Carrot Cake Oatmeal
Happy Labor Day Morning! :)
I may have set a new personal record for the fastest eating to blogging interval; I’m finishing this bowl at I type. I live for mornings where I can sleep a little later and make breakfast a little longer, so I knew exactly what I was going to make this morning – Teenage Health Freak!‘s Carrot Cake Oatmeal.
Well, actually, it’s her mom’s recipe, but that doesn’t make it any less delicious. ;)
Steal-cut oats, those kind that take 30 minutes to cook, are the best thing to use for this recipe. Think of it this way, while you’re waiting for your breakfast to cook on the stove, you could be reading your favorite food blogs! True to it’s name, there’s real shredded carrot. The vegetable is so fine and mellow; it really just gives the oats extra body and smoothness. Applesauce and cinnamon are the only two other ingredients, but toppings are fun to play with. I used coconut butter, shredded coconut, and a splash of maple syrup.
I’ll definitely prepare this breakfast again. It was one of the most creative and comforting bowl of oatmeal that I’ve ever made!
Carrot Cake Oatmeal
Via Teenage Health Freak! I added salt and ground ginger to my bowl. Make sure that your grate your carrot very finely for the ultimate smoothness. As written, this recipe is not very sweet, so feel free to add maple syrup or another sweetener to taste. Next time, I’ll add raisins to the mix.
1/4 cup steal cut oats
1 cup water
1 finely shredded carrot
1/4 cup apple sauce
Possible toppings: shredded carrot, coconut, coconut butter (a must), maple syrup, dried fruit, nuts
Simmer the oats with 1/2 cup of water in a small sauce pan until the water is absorbed. Then, add the remaining 1/2 cup of water, carrot, and cinnamon. Simmer until desired consistency. One minute before serving, stir in the apple sauce to heat. Serve with toppings and enjoy!
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