Love carrot cake? Then make this Carrot Cake Overnight Oats tonight and they'll be ready for breakfast tomorrow.
Sometimes, I just love a quick breakfast in the mornings and overnight oats are perfect for when you know you have a busy day ahead.
You can mix all your ingredients together in a jar or glass, add to the fridge and then all you need to do in the morning is take out and enjoy.
When I say mix though, I don't mean mix everything together so it is just a gloopy coloured tackiness, you can still make it pretty by adding layers. It looks so much more appetizing this way. Our eyes really do play a big part in us enjoying our food. If it looks good and tastes good, then you are really going to enjoy it all that more.
The best part of all with this Carrot Cake Overnight Oats is that it includes a good amount of speed foods, something that can be hard to add to your plate, especially at breakfast time. I go for a mixture of apple and carrot, the apple adds some speedy sweeteners while the carrot adds some speedy veg, and well it is Carrot Cake Overnight Oats, so it would just be wrong if it didn't contain the main ingredient, right?
I also like to crumble a low syn biscuit on the top of the Carrot Cake Overnight Oats, (which works out as 1.5 syns for 1). You can omit the biscuit if you want to keep the syns low, but the cookie just bumps it up to the next level in deliciousness. It is totally up to you what kind of biscuit you go for, but make sure you adjust the syns if it is a higher synned biscuit or cookie.
This Carrot Cake Overnight Oats, I found sweet enough with the yoghurt and fruit. I recommend tasting the oat and yoghurt mixture before you begin the layering, just to ensure it is to your required sweetness, as you can always add a little bit of a a natural sweetener like Sukrin:1, if it isn't sweet enough for you.
I also add a little bit of cashew milk to the mixture, just to thin it out a bit, as with just the yoghurt it can be quite thick, you can use any milk of choice here, but again, you may need to adjust the syns if you use a different one to me. I love Silk Cashew milk which we get here in the US and Canada as it is super creamy, can be used as a healthy extra A choice and is also very little syns if you just want to syn it.
Try using a sweet apple like a honeycrisp or similar in this Carrot Cake Overnight Oats, rather than an apple like a golden delicious. You want the lovely combination of a sweet crunchy apple in the layers.
This recipe is also gluten free when using gluten free oats and is vegetarian friendly.
Low Syn Carrot Cake Overnight Oats
Yield 1 serving
This recipe is gluten free, vegetarian, Slimming World and Weight Watchers friendly
- Extra Easy - 1 HEb and 4 syns
- Green/Vegetarian - 1 HEb and 4 syns
- Original - 1 HEb and 4 syns
- WW Smart Points - 9
- Gluten Free - use gluten-free oats
- 40g (1.5 oz) of oats - HEb
- ½ cup (120ml) of fat free vanilla yoghurt (not Greek)
- 3 tbs of cashew milk - 0.5 syns
- ¼ cup (60ml) of grated carrot
- ¼ cup (60ml) of finely chopped apple (like a honey crisp)
- ¼ tsp of cinnamon
- ⅛ tsp of all spice
- 7g of raisins - 1 syn (optional)
- ⅓ cup (80ml) of cubed apple for the top
- little lime juice
- 1 low syn cookie - 1.5 syns
- 3 tbs of fat free vanilla yoghurt
- 1 tbs of low fat cream cheese - 1 syn
- Add to a bowl the yoghurt, cashew milk, oats, cinnamon, all spice, finely chopped apple, carrot and raisins and mix well to combine.
- Spoon into a glass.
- Mix 3 tbs of yoghurt with the low fat cream cheese and spoon this on the top.
- Gently tap glass on a hard surfect to layer evenly.
- Add the ½ cup of cubed apple to a bowl and toss in a little lime juice (this helps prevent browning)
- Add to the top of the cream cheese/yoghurt mixture.
- Refrigerate and then when ready to enjoy, crumble on top the low syn cookie.
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Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 5.5 g
Saturated Fat 1.5 g
Cholesterol 5 mg
Sodium 242 mg
Total Carbohydrates 60.6 g
Dietary Fiber 7.4 g
Sugars 26.1 g
Protein 11.6 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.