Monday, 2 June 2014

Carrot Cake Overnight Oats


The first time I tried overnight oats was about a year ago and I wasn't very impressed but my culinary skills have improved drastically since then and when I tried them for a second time this morning I loved them. This recipe is a raw version of one of my favourite oatmeal flavours, carrot cake, and it's something I'll definitely be making again. I have a new found love for overnight oats because they take minutes to make the night before and you don't have to do anything at all in the morning other than enjoy the deliciousness you've created!


Carrot cake overnight oats with raspberry chia jam, blueberries and dried mulberries


Ingredients
Serves 1
  • 1 medium/large carrot (or 2 small carrots)
  • 2/3 cup oats
  • 2/3 cup milk of choice (to make it fully raw use homemade nut milk) or water 
  • 2 tbsp raisins/sultanas/currants
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg


Method

Firstly, grate the carrot and put it in a bowl; the carrot needs to be very finely grated and the way I make sure of this is by putting it through the grating attachment on my food processor, then swapping it for the knife blade and processing it for a couple of seconds to make sure it's all broken up enough. If you don't have a food processor then just use the smallest/finest grater you can find.

Put the oats, raisins (or alternative), milk and spices into the same bowl and mix everything together until it's all incorporated. You can either leave this mixture in the bowl and cover it with clingfilm or transfer it into an empty jar or container with a lid (I used an old jam jar). Leave it in the fridge to soak overnight then top it with whatever you like in the morning and enjoy!

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  1. This looks delicious! I love carrot cake anything, so I'll most definitely be making this for tomorrow morning. I've never made overnight oats before, though! Is it good cold or should you warm it up?

    Em x mascarawarrior.com

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm the same, it's such an amazing flavour for any type of breakfast. This was my second time making them and they're super easy! I ate mine cold and it was delicious but you can definitely warm it up in a saucepan (or the microwave) if you want a hot breakfast :) I hope you enjoy it!

      xxx

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