These carrot cake overnight oats are your new busy morning savour! With only 7 ingredients in under 5 minutes you can magic up a fun and nutritious breakfast that is perfect whether you are on the go or just at home. Vegan, GF & healthy.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, European
Prep Time 5 minutes
Chilling Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings 1 serving


  • 50 g (1/2 cup) oats
  • 1 small / half a larger carrot (peeled & grated)
  • 1-2 tsp honey / maple syrup
  • 1 heaped tbsp raisins
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp chia seeds (optional)
  • 175 ml (3/4 cup) milk of choice

To Serve

  • 6 walnut halves (broken into smaller pieces)
  • 1 tbsp yoghurt (optional)


  1. The day before serving add the oats, grated carrot, honey/maple syrup, raisins, cinnamon, chia seeds and milk into Tupperware container or jar and give everything a good mix/shake. Refrigerate overnight.

  2. In the morning remove the oats from the fridge, give them a stir before topping with the walnuts, yoghurt and a little more honey/maple syrup if desired. Serve.

Recipe Notes

I prefer these carrot cake overnight oats cold but on super chilly mornings you can also serve them warm. Just remove the container lid and pop into the microwave for 2-3 minutes before topping with the walnuts and yoghurt.

These overnight oats are best served the next day but keep well in the fridge for up to 3 days. Why not double/triple this recipe to keep you going for multiple mornings?!

Gluten-Free: Make sure that your oats are certified gluten-free.  

Vegan: Use maple syrup rather than honey and plant-based milk and yoghurt

A few ingredient notes: