This carrot cake oatmeal with pecans takes all the best flavours of the classic cake – and turns it into porridge for breakfast! So easy and delicious.
Carrot Cake Porridge
As I’m sure you can imagine, I love my vegetables. It can be hard to get your veg at breakfast and at the moment, with the days drawing in, the scarves coming out and the leaves on the ground, I don’t really fancy avocado on toast or a green smoothie bowl for breakfast.
Hot porridge oats are making a welcome return to my breakfast table and are an easy way to get that first portion of veg for the day: in carrot cake oatmeal. It’s amazing how porridge can really taste of carrot cake! The ginger, cinnamon and other spices. The warm, plump raisins, the carrots. Healthy bliss.
How to make carrot cake oatmeal
This flavourful porridge is very easy to make. Just mix it all up, heat it for 8-10 minutes and enjoy!
- coconut milk
- milk (almond or any you like)
- maple syrup
- ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg
- pecans (to garnish)
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Have all the flavours of carrot cake for breakfast in this delicious carrot cake oatmeal recipe! Vegan.
- 2 carrots raw, finely grated
- 80 g oats
- 125 ml coconut milk
- 180 ml milk (nut, cows whatever you prefer)
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ¼ cup raisins
- 1 tablespoon pecans chopped, to garnish
Combine all ingredients (except the nuts) in a saucepan and heat, stirring, over a low heat for 8-10 minutes or until thick. Serve with the chopped pecans sprinkled on top.
Combine all ingredients (except the nuts) in the bowl of the multicooker. Set to cooking mode Oatmeal for 10 minutes. Top with the nuts and enjoy!
Redmond Multicooker Review
REDMOND recently sent me their Multicooker RMC-M4502 to try out. I don’t often accept gadgets to try, but I was intrigued by just what such a bit of kit could do. And it can do a lot! It can bake, steam, fry, boil, stew, ‘slow’ cook… all made easy through 35 preset functions.
It takes a little while to figure out which buttons to use, but the instruction manual makes it pretty clear, though has rather small writing, and after using it once or twice it all became more obvious. The multicooker comes with a recipe book with an impressive 100 recipes, but for my first trial of it I went for a version of Katie at Feeding Boys and a Firefighter’s veggie meatball and chickpea stew. Making it was so easy: chop veg, place into machine, turn on. Seriously that easy. And delicious.
I think the best way to describe the multicooker is like a fast slow cooker, but so much more.
What can you make in a Multicooker?
Besides this carrot cake oatmeal, you can cook meat, fish, vegetables, oatmeal, soup and pasta. You can also use it to deep fry, make yogurt, cheese and bake desserts. Other ideas are french fries/chips, souffles, fondues, hot pots, curries, bake bread, cakes, steamed puddings, doughnuts. It really does make an impressive array of dishes, plus it’s really quiet, compact and looks good, too.
This would have been perfect when I was living on the boat. It’s small but takes the place of other gadgets like a breadmaker, slow cooker, pressure cooker etc… We’ve just bought a new house that needs a complete kitchen refit – I’m sure I’ll be using it plenty during that time.
Disclosure: I was sent the multicooker by REDMOND to try and they paid me to create this carrot cake oatmeal recipe using it. I was not required to write a positive review and all opinions expressed are my own.