This carrot cake baked oatmeal recipe is a perfect reason to eat cake for breakfast. It’s simple to make, healthy for you, and oh-so-yummy! So go ahead and dive into this carrot cake for breakfast and be sure to share with your cake-loving family.
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Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal Recipe Video
How To Sneak Veggies Into Your Meals
If you’re a mom like me, you know sneaking veggies into every meal is a MUST. Usually our kids aren’t snacking on carrots and cucumbers every day and if they are, props to you! But if you need some sneaky tips to incorporate more veggies into your family’s diet, I’m here for you.
Like this carrot cake baked oatmeal recipe, you want to sneak a veggie or two in that goes well with the recipe. Carrots are an obvious one for this one, but what about other meals? Here are some examples…
- Zucchini and spinach blended into pesto (spinach basil pesto recipe)
- Extra tomatoes and herbs with red pasta sauce (pasta sauce recipe)
- Butternut squash in brownies (butternut squash brownie recipe)
- Breakfast skillet with any and every veggies you like! (tofu scramble recipe)
- Zucchini or carrot muffins (zucchini muffins recipe // carrot muffins recipe)
There are so many ways to incorporate more vegetables into your family’s diet. Feel free to get creative and give yourself grace if some don’t work out (kids are ruthless). You’ll be well-rewarded for making the effort to lead healthier lives!
Health Benefits Of Oats For Breakfast
We talked about the overall health benefits of oats in a recent recipe post for oatmeal muffins. But today, let’s chat about why specifically oats are healthy for you in the morning.
Oats contain large amounts of beta-glucan, a type of soluble fiber. Beta-glucan partially dissolves in water and forms a thick, gel-like solution in the gut. This might sound bad, but it’s actually a good thing! It takes longer to digest, making you feel fuller for a longer period of time. When eaten in the morning, you’re able to feel satisfied for longer after a hearty bowl of oats (or these carrot cake baked oats).
Eases Insulin Response
Oats may improve insulin sensitivity because of beta-glucan’s ability to form a thick gel that delays emptying of the stomach and absorption of glucose into the blood. This is especially helpful for type 2 diabetics but it can be helpful for anyone, regardless of current status. Your first meal is arguably the most important of the day. It can set the tone for the rest of your day. By consuming oats, you will feel more controlled energy throughout your day since your insulin does not need to spike up or crash down first thing in the morning.
Due to oatmeal’s high fiber content and rich antioxidant content, oats can nourish and restore one’s gut health. When consumed in the morning, oats are able to benefit the rest of your food choices throughout the day by repairing your gut wall and therefore increasing food absorption. You’ll get more out of lunch and dinner by simply consuming oats for breakfast.
Like I mentioned above, oats are able to support your energy levels throughout your day mainly because your insulin is balanced from the start. When you consume a high-sugar, processed breakfast, your insulin would spike up and come crashing down within an hour or two. When consuming oats, your insulin response is supported and managed well, giving you more balanced energy levels throughout the day.
What You’ll Need To Make Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal
- 10×5 Loaf pan
- Gluten-free rolled oats
- Unsweetened soy milk
- Chia seeds
- Maple syrup
- Ground cinnamon
- Baking powder
- Ground nutmeg
- Vanilla extract
- Golden raisins
How To Make Baked Oatmeal
Preheat your oven to 375F.
Add all your ingredients except carrots, walnuts, and raisins to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
Add your mixture to a 10×5 loaf pan, then mix in the carrots, walnuts, and raisins.
Bake the loaf for 25 minutes, or until slightly golden on top.
Allow to cool for 1-2 minutes before serving.
Carrot Cake Baked Oats
- 10×5 loaf pan
- High-Speed Blender
- Preheat the oven to 375F.
- Add all ingredients except carrots, walnuts, and raisins to a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth.
- Add your mixture to a 10×5 loaf pan and mix in the carrots, walnuts, and raisins.
- Bake for 25 minutes, or until golden on top.
- Allow to cool for 1-2 minutes before serving.
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