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Slow Cooker Carrot Cake Oatmeal Recipe

Slow Cooker Oatmeal in blue Moso Bowls

First of all, they're ready for you when you wake up. All you need to do is scoop them into a bowl and add any toppings that you like.

I have a love-hate relationship with breakfast. I love to eat it but hate to make it. These Carrot Cake Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oats have a lot going for them.

First of all, they're ready for you when you wake up. All you need to do is scoop them into a bowl and add any toppings that you like. And they're a cinch to prepare the night before. I started them at 9:45 and was in bed by 10pm. You just throw everything into the slow cooker and you're done. Breakfast cooks all night and you wake up to a hot, filling meal.

Secondly, this recipe makes a ton so you can eat these Steel Cut Oats all week long. They reheat easily in the microwave.

Blue bowl with carrot cake oatmeal topped with walnuts

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Thirdly, they taste like cake. CAKE! Who doesn't want carrot cake for breakfast? The good news is that you can have your cake and eat it too, because this is a healthy and nutritious way to start your day. I mean, how many people can say they had carrots for breakfast? Not only are you getting great nutrition from the carrots, but you're also getting tons of other good stuff from the oats, the raisins, and the antioxidant power of cinnamon. Oh, and speaking of the raisins, they puff up and get so delicious in this oatmeal. They almost turn back into grapes!

I think one of the best parts about oatmeal is that you can dress it up a million ways. This oatmeal already has a lot of flavors and ingredients, but I love adding walnuts. Walnuts are traditionally found in carrot cake so I think they are a perfect addition. You can add brown sugar to sweeten things up a bit, and milk to cool it down a little so you don't burn your tongue. Another thing I think would be great on this is just a little bit of grated orange zest to really freshen it up and give you a burst of flavor first thing in the morning. Enjoy!

Carrot Cake oatmeal in a blue bowl

Serve your Oatmeal in this colorful bamboo bowl

Slow Cooker Carrot Cake Oatmeal Recipe Instructions

Carrot Cake Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oats Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 8 hours

Yield: 12 cups of oatmeal

Ingredients

Slow Cooker Carrot Cake oatmeal recipe
  • 2 cups steel cut oats
  • 1 cup shredded or julienned carrots
  • 1 cup small diced carrots
  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut (shredded or flake)
  • 8 cups water
  • 2 cups skim milk
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • toasted walnuts for topping, optional
  • brown sugar for topping, optional
  • milk for topping, optional

Cooking Directions

  1. In a large slow cooker, combine oats, carrots, raisins, coconut, water, milk, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Set on "warm" and cook for 8 hours. Serve with brown sugar and toasted walnuts if desired.
  2. Note: I use a 6 quart slow cooker and it is nearly full with this recipe. If you have a smaller sized slow cooker (or aren't feeding an army), you may want to cut the recipe in half.