Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal with Cream Cheese

I’m not going to sugar-coat this: I hate these pictures. ? I planned to post this recipe ages ago, but I hated the pictures too much. However, I’m also too lazy to retake them.

Ugly pictures it is, then.

Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal with Cream Cheese by the Oatmeal Artist #vegan

This recipe is honestly just my Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal with Tofutti* cream cheese swirled in. Ground-breaking, I know. But is there any better compliment to carrot cake than cream cheese? (Don’t you dare say raisins.)

*This is not a sponsored post.

Maybe the pictures aren’t terrible. I just feel assaulted by orange and yellow when I look at them. I find it incredibly unpleasant.

Luckily the oatmeal is anything but unpleasant. I guess that’s what matters. 🙂

Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal with #vegan Cream Cheese by the Oatmeal Artist

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Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal with Cream Cheese

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: serves 1

What you'll need:

  • 1/2 cup regular rolled oats
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ginger
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/3 cup milk of choice
  • 1/2 cup grated carrot
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • scant 1/8 tsp molasses
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1-2 tbsp cream cheese (I used Tofutti)

How to make it:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a single-serving ramekin with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a small bowl, mix oats, baking powder, spices, and salt until combined.
  3. In a medium-sized bowl, mix together milk, grated carrot, molasses, vanilla extract, and maple syrup.
  4. Add dry ingredients to mix ingredients and stir until combined.
  5. If you'd like to add any extra ingredients (additional spices or sweetener, dried fruit), do so now.
  6. Drop cream cheese in small clumps into batter, stirring slightly to distribute the clumps throughout the oatmeal.
  7. Pour into the prepared ramekin. I added a few more clumps of cream cheese on the top. Then, bake for 20-25 minutes.

Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal with Cream Cheese by the #OatmealArtist #vegan

About Lauren Smith

Lauren is a herbivore, Slytherin, and connoisseur of oats. She is a former teacher who is currently studying to earn a master’s degree in curriculum development. You can follow her on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook.

5 Responses to Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal with Cream Cheese

  1. Christine says:

    There’s nothing to be ashamed of about your pictures. I think they’re beautiful! Thank you for doing a baked carrot cake oatmeal with cream cheese too. I’ve had that idea for awhile. It seems like a natural choice for a baked oatmeal.

  2. Kelsey says:

    See I think raisins are the perfect pairing for carrot cake! But other than that this looks delicious. I wonder if I could get my dad to eat this, he does love carrot cake…

  3. Cassie says:

    I give this recipe FIVE stars! UGH, I love carrot cake 😀 definitely going to look into the vegan cream cheese too!

  4. Kelsey says:

    Lauren, this is amazing! I thought it tasted a lot like carrot cake, and I *loved* the cream cheese in it. It was the perfect little breakfast cake 🙂

  5. Milly Mist says:

    Hey Lauren,

    Such a genius idea with the cream cheese! Sounds so delicious, and I am DEFINETLY going to try this. I am a sucker for a good, soft, moist and varm carrot cake, with the perfect fresh cream cheese frosting on top, and lots of cinnamon (Cinnamon is my drug…) So this just sounds like heaven in my mouth. I often use Skyr on top of my oatmeals and cakes, probably because Skyr is my life and I am use to eating it everyday (I am also Icelandic, so maybe that has something to say aswell.) You should try it with Skyr. Do you know what skyr is?

    Also, I really love your page, your recipies! And I have tried many, which I all liked/like very much.

    Thanks for a good site. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year too you. Looking forward to try LOTS of new oatmeals for the new year, with new exciting flavour combinations!

    King regards
    – Millý Mist

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