Carrot Cake Porridge

Carrot cake what??? Yes, carrot cake porridge! And it’s absolutely delicious. So delicious that I don’t restrict this to breakfast – I like to have it as an afternoon treat on a rainy weekend :)

There’s something really satisfying about getting a portion of vegetables into your breakfast! But don’t worry, this doesn’t taste like it has veg in it – think yummy carrot cake but warm and soft.

This was inspired by a post on Oh She Glows, a great vegan blog. I’m obviously not a vegan but she has such brilliant recipes and they’re a great source of inspiration for me.

Carrot Cake Porridge

Carrot cake porridge

Serves 1. Preparation time 15 minutes. Approx 400 calories.


  • Half a cup of porridge oats
  • Half a cup of low-fat milk
  • Half a cup of water
  • I finely grated carrot
  • 1 tablespoon of raisins
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • Half a teaspoon of ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped walnuts
  • I tablespoon of brown sugar (muscavado is my favourite for this)


  1. Mix together the oats, milk, water, grated carrot, raisins, vanilla, cinnamon and ginger in a saucepan.
  2. Bring almost to the boil but don’t allow to boil. Reduce it a simmer and leave for 7 to 8 minutes, stirring every minute or so. Keep an eye on it in case it needs another drop of water.
  3. Stir in the sugar and top with walnuts.


Carrot cake oatmeal

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13 Responses (+add yours?)

  1. Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum
    Jun 27, 2011 @ 11:41:38

    What a great idea!!! This looks delicious!


  2. Mary @ Bites and Bliss
    Jun 28, 2011 @ 17:20:07

    Yum!! I’m all over this!


  3. Cait's Plate
    Jun 29, 2011 @ 00:43:00

    Mmm – that looks amazing!


  4. somethingtochewover
    Jun 29, 2011 @ 08:21:41

    I had this cold this morning – still delicious :)


  5. Kate
    Jun 29, 2011 @ 21:20:08

    I’ve just found you via CCK – so excited to see your recipes!

    This looks great. I make my own version but I think yours is nicer so going to try tomorrow morning.


  6. Lindsey @ Why Just Eat
    Jun 29, 2011 @ 23:06:18

    That looks so delicious!! Too bad I already have dinner in the over – I’d rather be eating this for dinner. I’m seeing a late night snack in my future…


    • somethingtochewover
      Jun 30, 2011 @ 08:44:57

      I’ve never had this for dinner but lots of times for lunch! :)


  7. Kristin
    Jul 01, 2011 @ 08:37:59

    Carrot cake is my husband’s favourite – I’ll have to give this a try once the cold weather sets in!


    • somethingtochewover
      Jul 01, 2011 @ 09:01:30

      It’s also good cold! Really :)


  8. Meg
    Sep 13, 2011 @ 08:58:09

    I just made this for breakfast and I took my sweet dear time to eat it up :) SO GOOD GIRL! Thanks for sharing :D loved it xo


    • somethingtochewover
      Sep 13, 2011 @ 09:02:41

      So glad you liked it :)


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