Saturday, February 13, 2016

Overnight Oatmeal Disguised as Carrot Cake

 On cold mornings, hot cereal can really hit the spot! 

Here are a couple of oatmeal recipes I shared last winter:

Maple Pecan Oatmeal
White Chocolate, Cranberry Almond Oatmeal
 
 This year, I've been experimenting with the overnight oatmeal recipes that are all the rage. It isn't my intention to be unkind, but I have to say most of them are just not for me.  Protein powder seems to be a popular ingredient in these super foods and while there is protein powder in my cupboard, it has to be pretty slim pickings around here for me to actually eat that stuff.  I have tried a few different brands as well as flavors, but can't tell much difference in taste or texture.  I don't care for it.

After lots of overnight oatmeal taste testing, here is a recipe I created that we actually do enjoy.



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Overnight Oatmeal Disguised as Carrot Cake
 
1 cup old fashioned oatmeal
1 container plain Greek yogurt, 5.3 ounces
3/4 cup vanilla soy milk
1 cup grated carrots
1/2 cup pecans
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup sweetened coconut
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

Stir all ingredients together and leave in fridge overnight, covered.  The oatmeal and raisins will absorb all that moisture.  I am using sweetened soy milk and sweetened coconut.  The carrots, raisins and spices add quite a bit of naturally occurring sweetness, too, so no additional sugar or honey was needed for our tastes.
 
For me, about half a cup warmed for 1 minute in my microwave along with a glass of milk is a perfect little breakfast.  Handsome Husband is a big guy, so he prefers a larger portion.  Whatever amount suits you, this is a nice, hot breakfast to take the edge off cold mornings!
 
 What do you like for breakfast?  I am also very curious about your thoughts on protein powder.  Have you found one that you like?
 
 ;-)  -Marci

13 comments:

  1. Oh yum yum yum would love to try this one!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  2. You sure made that sound so good. would love to try it. We need something different for breakfasts. WE have plenty of eggs thanks to our dear 5 chickens. WE get bigger blue/pinkytannish/ and little white ones. What a difference they taste like after store bought eggs. We keep our daughter and family supplied with eggs all the time.
    Your concoction sounds like something our daughter and family would love on a weekend a.m. so will pass this recipe on to her. Sounds so good. GLad you shared this. Hope you had Happy Valentines

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  3. nom nom! this carrot cake overnight oatmeal sounds delish and will spice up my breakfast for sure :) Thanks for the recipe!

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  4. This looks much better than my egg and toast! I've experimented with lots of protein powders and have yet to find one that isn't grainy. Thanks for the recipe!

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  5. This is such an interesting recipe, I must try it. Thank you for sharing at Brag About It! Pinning to share :)

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  6. This recipe sounds so good. Thanks for sharing it. Visiting from Home-making Mondays :) Karen

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  7. Sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing at the Celebrate Your Story Link Up Party!

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  8. Oh, this sounds so good, and oatmeal is such a great way to start the day!

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  9. This sounds delicious, my friend! Thank you so much for sharing with Roses of Inspiration...I would love to try this soon.

    Hugs!

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  10. Thank you so much for sharing your delicious recipe with us at Merry Monday.

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  11. Brilliant!! I love good fake outs for my family! Thank you for sharing this with us at the #HomeMattersParty

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  12. YUM! I love Carrot cake! Thanks for sharing with the Pretty Project Party! xoxo- Heather

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