Carrot Cake Porridge is a deliciously spiced bowl of oatmeal. The gentle spices take over while the flavour of the grated sweet carrot fades into the background. The maple caramelised nuts and seeds add a flavourful crunch.
carrot cake oatmeal
I love getting some vegetables into my diet at breakfast time. It's a great kick of nutrients for the morning.
Like in carrot cake, you don't really notice that the carrot is there. But it adds moisture, texture and health benefits.
This carrot cake porridge is full of all the delicious warming spices that you find in carrot cake.
It's a healthy way to enjoy those flavors.
For an added extra treat, I've topped the oatmeal with maple caramelized nuts and seeds. It's a delicious, crunch and tasty way to sweeten the porridge.
They have a good shelf life in the fridge, and even the flaccid older specimens can be whizzed with spare satsumas into a nourishing juice, added to vegetable mash as an alternative to potato, or grated on to the morning’s porridge with cinnamon.
To add extra flavour and nutrition to your family breakfast, try my delicious carrot-cake inspired porridge, topped with crunchy caramelised nuts.
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Carrot Cake Porridge with Maple Caramelised Nuts
- ½ cup (50g) oats
- 1 cup (250g) unsweetened almond milk (or alternative)
- ½ cup (50g) raw carrot, grated
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
- ⅛ tsp ground nutmeg
- ⅛ tsp ground ginger
- pinch of sea salt
For the maple-caramelised nuts and seeds:
- ⅓ cup (50g) mixed nuts
- 2 tbsp mixed seeds
- 3 tbsp maple syrup
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- pinch of sea salt
- Place the oats, milk, carrot, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and salt into a large pan over a medium heat.
- Stir frequently and simmer for 5-7 minutes or until thick and creamy. Set aside to cool slightly.
- Heat a dry non-stick frying pan over a medium heat until hot.
- Add the nuts, seeds, maple syrup, vanilla and salt and stir constantly for 2-3 minutes until the nuts and seeds are coated and the mixture is thick and reduced.
- Divide the carrot cake porridge into two bowls and top with the caramelised nuts. Allow the nuts to cool slightly before serving.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and can vary depending on several factors, so is not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietician for special diet advice.