Carrot Cake Oatmeal Porridge

Hi everyone!

I’ve discovered, with the aid of pile of university work, that I am indeed a procasti-baker. Guilty as charged.

Being the great procrastinator that I am, I like to start the procasti-baking off right at the start of the day…with breakfast πŸ˜‰

As been well established – I love porridge! I wanted to experiment with some new flavours and carrot cake was right at the top of the list! I love cake and I love carrots, so what could go wrong when I combine this with a love of oats?

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I mean, who could possibly complain about the prospect of having ‘cake’ for breakfast?

This dish is warm oats with finely grated carrot, made aromatic with spices and speckled with sweet raisins!

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To finish it off it is sprinkled with shredded coconut and crushed pecan nuts!

It is a great way to add vegetables to your morning dish, you would never know you were being healthy, it tastes delish ;)!

<- Everything is made in one pot too! Yay to less dishes!

If you like things sweeter, you can increase the 1 teaspoon of agave syrup to a tablespoon (if you don’t have agave, use honey or other natural sweetener of choice) I found a teaspoon to be enough and the raisins were sprinkled throughout adding a sweet bite πŸ™‚

Hope you enjoy :)..now I guess I better actually get to studying…

Carrot Cake Oatmeal Porridge Recipe

Serves 1.

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 Cup of Rolled Oats
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 1 & 1/2 cups of water
  • 1/2 cup grated carrot (about one carrot)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon agave syrup
  • 15grams of raisins
  • Chopped pecan nuts for topping
  • Shredded coconut for topping

Method:

  1. Place all the ingredients (minus toppings) in a pan. Bring the oats to a boil and simmer for 7 minutes.
  2. Transfer your carrot cake oatmeal porridge to a bowl, garnish with toppings and enjoy warm!

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10 thoughts on “Carrot Cake Oatmeal Porridge

  1. Never tried a porridge recipe before, don’t know why! Loved the idea, will give it a try! And thanks for stopping by my blog. So nice to meet other bloggers that are in the same healthy page! Loved your blog!

  2. I’ve tried it and I really liked it πŸ™‚ I’ll defenitely make it again someday. I’ll use a little less ginger and some more honey though, I’m a real sweettooth!

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