In the past i have made zoats (i.e oatmeal with zucchini) and caulioats (i.e oatmeal with cauliflower). But i don’t think i have ever tried adding carrots to my oatmeal. Not that i can remember anyway.
But recently i have seen the dish, carrot cakes, appearing online and i thought it was about time i try!!
Of course you may be thinking…. not anoter typical vegan who adds vegetables to everything. But you know what, adding vegetables to smoothies or oats is actually a good way to get in vegetables. And the sam goes for all the different bean/vegetable brownie recipes out there. Of course, you can’t beat a normal carrot cake or regular brownies with flour and sugar. But the alternatives which are made with beans/sweetener/vegetables is actually very good!
Also there is another reason for adding zucchini or cauliflower to oats – which isn’t just for the sake or micronutrients, but because it adds more volume to the oats without adding more energy. And for some, this is a good thing. For other people it is just counterproductive and instead they should be adding more nut butter and seeds to their oatmeal.
Or you could choose to add both, haha.
Usually i just make my oatmeal with water, sweetener and salt and heat in the microwave for 3 minutes. But i decided to make my oatmeal using 50/50 water and coconut milk, and make it on the stove top. And i can say…. the results were a super creamy oatmeal. So if you have the time to make your oatmeal on the stove… do it!
Onto the recipe?
You could make this oatmeal more carrot cake like, by topping with some cream cheese (vegan). Alternatively, mixing the cream cheese with some sweetener! But as i didn’t have any plain cream cheese at home i opted for coconut cream which was also delicious!
Let me know if you try this recipe, and don’t forget to tag me on Instagram: itsahealthylifestyle