Carrot Cake Oatmeal

Carrot Cake Oatmeal

  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 2 carrots, peeled and finely grated
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 2 tablespoons shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • pinch of cloves and nutmeg
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (or vanilla extract)
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened to room temperature, beaten until smooth
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted

In a saucepan, combine the oats, carrots, raisins, coconut, brown sugar and spices.  Stir in the milk and vanilla.  Bring to a simmer over medium heat, then reduce heat to medium low and cook until thick and creamy, about 4-5 minutes.

Spoon into bowls and top with a spoonful of cream cheese and the pecans.

Yields 4 servings

Recipe from Curly Girl Kitchen