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Glass of overnight oats garnished with walnuts and grated carrot, sitting on board with a spoon on the edge.

Healthy Carrot Cake Overnight Oats

These Healthy Carrot Cake Overnight Oats are such a delicious breakfast to wake up to. They are so simple to prepare - just combine your ingredients and refrigerate overnight. Add your favourite toppings, and enjoy these creamy carrot overnight oats - they are the perfect way to begin your day!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine International
Prep Time 5 minutes
Chill Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 5 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 305kcal
Author Alexandra


For the Overnight Oats:

  • 1 large carrot See Note 1
  • 1 cup (80 g) old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 ¼ cup (300 ml) milk - I use almond or oat See Note 2
  • ¼ cup (40 g) sultanas or raisins
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds See Note 3
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup See Note 3
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla

Toppings (optional):

  • Greek yoghurt or coconut yoghurt
  • walnuts - roughly chopped
  • coconut flakes or shredded coconut


  • In a medium-size bowl, peel and then finely grate the carrot.
  • Add the oats, almond milk, chia, maple syrup, sultanas, vanilla and cinnamon to the grated carrot and mix well to combine.
  • Cover the bowl with clingwrap, or divide the mixture into two glasses or mason jars and cover. Refrigerate for 6 hours or overnight.
  • Serve with toppings of your choice and additional milk if the mixture is too thick.


  1. Carrot: freshly grate your carrot - pre-grated will be too dry for this recipe and won't have as nice a flavour.
  2. Milk: use milk of your choice. I use almond or oat milk. Add more milk when serving if you prefer a thinner texture.
  3. Tablespoon: we use a standard Australian tablespoon which is 20 ml (4 teaspoons).
  4. Toppings: the toppings are optional (and are not included in the nutritional information). Use toppings of your liking - see suggestions above.


Calories: 305kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 235mg | Potassium: 448mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 19g | Calcium: 284mg | Iron: 3mg