Carrot Cake Refrigerator Oatmeal


Give overnight oats a dessert-inspired twist with this carrot cake version.

Carrot Cake Refrigerator Oatmeal
Photo: Karla Conrad
Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
1 3/4 cups


  • 1 6 ounce carton plain low-fat yogurt or one 5.3-ounce carton plain whole-milk Greek yogurt

  • cup regular rolled oats

  • cup milk

  • cup finely shredded carrot (1 small)

  • 2 tablespoon raisins or dried cranberries

  • 2 tablespoon crushed pineapple

  • 2 tablespoon pure maple syrup

  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds or flax seed meal (optional)

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 2 tablespoon chopped walnuts, toasted

  • Crushed pineapple


  1. In a medium bowl combine yogurt, oats, milk, carrot, raisins, the 2 tablespoons pineapple, the maple syrup, chia seeds (if desired), and cinnamon.

  2. Transfer mixture to a pint jar with a lid or two half-pint jars with lids. Cover and chill overnight or up to 3 days.

  3. To serve, spoon oatmeal into a cereal bowl(s). Top with walnuts and additional pineapple.


If you like, set aside 1 to 2 tablespoons of the yogurt and serve on top of oatmeal with a drizzle of pure maple syrup

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

352 Calories
10g Fat
57g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 352
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 116mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 57g 21%
Total Sugars 36g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 3.4mg 17%
Calcium 345mg 27%
Iron 1.8mg 10%
Potassium 521mg 11%
Folate, total 24.9mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.9mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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