Oats with yogurt, carrot and raisins in jar

Carrot cake overnight oats

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(29 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins plus overnight soaking, no cook


Serves 1

Give overnight oats a tasty boost with our indulgent carrot cake version. This simple, healthy breakfast recipe takes just 10 minutes to prepare

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal319
  • fat9g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs48g
  • sugars14g
  • fibre6g
  • protein9g
  • salt0.6g


  • 40g grated carrot



    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • a big pinch of mixed spice
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon



    A fragrant spice which comes from the inner bark of a tropical tree. When dried, it curls into…

  • 50g rolled porridge oats
  • 1 tsp honey



    Honey is made by bees from the nectar they collect from flowers. Viscous and fragrant, it's…

  • 1 tsp sultanas
  • 1 tbsp Greek yogurt


  1. Mix the grated carrot, mixed spice and cinnamon with the oats, 150ml water and a pinch of salt, then cover and chill in the fridge overnight.

  2. The next day, stir in the honey and sultanas then top with Greek yogurt.

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Katie Tassell
29th Jul, 2020
Found this recipe too watery, made the following day with Total 0% yogurt and it made a thick, cake like mixture and it was much better that way! Delicious!
25th Sep, 2018
I felt it needed a little more fruit. Also as the carrots sent cooked I found them a little coarse against the soft oats, perhaps ill try using a finer grator next time
11th Sep, 2018
After a night, I had wet oats in a puddle of muddy-looking water. That did not look very appetising, so I added a bit more water and heated it, to get a more porridge-like consistency. Which worked, but now it was not overnight oats anymore. The flavour was okay though - but I do wonder how many raisins were ment, a teaspoonful was about five raisins, so I splurged on that :-)
Katie Tassell's picture
Katie Tassell
29th Jul, 2020
I definitely agree, much more raisins needed! Yummy :)
5th Mar, 2018
I was skeptical of this recipe at first, but it was actually pretty good. I added extra cinnamon and a bit of extra honey. Very filling! I've also since made it using apple instead of carrot for an apple pie taste. Useful recipe that I'll be making with various different toppings.
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Hannah Patel
24th Nov, 2019
Great recipe! My tips for this would be to - use a fine grater on the carrots - use half a tsp of spice - add more honey
25th Sep, 2018
Use a fine grator for the carrots . Double the sultanas and honey
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