I'm relatively sure that I have never met a soul who doesn't like carrot cake. It's a classic comfort food.
This oatmeal encompasses all that is delicious and healthy in a carrot cake. Carrots. Walnuts. Pineapple. Coconut.
3 cups water
1 cup steel cut oats
1 large carrot, finely shredded
1/4 cup finely shredded unsweetened coconut
5 Tbsp crushed pineapple
1/3 cup finely chopped walnuts
1/4 cup raisins (optional)
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp ground ginger
2-3 Tbsp brown sugar, to desired sweetness
Bring water to a boil in a large saucepan. Add oats, reduce heat to medium, and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add carrots, coconut, pineapple, and raisins and continue cooking until desired consistency, ~8-10 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in remaining ingredients.
Garnish each serving with additional raisins, walnuts, and coconut, if desired.
Nutrition Info per 1 serving: 305 calories, 16 g fat, 7 g protein, 31 g carbohydrates, 6 g fiber