Carrot Cake Oatmeal with Maple Frosting

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This oatless carrot cake oatmeal from https://meatified.com is the next best thing to starting your day with cake. It's warmly spiced, flecked with raisins & has just a hint of maple.

Full disclosure: this carrot cake oatmeal is one of my signature, sneaky oatless oatmeals with hidden & non-detectable secret veggies!

In this case, there are two different vegetables masquerading as grains: spaghetti squash for texture and carrots, because carrot cake oatmeal.

This oatless carrot cake oatmeal from https://meatified.com is the next best thing to starting your day with cake. It's warmly spiced, flecked with raisins & has just a hint of maple.

You may not believe me, but: you would never know about the veggies if I hadn’t told you. Or, you know, if you hadn’t made this recipe yourself.

Look at that texture. This carrot cake oatmeal is even better than starting your day with cake. Because it’s healthy, nutritious and tastes just like cake. You’re welcome!

This oatless carrot cake oatmeal from https://meatified.com is the next best thing to starting your day with cake. It's warmly spiced, flecked with raisins & has just a hint of maple.

Looking for more oatless oatmeal recipes? Try my Spiced Banana Bread Oatmeal, Golden Milk Oatmeal with Orange & Spices, Apple & Cranberry Oatmeal, Rooibos Tea Oatmeal with Vanilla Scented Blueberries, or my Tropical Plantain Oatmeal Bowls with Coconut & Mango!

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Carrot Cake Oatmeal with Maple Frosting

This oatless carrot cake oatmeal from https://meatified.com is the next best thing to starting your day with cake. It's warmly spiced, flecked with raisins & has just a hint of maple.

This oatless carrot cake oatmeal is the next best thing to starting your day with cake. It’s warmly spiced, flecked with raisins & has just a hint of maple.

  • Author: Rachael Bryant / Meatified
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4
  • Category: breakfast
  • Method: stovetop

Ingredients

For the carrot cake oatmeal:

For the maple frosting:

Instructions

WARM: In a medium saucepan, add the spaghetti squash, coconut milk, grated carrot, applesauce & frozen pineapple, stirring to combine. Bring just to a boil, then reduce the heat. Simmer to warm through and soften the squash & carrots, about 5 minutes or so.

BLEND: Use an immersion blender (right in the saucepan if your pan allows it) to roughly break up the spaghetti squash strands – don’t puree the squash, just dip the blender in and out of the pan to break them down into smaller pieces.

SIMMER: Stir in the unsweetened coconut, golden raisins, maple syrup, spices and salt. Return the carrot cake oatmeal to the heat and simmer, uncovered & stirring occasionally, until the texture has thickened and the coconut has softened, about 10 minutes. If you like a looser oatmeal, add an extra splash or two of coconut milk or water to reach the desired consistency.

STIR: While the carrot cake oatmeal is simmering, mix together all of the maple frosting ingredients in a bowl until smooth. Reserve for later.

SERVE: Divide the carrot cake oatmeal between bowls and top each with a little of the maple frosting. The cooked oatmeal will keep in the fridge for at least 3 days, or in the freezer for up to 6 months.

Notes

The easiest & quickest method for spaghetti squash: halve & de-seed a large (2 3/4 lb / 1.2 kg) spaghetti squash, place it in the Instant Pot on the trivet with 1 cup / 240 ml of water and cook it at high pressure for 9 minutes. Quick release, then let it cool enough to handle and separate out the strands.

If you’re looking to avoid additives in your applesauce, those squeeze pouches of baby / toddler food are where it’s at! Weird, but true.

This oatless carrot cake oatmeal from https://meatified.com is the next best thing to starting your day with cake. It's warmly spiced, flecked with raisins & has just a hint of maple.
This oatless carrot cake oatmeal from https://meatified.com is the next best thing to starting your day with cake. It's warmly spiced, flecked with raisins & has just a hint of maple.


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2 comments

    1. Yes, nutmeg would be lovely, they’re actually derived from the same plant but I avoid nutmeg in this recipe for people following the AIP. If you’re not, there’s no reason to avoid it yourself and nutmeg would be a nice swap here 🙂

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