Guys, I got a new favorite breakfast: Carrot cake overnight oats with chia seeds, walnuts, and coconut flakes. I make overnight oats at least two or three times a week and I really love this new version! As all of the recipes I post on Vegan Heaven, it’s of course completely vegan. Plus it’s gluten-free, incredibly easy to make and super healthy! If you haven’t tried overnight oats yet, you should really give them a try!
It just feels so great to wake up and have a delicious and healthy breakfast waiting for you in the fridge…
Overnight oats are just oats that are soaked overnight in milk. I usually use rolled oats, chia seeds, almond milk, a mashed banana, and cinnamon and top it off with some berries in the morning. So good and easy! And it literally just takes 1 minute to make the night before.
I’m actually not a big morning person. Unfortunately I’m not one of those people who get up in the morning feeling super relaxed, happy, and full of energy. No, I guess I rather belong to the grumpy morning people. Haha! I’m always half asleep when I make breakfast. I still vividly remember the one time I dropped a part of my blender’s lid into the mixing bowl and only realized it when I heard this horrible sound. Well, I guess I don’t have to tell you this story didn’t end too well. At least not for the lid…
So overnight oats are just the perfect breakfast for me! Incredibly easy, packed with protein and fiber, and super versatile! I guess it’s safe to say they’re the easiest breakfast ever! I also love adding some cocoa powder once in a while or even peanut or almond butter. It actually kind of tastes like breakfast pudding this way.
I usually add one or two tablespoons of chia seeds because they keep hunger at bay all morning long. Plus, they contain an incredible amount of nutrients without having many calories. They’re also loaded with antioxidants. If you want to read more about the health benefits of chia seeds check out this interesting article.
The recipe for these carrot cake overnight oats is super easy. Just combine rolled oats, chia seeds, and grated carrots in a bowl, add some almond milk, vanilla and cinnamon and let it sit in the fridge over night. If you want you can also sweeten it with some agave or maple syrup. In the morning, top it off with chopped walnuts, coconut flakes, and if you want with some more grated carrots. You can either eat it cold or warm it up a little bit. I like mine warmed. You can find the full recipe with the excact amounts in the recipe card beneath the post.
I hope you like these vegan carrot cake overnight oats as much as I do. Let me know if you give them a try. As always, I love hearing from you guys.
Hope you all have an awesome week! Talk to you soon. Sina – xx
Carrot Cake Overnight Oats
- 3/4 cup grated carrot (about one small to medium carrot)
- 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 2 1/2 cups almond milk
- 1 teaspoon natural vanilla extract
- 1-2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1-2 teaspoons agave or maple syrup depending on how sweet you want them
- 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
- 2 tablespoons coconut flakes
- In a bowl, combine all ingredients except for the walnuts and the coconut flakes. Cover and refrigerate overnight until the almond milk is completely absorbed.
- Top with chopped walnuts and coconut flakes.