March 21, 2018

Baked carrot cake oatmeal

Baked carrot cake oatmeal in a pan and some in a serving bowl.

All the flavors of carrot cake put into a hearty and delicious baked oatmeal breakfast. This baked carrot cake oatmeal is a yummy way to start the day.

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Carrot cake fans will love this baked oatmeal that is full of all the flavors of carrot cake. It's also has a cream cheese topping to mimic the tradition cream cheese frosting on carrot cake.

Baked oatmeal is a delicious breakfast that is sure to be a family hit. You can flavor baked oatmeal with many different fruits, spices, nuts, and more. I've made baked oatmeal in the past with peanut butter, almond butter, gingerbread, pumpkin, and more.

But, the addition of grated carrots, raisins, walnuts, and warm spices like cinnamon make this baked oatmeal an extra delicious and flavorful oatmeal breakfast.

Serving of baked carrot cake oatmeal.

The cream cheese topping really makes this baked oatmeal and gives it that extra touch to really taste like a carrot cake. It's optional, of course, but really adds that carrot cake frosting flavor and it is so creamy and delicious.

The cream cheese topping is made with softened cream cheese, milk, cinnamon, and little bit of brown sugar. It's pretty simple to make, so try to include it if you can.

This is a great breakfast for kids as well - it's full of flavor and even has some veggies in it. Serve this baked oatmeal anytime of the year, or around Easter and spring time since bunnies love carrots.

Close up of a bowl of baked carrot cake oatmeal with cream cheese topping.

Yield: about 6
Author: Amy (Savory Moments)
Baked Carrot Cake Oatmeal

Baked Carrot Cake Oatmeal

All the flavors of carrot cake put into a hearty and delicious baked oatmeal breakfast. This baked carrot cake oatmeal is a yummy way to start the day.


For the baked oatmeal
  • 1-1/2 cups quick cooking oats
  • 1/4 cup lightly packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup melted unsalted butter, plus more for greasing pan
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup finely grated lightly packed carrots
  • 1/3 cup raisins (I used golden)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
For the topping
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
  • about 1 tablespoon milk
  • good pinch of ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Lightly grease an 8"x8" baking dish.
  3. In a large bowl, stir together the oats through nutmeg. Then stir in the egg through walnuts until well-combined. Spread evenly into a baking dish.
  4. Bake for about 25-27 minutes, or until golden and an inserted toothpick comes out cleanly from the middle.
  5. While it is baking, whisk together all of the topping ingredients until smooth, adding more or less milk to get the consistency you desire (I like to set it on the stove so the heat from the oven warms it slightly and helps melt the cream cheese).
  6. Let cool slightly and then cut/scoop and serve with the topping.
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Finished baked carrot cake oatmeal in a baking dish and a bowl.

This recipe was originally posted in 2018 and has been updated in 2022 with a recipe card, new text, and more to improve reader experience.

Check out these other oatmeal recipes:

Sour Cream & Raisin Oatmeal Squares

Baked Gingerbread Oatmeal

Blueberry Oatmeal Crisp Bars 

Rhubarb Oatmeal Bars


  1. A healthy version of carrot cake for you are talking, Amy. I would love some too!

  2. Mmm, love carrots. Carrot cake. Carrot anything. This looks wonderful! Very creative, too. Thanks!

  3. Yum, I love baked oatmeal and your topping is just right!

  4. I have never baked oatmeal. Can you believe it? I can't wait to try this version. The flavor combination looks incredible.

  5. I have never tried baked oatmeal. This will be changing soon! Sounds delish.

  6. I made a carrot cake oatmeal in my instant pot and it turned out great. This baked version sounds wonderful.

  7. It's carrot cake in a healthier avatar, isn't it? Just no scope to feel guilty of having your share of cake in the morning... Looks really delicious...

  8. This would be a hit here! It looks delicious and perfect recipe for baked oatmeal! Thanks!

  9. Perfect timing as I've been craving carrot cake lately! And love me some oatmeal :)

  10. This looks really, really, really good! It's like a healthy version of carrot cake. Gotta give this a try! Thanks!

  11. Love this decadent, yet healthy breakfast for a crowd! And honestly, carrot cake is a perfect flavor for this idea!

  12. I'm SO excited about having two baked oatmeal recipes in the hop! I have made carrot cake oatmeal before and loved it, but every recipe is different and that means I get to have at least three recipes to rotate between :D

  13. Lovely way to have carrot cake flavors but in a healthier fashion. Got to try out this baked oatmeal recipe.

  14. This looks seriously GOOD! I mean like I kinda wanna make it right now good! Shared to our page on Facebook and pinned it!

  15. the cream cheese topping really makes this extra special! what a wholesome and delicious breakfast option.

  16. I LOVE baked carrot cake oatmeal and will definitely have this in my file of appetizers. Thank you.

  17. This looks wonderful, Amy. My husband is a carrot cake addict and he will really love having this for breakfast!

  18. Carrot is good for health and this food looking like delicious. .......


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