Tuesday, April 22, 2014

80(ish)--- Carrot Cake Oatmeal


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. Cream cheese frosting.

Carrot Cake Oatmeal
Serves 4

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

1 comment:

  1. Hmmm...I bet I could get my carrot-hating toddler to eat this. Girlfriend loves her some oatmeal...she'll love this!

    ReplyDelete