Love and Confections: Carrot Cake Overnight Chia Oatmeal #BrunchWeek

May 5, 2018

Carrot Cake Overnight Chia Oatmeal #BrunchWeek

Grab a spoon and get ready for an easy and flavorful, no-cook oatmeal that tastes like cake. You heard me right, Carrot Cake Overnight Chia Oatmeal is a make-ahead stress-free morning meal to start your day off right.

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #BrunchWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the #Brunchweek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

Carrot Cake Overnight Chia Oatmeal from LoveandConfections.com #BrunchWeek

#Brunchweek is coming to a close and I am sharing my recipe for a delicious and easy overnight oatmeal. My morning routine can sometimes be hectic, and more often than not, I rush out the door without breakfast.

Whether it's struggling to get the 4 year old dressed, finishing the lunchbox, or going through every option on the planet for her breakfast and she wants none of it. We've even had the 'no, you can't have pickles or chips for breakfast' talk.

Carrot Cake Overnight Chia Oatmeal from LoveandConfections.com #BrunchWeek

When I get back from the school drop off, smoothies are always a great option, but sometimes I want something a bit more filling. Overnight oatmeal definitely helps when I'm craving a something sweet.

I added dark brown sugar for sweetness and that rich molasses taste. You can also warm the oatmeal and top with vanilla yogurt and maple syrup for a breakfast with even more protein.

Carrot Cake Overnight Chia Oatmeal from LoveandConfections.com #BrunchWeek

Whatever you do, don't buy matchstick carrots for this recipe. The carrots need to be finely shredded to mix in correctly, so grating your own is best. I actually used a micro-plane to get the fine texture.

I hope you enjoy an easy weekday morning meal with Carrot Cake Overnight Chia Oatmeal and don't forget to enter the #BrunchWeek giveaway!

Carrot Cake Overnight Chia Oatmeal from LoveandConfections.com #BrunchWeek

Carrot Cake Overnight Chia Oatmeal

Love and Confections

Ingredients

  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoons Dixie Crystals Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1/3 cup finely shredded Cal-Organic Carrots
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped, toasted pecans, optional
  • Vanilla yogurt and maple syrup, optional

Instructions

  1. Combine oats, sugar, cinnamon, chia, carrots, milk, vanilla and salt in a bowl or mason jar. Refrigerate overnight.
  2. Before serving, add in chopped pecans. Can be served either cold or heated. Add yogurt and a drizzle of maple syrup if desired.
Yield: 2 servings



Take a look at what the #BrunchWeek Bloggers are creating today!

BrunchWeek Beverages:
Bloody Marys Three Ways from Karen's Kitchen Stories
Fruit Tea from For the Love of Food
Lemon Basil Margarita from Sweet Beginnings

BrunchWeek Egg Dishes:
Classic Shakshuka from The PinterTest Kitchen

BrunchWeek Breads, Grains, and Pastries:
Carrot Cake Overnight Chia Oatmeal from Love and Confections
Chinese Sugar Donuts from Rants From My Crazy Kitchen

BrunchWeek Fruits, Vegetables and Sides:
Asparagus Caprese with Marinated Mozzarella from Love and Confections
Roasted Red Pepper and Asparagus Mini Tarts from Daily Dish Recipes

BrunchWeek Desserts:
Hazelnut Crusted Chocolate Tart from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Mini Blueberry Lemon Coffee Cakes from Girl Abroad
Strawberry Shortcake Pound Cake from The Redhead Baker



Until next time, 
LOVE & CONFECTIONS!


Thank you to #BrunchWeek Sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Cabot Cheese, LorAnn Oils and Flavors, Cento Fine Foods, Michigan Asparagus, Cal-Organic and Eggland’s Best for providing the prizes free of charge. These companies also provided the bloggers with samples and product to use for #BrunchWeek recipes. All opinions are my own. The #BrunchWeek giveaway is open to U.S. residents, age 18 & up. All entries for the winner will be checked and verified. By entering you give the right to use your name and likeness. The number of entries received determines the odds of winning. Seven (7) winners will be selected. The prize packages will be sent directly from the giveaway sponsors. The #BrunchWeek Bloggers are not responsible for the fulfillment or delivery of the prize packages. Bloggers hosting this giveaway and their immediate family members in their household cannot enter or win the giveaway. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, or any other social channel mentioned in the #Brunchweek posts or entry.

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