flavor and a small amount goes a long way.
Grated carrots: Of course, a needed ingredient to create a carrot cake oatmeal bake.
Walnuts: If you choose not to blend the walnuts, raisins and shredded coconut together, roughly chop these.
Raisins: A dried fruit that is classic in carrot cake. Some don’t enjoy the taste of raisins so feel free to leave them out if you prefer.
Shredded coconut: The thinly shredded coconut flakes work best for this recipe.
- This oatmeal bake can be made in only one mixing bowl! Just combine the dry ingredients first and then add in your wet ingredients and mix them right in!
- If you want to make an extra soft oatmeal bake, feel free to mix up the mixture and leave it in the fridge overnight before baking. This will give the oats a little time to absorb more moisture and make the texture more soft.
- I specify in the directions that you can blend the raisins, walnuts and shredded coconut before adding to the mixture. Adding this extra step makes a super moist and extra flavorful oatmeal bake! Especially if you’re not a fan of raisins, blending them with the walnuts and coconut creates a sweet paste where you’ll no longer taste the raisins in the oatmeal bake.
- If you want a to make your baked dishes look extra pretty and professional, add some toppings! I added some chopped walnuts, raisins and coconut flakes on top of the oatmeal bake before putting it in the oven. This way they toast and make it a little cuter.
Kitchen Equipment Needed
For this carrot cake oatmeal bake, you only need a few basic baking staples. I’ll link some options similar to the ones I use.
- For a baking dish, I use a ceramic one I recieved as a gift. Here is a beautiful 9×9 baking dish I found that’s similar.
- For mixing bowls, glass is one of my favorite options as it can last a very long time and perfect for healthy cooking. Here’s a set of three different sized glass mixing bowls that you can use for a range of baking projects.
- If you’re wanting to meal prep this recipe for breakfast throughout the week, I recommend using glass storage containers and keeping the oatmeal bake in the fridge. Here are my favorite glass storage container with airtight lids. Trust me when I say you’ll love them!
Healthy Carrot Cake Oatmeal Bake:
Carrot Cake Oatmeal Bake
- 2 ¼ cups rolled oats (gluten free if needed)
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking powder (aluminum free)
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup mashed banana (between 2-3 ripe bananas)
- ¾ cup coconut milk (or use your prefered milk)
- ¼ cup pure maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- ⅓ cup grated carrots
- ⅓ cup roughly chopped walnuts
- ⅓ cup raisins (optional)
- ⅓ cup shredded coconut
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Farhenheit and grease a 9×9 baking dish with coconut oil.
- In a mixing bowl combine rolled oats, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and sea salt.
- Add in your eggs, mashed banana, coconut milk, maple syrup and vanilla extract. Stir until just combined.
- Optionally, you can blend raisins, walnuts and shredded coconut before adding (which makes makes the flavor better and creates a paste that blends with the oatmeal perfectly).
- Gently stir in the raisins, walnuts, shredded coconut along with the grated carrots.
- Transfer the oatmeal mixture to your greased baking dish and feel free to add any toppings you want for decoration.
- Bake for 30-40 minutes or until the edges turn lighlty gold in color.
- Serve warm or cold and keep any leftovers in the fridge.
More Oatmeal Recipes
If you’re looking for more recipes with oatmeal, here some options you can check out!
- Healthy Blueberry Crisp (Gluten Free + Vegan).
- Chocolate Granola Clusters (Gluten Free + Vegan).
- Caramel Apple Stovetop Oatmeal (Gluten Free + Vegan).
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