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Creamy Vegan Carrot Cake Oatmeal

  • Author: The Healthful Ideas
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Breakfast


Delicious zesty vegan oatmeal recipe. I absolutely LOVE this one! It's easy, healthy, and really tasty!


  • 1 cup grated carrot, tightly packed (2-3 carrots)*
  • 1 cup grated apple (1-2 apples)*
  • 2 cups plant-based milk (almond, oat, rice, cashew, coconut)
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 heaping tsp lemon zest (from an organic lemon, add less if you don't want it too zesty)
  • 2 tsp vanilla powder
  • 1 cup oats
  • 3 tbsp walnuts (plus more for toppings if desired)
  • 2 tbsp raisins (again, more for toppings if you want)
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup or honey if not vegan (or to taste)
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground allspice


  1. Place the grated carrots, apples, milk, lemon juice, lemon zest, and vanilla powder into a medium-sized pot, mix and bring to a boil.
  2. When almost boiling, stir in the oats, walnuts, and raisins. Stir well so there aren't any clumps. Lower the heat and cook on low-medium heat for 10 minutes or until creamy. Stir every few minutes and if it starts sticking to the bottom, add more milk.
  3. Turn off the heat and stir in the maple syrup. Add the cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and allspice, and mix well.
  4. Serve immediately topped with berries, nut butter, banana, seeds, nuts, raisins, or anything else your heart desires.


* I used a box grater to grate the carrots and apples. Grate the carrots into thinner pieces than the apples since they're harder and would need more time to cook.