Single serve carrot cake baked oatmeal for another incredibly easy and healthy springtime breakfast! This dish is perfect for Easter brunch or any spring day. It is vegan, gluten free and sweetened naturally with banana. You will definitely want to try out this warm and cozy breakfast for one or double it up!
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Oh yes, another single serve recipe and all time favorite spring flavor in one! This single serve carrot cake baked oatmeal was the most delicious warm and cozy breakfast last week when it seemed like “April Showers” had arrived a few weeks early. I say this all the time, but one of the best things about working from home is the ability to throw a meal into the oven while working. As long as you are not stuck in a meeting when the oven goes off, you are all good to go. There is seriously nothing better than taking a warm baked good fresh out of the oven and pouring melting peanut butter, yogurt and honey on top. Then, watching it all melt together into one bowl of heaven.
While I know I have mainly carrot cake and lemon flavored spring recipes, I would love to know what your favorite spring flavors are! I am always looking for another recipe to whip up so if you have any recommendations, please let me know in the comments or feel free to email me!
SO… what will I need to make single serve carrot cake baked oatmeal?
- Shredded Carrots
- Collagen (optional)
- Shredded Coconut
- Milk of Choice
- Walnuts and Raisins (optional)
- Baking Soda
Can I bake oatmeal in the microwave?
You can easily make this recipe in the microwave instead of the oven if you are on a time crunch! Microwave the carrot cake oats for 2 minutes.
How Do I Reheat Baked Oatmeal?
Place it in a microwave safe bowl or on a dish. Reheat in the microwave for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes.
This recipe also stores well in a refrigerator for one week. If you would like, you can freeze in a freezer-safe container for up to 6 months. If reheating from frozen, it will take up to 2 1/2 or 3 minutes in the microwave to warm up. I love using Pyrex containers to bake the oatmeal in and also store – a nice two in one!
Can I make any substitutions or add more ingredients?
- Oats: I have made this recipe with steel cut, old fashioned, quick and irish – all have worked! You can use any kind of oats because this recipe with blend the oats anyways. You can also replace with 1/3 cup oat flour.
- Ripe banana: this makes the oatmeal extra creamy and provides a that extremely moist texture. Feel free to replace with about 1/4 cup applesauce, 1 egg or 2 large egg whites.
- Liquid: either water or milk of choice work here. All milk will provide a slightly creamier taste but all up to preference. I typically use water and almond milk with a 1:1 ratio
- Collagen: You can leave the collagen out or double it if wanted! If you want to use a protein powder, I would recommend adding 1-2 tablespoons of additional liquid, as protein powder will change the consistency
- Walnuts and raisins: These are completely optional, as well as the shredded coconut. Feel free to add or remove!
- Post bake toppings: I love to add a creamy addition to the baked oatmeal after it is done in the oven to pour on top. My favorite options are yogurt, milk, honey, maple syrup or peanut butter.
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Single Serve Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal
- Oven Safe Dish/ Ramekin
- 1/3 cup oats
- 1/2 banana
- 1/4 cup shredded carrots
- 1/2 cup milk of choice
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 scoop collagen optional
- 1/2 tbsp shredded coconut
- 1/8 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp nutmeg
- chopped walnuts, raisins
- Greek yogurt, milk, honey, maple syrup or coconut yogurt
- Blend the oats, shredded carrots, banana, milk, baking soda, collagen, coconut, cinnamon and nutmeg together in a high speed blender until smooth.
- Pour carrot cake oatmeal mixture into a greased ramekin/oven safe dish
- Top with raisins and chopped walnuts (optional)
- Bake at 375 for 25 minutes or until golden brown on top
- Optional but recommended add either a splash of milk, some peanut butter, dollop of yogurt or drizzle of honey
- Can make this baked oatmeal sweeter with adding 1-3 teaspoons of maple syrup
- Can use whole or baby carrots
- Can add a scoop of protein powder but add 1-2 tablespoons of additional liquid
- Any kind of oats work or replace with 1/3 cup oat flour