Rich in whole grains, nutrients and soluble fiber, oatmeal is an excellent way to start the day for any age! The soluble fiber in oatmeal helps bulk stool, promotes regular bowel movements and contributes to gut health. This type of fiber may also help reduce LDL cholesterol that increases the risk of heart disease.
This slow cooker carrot cake oatmeal recipe is easy to make and takes oatmeal a step further by adding shredded carrots for additional veggie goodness. However, whether paired with fruit, vegetables, peanut butter or just by itself, oatmeal is a delicious and healthy way to start the day.
Time: 2.5 hours
- 1 cup shredded carrots
- 1 cup quick oats
- 2 cups milk of choice
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ tablespoon cinnamon
- Option: honey
- Combine all ingredients in a Crock-Pot or other slow cooker.
- Cook for about 2.5 hours on high, stirring intermittently.
- Serve with bananas, cinnamon, honey or nuts.
Per serving (4 servings)*: 160 calories; fat 4g; saturated fat 2g; cholesterol 10mg; sodium 80mg; carbohydrate 23g; fiber 3g; total sugars 7g; added sugars 0g; calcium 13%DV; iron 6%DV; potassium 4%DV, Vitamin D 3%DV
*Please note: Nutrition variation may happen due to ingredient sourcing and measurement variations.
Other oatmeal options
There are so many ways to create delicious oatmeal! Fruits, veggies, spices and different types of proteins can take something bland and transform it into a cravable meal. Check out some other options to spice up your oatmeal:
- Top with apple cubes, cinnamon and maple syrup.
- Mix in peanut butter and top with bananas, peach slices and a drizzle of honey.
- Make a savory oatmeal with cheese, sauteed vegetables and a fried egg.