Who loves cake for breakfast?
Well this is a more Rabbit Food approved version of cake for breakfast! Warm oats with finely grated carrots and spices combined with cream cheese and maple syrup to give a frosted carrot cake feel and flavor. What a treat!
Carrot Cake Oatmeal
1/4 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup grated carrot
1/4 cup nonfat cream cheese
1 Tbsp chia seeds
1 Tbsp maple syrup
2 Tbsp raisins
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp vanilla
Cook the oats with water in a pan over medium-high heat. Once most of the water has been soaked up into the oats, stir in the chia seeds, cream cheese, and grated carrot. Add in the rest of the spices, vanilla, and maple syrup and stir until all ingredients are combined. Transfer the cooked oatmeal to a bowl, garnish with extra shredded carrot, and top with raisins. Enjoy warm.
The Rabbit Food Pyramid Breakdown
Produce: carrot and raisins
Whole Grain: rolled oats
Protein: nonfat cream cheese
Plant Based Fat: chia seeds
BrennaJune 18, 2012 at 2:00 pm (11 years ago)
That looks amazing! Love your blog!
CatherineJune 18, 2012 at 5:02 pm (11 years ago)
Aww thank you Brenna! You’re so sweet! Health & Happiness xo
KellyJune 18, 2012 at 7:58 pm (11 years ago)
EEEEEeeee! I found your blog last week and have been reading back issues religiously! I of course subscribed to get the emails too! Your recipes are amazing, I am already using the Rabbit Food Pyramid when I eat, and I love the fact that you GET it. The battle of losing weight and maintaining and being ridiculously hard on yourself for eating a measly apple, and working out like crazy to burn off that apple or whatever. I love the fact that you are into being HEALTHY and not just weight loss. I am so, so glad I found you! <3
CatherineJune 18, 2012 at 11:17 pm (11 years ago)
Awww thank you so much, Kelly! I’m so happy that you found my blog 🙂 Health & Happiness xo
Margaret StevensJune 19, 2012 at 6:13 am (11 years ago)
Oh this looks so good–totally making this today!
I’m so glad I found your blog as well. I’m in recovery, and now I’m trying to lose some weight the healthy way. I’ve found your story and your blog very inspirational. Thank you so much. You seem like a beautiful person, inside and out.
CatherineJune 19, 2012 at 2:25 pm (11 years ago)
Margaret I am so happy that you found my blog, you are sooo sweet! You are not alone on your journey to recovery and weight loss. Always remember that you’re one step closer than you were yesterday! Health & Happiness xo
ChristineJune 20, 2012 at 10:48 am (11 years ago)
I just made this for my breakfast! OMG I NEVER HAD SUCH GOOD OATMEAL!!! I totally recommend this recipe. I didn’t have any cream cheese on hand, so i used my chobani pineapple yogurt. It was a delicious addition! Totally tasted like carrot cake :9 Thank you rffmbt! You make the BEST recipes!
CatherineJune 20, 2012 at 11:32 am (11 years ago)
You are so very welcome! I’m so happy that you enjoyed it, and I love your use of Chobani Pineapple! That sounds amazing! Health & Happiness xo
Andrea RobertsJune 30, 2012 at 8:20 am (11 years ago)
I just tried this recipe for breakfast and it was amazing! I just saw the last response about the chobani. I’ll have to try that next time!
CatherineJune 30, 2012 at 9:00 am (11 years ago)
So glad you loved it Andrea! Xo
KathrynJune 30, 2012 at 8:04 pm (11 years ago)
I just wanted to say, I love your blog!! I came across it via Pinterest and I’ve been back reading all your posts. Your recipes look amazing, I can’t wait to try some of them out. Reading about your story has really inspired me to look at my own eating habits/health and realise that I need to make some changes. I’ve realised I’ve been making excuses like “I’m too busy with study etc” to make an effort to take more control over my health, but your blog has been a real eye opener. Thank you so much!!
CatherineJuly 1, 2012 at 10:15 am (11 years ago)
Awww that’s great, Kathryn! I am so happy that my story and blog inspired you to make healthy choices and leave the excuses behind! Sometimes that can be the hardest part, so you should be really proud of yourself for deciding to get healthy! xo
MikoJuly 2, 2012 at 6:01 pm (11 years ago)
Love your blog!! I made the DIY workout shirt that I saw on Pinterest then started exploring your blog. All of your recipes are amazing and your bunny food pyramid is simple and definitely achievable! I had a question, I was looking at a few of your recipes and noticed that you use rolled oats, do you have any preference over steel-cut oats? Does it affect the recipe?
CatherineJuly 2, 2012 at 6:12 pm (11 years ago)
Hi Miko! I am so happy that you found my blog! I use rolled oats in most of my recipes because I love the texture and thickness of them. I tend to buy rolled oats for when I make oatmeal, so I end up using these in other recipes as well. Steel-cut oats are actually the most nutritious of the oats, so they make an excellent choice, and of course you could definitely use them in any of my recipes 🙂 xo
KateJuly 3, 2012 at 11:35 am (11 years ago)
Would you substitute coconut milk for the cream.cheese as a vegan option?
CatherineJuly 3, 2012 at 11:51 am (11 years ago)
That would be so delicious! You could also use a vegan cream cheese alternative!
ConstanceJuly 8, 2012 at 7:38 am (11 years ago)
I just stumbled upon your blog and I LOVE it!! I just tried this recipe for breakfast and it was super easy and delicious. Thanks for posting so many yummy treats.
CatherineJuly 8, 2012 at 11:06 am (11 years ago)
Awww so glad you loved it!
ChelseaJuly 23, 2012 at 12:48 pm (11 years ago)
I love love your blog! I follow you everyday and share all the great information with everyone I know!!!
CatherineJuly 23, 2012 at 6:58 pm (11 years ago)
Thank you so much Chelsea! You are so sweet! Health & Happiness xo