Carrot Cake Baked Oats
If you’ve seen that viral Tiktok baked oats recipe, you know what’s coming! These Carrot Cake Blended Baked Oats are like cake for breakfast, but made healthy. Oats are blended up with a few other healthy ingredients and then baked up with carrots and raisins to make for the most delicious way to start your day.
Blended Baked Oats
Thanks to a viral Tiktok food trend, everyone has been making baked oats. If you search the archives, we totally agree that baked oats are amazing in all forms! We’ve been baking with oats for a few years now, ranging from baked whole oats, such as Maple Blueberry Baked Oatmeal or this Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal.
But we’ve also learned first hand that oat flour (aka blended oats!) is an amazing gluten-free flour to utilize. These Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffin or these Gluten Free Apple Muffins prove just how awesome oat flour baked goods are. Well, when we saw that ingenuous Tiktok viral baked oats recipe, we knew we were going to like it, with our own twist, of course!
So we are welcoming this Carrot Cake Baked Oats recipe into our baked oats family! What makes this recipe different than some of our others is that you take whole oats and blend them with a few other ingredients until the mixture is smooth. A few ingredients are added in (and in this case, carrot cake ingredients) and then baked up. What results is a healthy cake that is totally acceptable to eat for breakfast! Our recipe makes enough for two (or one very hungry person) and is pretty simple to prepare.
Ingredients for Carrot Cake Baked Oats
While the original viral TikTok baked oats recipe called for a banana, we wanted to take a different approach to the flavor of this. Plus, we know that a lot of our readers have banana allergies, so our version instead uses applesauce to give the oats some moisture and a bit of sweetness. Here are all the ingredients we use in this recipe (the full recipe and amounts are listed below in the recipe):
- Old-Fashioned Oats or Quick Oats (make sure to grab gluten-free certified oats if you have a gluten allergy)
- Unsweetened Smooth Apple Sauce
- Milk (feel free to use whatever milk you typically buy)
- Baking Powder
- Maple Syrup
- Pecans or White Chocolate Chips
Can You Make this Without the Egg?
Yes! We tested this with a flax egg, made from 1 tablespoons ground flaxseed and 2 tablespoons almond milk. The baked oatmeal came out virtually the same.
What to Use to Blend the Oats
This recipe makes enough for two servings, which means it’s a small batter. If your blender has a large basin, it might have trouble blending it together unless you have a tamper. However, a high-speed blender (I love my Vitamix!) with a tamper should handle it just fine.
Some other options would be to use a single-serve blender, or an immersion blender!
How to Make Baked Oats
Making these baked oats is really simple. To make them:
- Add the baked oats ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
- Stir in the ingredients to make the baked oats taste like carrot cake.
- Grease an 8-10 ounce ramekin and pour in the batter.
- Bake until the oat cake has puffed up and an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
Can You Make it in a Microwave?
We haven’t tested making it in a microwave. But if you wanted to try, we’d suggest trying it for 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 minutes. Just be sure to use a microwave-safe container.
Can You Double the Recipe?
Yes you can double or triple the recipe and bake it in a larger container. You can double or triple all of the ingredients, except the baking powder. For a double or triple batch, use just 2 teaspoons of baking powder.
How to Customize It
You can get quite creative with this recipe if you leave out the carrot cake flavors and swap in some others that you have on hand! You could add in some cocoa powder, fruit, chocolate, nuts and so many other combinations of ingredients to make baked oats. Feel free to play around and get creative with it!
How to Store Baked Oats
This recipe makes enough for two servings. You could double it or triple it if you wanted. If you have any leftovers, the baked oats will keep covered at room temperature for about 3 days. You can eat it at room temperature or briefly heat it back up.
If you like this baked oat recipe, check out these other oat recipes:
- PB+J Baked Oatmeal
- Peanut Butter, Banana, Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal
- Gluten Free Apple Oat Muffins
- How To Make The BEST Baked Oatmeal Cups
Carrot Cake Baked Oats
If you’ve seen that viral Tiktok baked oats recipe, you know what’s coming! These Carrot Cake Blended Baked Oats are like cake for breakfast but made healthy. Oats are blended up with a few other healthy ingredients, and then baked up with carrots and raisins to make for the most delicious way to start your day.
- Prep Time: 00:10
- Cook Time: 00:30
- Total Time: 00:40
- Yield: 2 1x
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Oven
- Diet: Gluten Free
- ¼ cup smooth unsweetened apple sauce
- 2 tablespoons milk-of-choice
- 1 egg
- 2–3 teaspoons maple syrup (see note)
- 2/3 cup rolled oats or quick oats (see note)
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1–1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- Pinch salt
- 1 medium carrot, finely grated (about ⅓ heaping cup)
- ¼ cup raisins
- ¼ cup white chocolate chips or ¼ cup chopped pecans
- Preheat oven to 350ºF and lightly grease two 8-10 ounce oven-safe ramekins.
- Add apple sauce, milk, egg, maple syrup, oats, baking powder, cinnamon and a pinch of salt to a blender. Blend until smooth and creamy.
- Stir in the carrot, raisins and white chocolate chips or pecans until combined.
- Transfer the batter to the greased ramekins and top with additional carrots, oats and white chocolate chips, if desired.
- Bake on the center rack until the baked oats have puffed up and started to pull away from the edge of the ramekin and toothpick inserted comes out mostly clean, about 25-30 minutes.
- Serve warm or at room temperature.
Not all oats are gluten-free, so be sure to look for gluten-free certified oats if you need them. Old-fashioned, rolled oats or quick oats all work here. Steel-cut oats don’t work well in this recipe.
Two teaspoons of maple syrup is just barely sweet, and an extra teaspoon makes it a bit more cakelike.
Want to make this without the egg? We tested this with a “flax egg”, made from 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed and 2 tablespoons almond milk. The baked oatmeal came out virtually the same. To make the flax egg, add the flaxseed to the milk and let it “gel” together for about 15 minutes before using.
Leftover baked oats will keep at room temperature for about 3 days. You can reheat in a toaster, if desired.
- Serving Size: 1/2 recipe
- Calories: 346
- Sugar: 24g
- Sodium: 138mg
- Fat: 12g
- Saturated Fat: 1g
- Carbohydrates: 52g
- Fiber: 5g
- Protein: 9g
- Cholesterol: 94mg
Keywords: Carrot Cake Baked Oats
March 17, 2021
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