Carrot Cake Oats with Cream Cheese Frosting

Here’s the problem. I’m craving carrot cake with cream cheese frosting but I don’t want to make a whole entire multi-tiered cake and much less do I want to add all those calories into my diet. Here’s the solution. Carrot Cake Oats! And they are fantastic! Honestly, this is the best bowl of oats I have ever consumed. They’re filled with shredded carrots, raisins, cinnamon, and orange zest and are even topped with a cream cheese icing. The tart cream cheese frosting is combined with protein packed Greek yogurt and whipped until luxuriously smooth. The frosting is lightly sweetened with maple syrup. Divide the frosting between the bowls of oats and garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon, raisins, or a few leftover shredded carrots. Did I mention the best part? You get to eat this carrot cake for breakfast! And you can eat it every single day. Try to do that with a whole carrot cake and not put on a few pounds.  They’re perfect for Easter- so festive- but they can also be enjoyed throughout the spring season when stores are brimming with brightly hued orange carrots and their fresh green tops. I can’t get over the fact that they taste just like carrot cake. In fact, I didn’t think it was even possible to have oatmeal taste this good! 

Carrot Cake Oats with Cream Cheese Frosting

Serves: 2 petite servings


  • ½ cup Quaker Old Fashioned Oats
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 grated carrot
  • 2 tablespoons raisins
  • ¼ teaspoon orange zest, plus 1 slice for garnish
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon room temperature cream cheese
  • Maple syrup, to taste


  1. Combine oats, chia seeds, cinnamon, salt, grated carrot, raisins, orange zest and almond milk in a small pot. Cook over med-high heat for 5-10 minutes until oats are cooked through and mixture is creamy. Divide between two bowls.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk together yogurt, cream cheese and 1 tablespoon maple syrup until whipped. Add more maple syrup, if needed. Top oats with the cream cheese frosting. Garnish with orange slices and a sprinkle of cinnamon. 

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