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Carrot Cake Baked Oats (Vegan, Gluten-Free, High-Protein)

Carrot Cake Baked Oats is a tasty blend of oats, spices, and other nutritious ingredients baked then topped with a sweet vegan cream icing. Enjoy dessert for breakfast guilt-free when you indulge in this vegan and gluten-free treat!
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Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 471kcal
Author: Capri Lilly

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Gluten-free rolled oats
  • 2 tsp Baking powder
  • 3 tbsp Almond butter
  • 3 tbsp Dried cranberries or raisins
  • ¼ cup Walnuts
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp Ground nutmeg
  • 3 tbsp Protein powder
  • ¼ cup Maple syrup
  • 1 cup Almond milk
  • 1-2 Large carrot, grated (1 heaping cup)

Instructions

Carrot Cake Baked Oats

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease two small 8-10 ounce oven-safe ramekins.
  • In a high-powered blender, combine the rolled oats, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, almond butter, vanilla, protein powder, maple syrup, and almond milk until smooth.
  • Pour the mixture into the ramekins. Make sure to distribute the mixture evenly.
  • Add the carrots, walnuts, and cranberries to the ramekins and stir to combine. Top with additional shredded carrots, if desired. 
  • Transfer into the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Let the baked oats cool for 5 minutes.
  • Top with vegan cream icing, if desired. Enjoy!

Vegan Cream Icing

  • Bring a small saucepan of water to a boil. Add the raw cashews and boil for 10 minutes.
  • Drain the cashews and add them to a blender along with the coconut cream, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and lemon juice. Blend until smooth.
  • Spread the vegan cream icing on top of the baked carrot cake oats. Store any leftover icing in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Nutrition

Serving: 1ramekin | Calories: 471kcal | Carbohydrates: 43.9g | Protein: 20.9g | Fat: 25.9g | Saturated Fat: 1.7g | Sodium: 181mg | Potassium: 977mg | Fiber: 9.1g | Sugar: 14.6g | Calcium: 295mg | Iron: 7mg