Steel cut oatmeal flavored with raisins, carrots, and walnuts, then cooked up so it tastes like a slice of creamy carrot cake. Sign me up for some of that goodness!
This is the start of a tasty week filled with brunch recipes. I’m kicking things off with a recipe for carrot cake steel cut oatmeal. It’s hearty and creamy, with just a touch of sweetness. Be the cool parent and serve this up for your kids. It’s so sweet and delicious, they may think they’re eating cake instead of good-for-them oatmeal!
This week, we’ll celebrate the deliciousness of brunch and prepare for Mother’s Day and the summer brunch season. We have 32 bloggers bringing you their best brunch recipes, from beverages to main dishes, and salads to desserts. There will be delicious recipes for everyone’s taste buds this week.
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I made this steel cut oatmeal using free product samples from Bob’s Red Mill, California Walnuts, and Grimmway Farms. All completely delicious components in this brunch treat!
STEEL CUT OATMEAL RECIPE COOKING TIPS
I adapted this recipe from one that my blogging friend Karen created. Normally, I include links to recipes I adapt from, but sadly, Karen’s site no longer exists.
She used 1/4 cup of shredded coconut in her version, but since I’m allergic to all forms of coconut, I left it out. I went for raisins and walnuts, and an extra dash of almond milk to top mine off.
This will keep well for a few days if you cover it well and keep it in the refrigerator. I had it on day 3 with some maple syrup drizzled over the top. It made my stomach quite happy.
I hope you love this steel cut oatmeal as much as I did!
Carrot Cake Steel Cut Oatmeal
This hearty oatmeal is creamy, decadent, and healthy all at the same time. With just a touch of sweetness from maple syrup, it's almost like eating cake for breakfast!
- 2 cups steel-cut oats, NOT quick-cooking
- 2 cups finely grated carrots
- 3 cups milk, I use unsweetened almond milk
- 3 cups water
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 pinch salt
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- raisins and chopped walnuts for topping, optional
- To a medium saucepan over medium heat, add the oats, carrot, milk, water, maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and salt. Bring to a boil then reduce heat. Simmer for about 20 - 25 minutes until the oatmeal is tender and creamy. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
- Garnish with raisins and walnuts, and a little extra almond milk or half and half, if desired.
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