Carrot Cake Oatmeal | THM: E, GF, DF

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As you may have guessed by now, I’m a big fan of oatmeal and this Trim Healthy Mama-friendly Carrot Cake Oatmeal is among my new favorite flavors for Fall!

I find E meals really do get me energized, so I usually start my day with either a bowl of oatmeal (I’ve included my favorite Trim Healthy Mama oatmeal recipes at the end of this post) or a Berry Banana Baobab Smoothie (I had of these almost every day this Summer!).

If I feel like I’m in a mid-afternoon slump or just need a pick-me-up, I’ve also been known to enjoy a bowl of this Carrot Cake Oatmeal for a snack or even supper! It’s so simple and quick to make, and it combines all the wonderful elements of carrot cake into a delicious warm bowl. I love it!

I love that this recipe is free of gluten, sugar, and dairy. I’ve really been trying to cut back on dairy lately, because as I mentioned in my Pumpkin Spice Latte post, it has been causing me a lot of inflammation and acne this pregnancy. Even though there’s no dairy in this Carrot Cake Oatmeal, it’s creamy and satisfying. Old fashioned rolled oats cooked in unsweetened nut milk and mixed with collagen took care of that need for me.

As usual, you don’t need any special ingredients to make this Carrot Cake Oatmeal:

Personally, I don’t even like raisins, so I normally leave them out of this recipe (dried fruit in larger amounts isn’t recommend in the Trim Healthy Mama plan either, because it’s such a concentrated form of natural sugars). However, Pearl, the co-author of Trim Healthy Mama, uses a few on her Sweat Pants Oatmeal, and I thought they looked kind of photogenic, so that’s why you see them in the recipe and pictures here. Ha!

The sprinkling of walnut bits is the only added fat here. You can leave them off, or increase the amount to more than a teaspoon if you want a Crossover. Alternatively, you might like to choose a teaspoon of butter or coconut oil instead of walnut pieces as your allotted fat in an E meal.

Own it and enjoy!

Yield: 1 serving

Carrot Cake Oatmeal | THM: E

Carrot Cake Oatmeal | THM: E

Enjoy all the flavors of carrot cake in this delicious Carrot Cake Oatmeal! A THM E meal, this no special ingredient dish takes just minutes to make and is an energizing way to start your day!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes


  • 1 carrot
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond or cashew milk
  • 1 tbsp collagen (optional)
  • 1 tbsp xylitol (OR 1/2 tbsp Gentle Sweet)
  • 1/8 tsp molasses
  • 1/4 tsp mineral salt
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp raisins
  • 1 tsp ground walnuts, butter, OR coconut oil


  1. Peel and grate carrot into a small saucepan. Add in oats, nut milk, collagen (optional), sweetener, molasses, and salt. Bring to a boil. Stir in vanilla, cinnamon, and raisins (optional). Reduce heat to maintain a steady simmer, and cook for 5 minutes or until oats and carrot are tender. Pour into a bowl. Sprinkle on ground walnuts, butter, or coconut oil and enjoy.


Instead of ground walnuts, you may wish to use a teaspoon of butter or coconut oil for your alotted amount of added fat in a Trim Healthy Mama E meal.

As promised, here are my other favorite Trim Healthy Mama-friendly Oatmeal recipes!

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal (E)

Field Berry Oatmeal (E)

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Oatmeal (E)

Apple Pie Oatmeal (E)

Overnight PB & J Oatmeal (E)

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12 thoughts on “Carrot Cake Oatmeal | THM: E, GF, DF”

    • Hi! I made a batch over the weekend and put it in a Mason jor. I just reheated it in the microwave at work and it is still delicious. I actually think it improved by doing it that way.

  1. Thank you! I am trying to find meals/ snacks to pre -make and bring to work all week. I make a breakfast (s), Lunch, dessert and a snack. My snack is usually an E. I love oatmeal warm but most recipes don’t work well to reheat at wokr.

  2. This is so good! I’ve made it several times and just love it. I wash the carrot and shred it with the peel on to increase the fiber.

  3. Delicious!!!!! When I mentioned it to my husband he thought carrots in oatmeal sounded awful. One bite and he said it can go in our breakfast rotation!

  4. WOW! I Love this recipe…(to be honest, though..I love all your recipes) I have trouble getting in E meals, but this one is like dessert in a bowl. The only thing I changed out was the zylitol and molasses….I made my own version of brown sugar with them and used a tablespoon of that instead.. and I used 1 cup water and 1/2 cup almond milk (to make the volume like sweatpants oatmeal), but either way, this absolutely rocks! I can’t wait to try your apple version! Thank you so much for all your recipes, Jacinda….they are fabulous and I love that they don’t need any special ingredients!

  5. Hi! This looks delicious. I’m new to THM and I’m wondering if a protein needs to be added to this or if it can stand alone as a breakfast. Thank you!


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