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Carrot Cake Oatmeal Recipe

Carrot Cake Oatmeal Recipe

This warm breakfast cereal made in the slow cooker is a great way to get your veggies in the morning and keep a healthy diet! For extra crunch, I garnish individual servings with ground walnuts or pecans.—Debbie Kain, Colorado Springs, Colorado
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 6 hours YIELD:8 servings


  • 4-1/2 cups water
  • 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 1 cup steel-cut oats
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • Brown sugar, optional


  • 1. In a 4-qt. slow cooker coated with cooking spray, combine the first seven ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until oats are tender and liquid is absorbed. Sprinkle with brown sugar if desired. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 197 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 23mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 4g fiber), 4g protein.

Reviews for Carrot Cake Oatmeal

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MY REVIEW User ID: 4056361 233520
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2015

"Was so looking forward to this. Disappointed. Tasted nothing like carrot cake. I want expected the sweetness that is provided by the frosting but it was missing a lot. Not making again."

c2foster User ID: 4932594 199232
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2014

"This is a terrible recipe. It smells nice but no deliverance of flavor. I should have trusted the previous reviews and not have wasted my time. Cooking oatmeal on the stove and adding fruit such as bananas or apples with cinnamon delivers more wonderful flavors then this overnight concoction. And it only takes a few minutes!"

Roanda User ID: 5182732 200271
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2014

"This turned out to be an easy way to have a yummy, hot breakfast ready when we got up. I always use salt in cooked oatmeal, so I added 1 tsp. I stirred in some brown sugar in the morning. Next time, I plan to leave out the raisins when I stir the ingredients together at night and add them first thing in the morning. I like them plump, but not quite this plump!"

MY REVIEW User ID: 6824185 127726
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2014

"Turned out great for me, I add coconut extract and vanilla, and a little more cinnamon! Nice change of flavor from the ordinary oatmeal flavors out there!"

Snoodles User ID: 993822 190396
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2014

"We love carrot cake and thought this would have a similar taste, but we're disappointed."

Peggie0203 User ID: 2074993 127722
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2014

"I really thought we would like this, but it fell short of expectations. Although it has components of carrot cake, it did not have that flavor. Maybe it needs sugar, but for me that defeats the purpose of making a healthy recipe. Sorry, I won't be making this again."

MY REVIEW User ID: 6445251 127718
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2014

"I only got 6 full cup servings out of this, plus about a 1/4 c. This changed my weight watchers value, but it was still worth the points as this is very satisfying in flavor and filling. I did not add any brown sugar and felt it was plenty sweet. 1/2 c. with my coffee was a perfect way to start my morning. i did add about 1/2 c. more water & my carrots were a packed 2 c."

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