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Healthy Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal with Pineapple (and Maple Cream Cheese Icing)

By Amber 1
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This Healthy Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal with Pineapple (and Maple Cream Cheese Icing) is an amazing, super fun breakfast to serve your family or friends this spring! Full of rolled oats, sweet carrots, spices, and pecans, this oatmeal bake is naturally sweetened with pineapple, pure maple syrup, light coconut milk, and a drizzle of maple cream cheese icing. So, so good!

carrot baked oatmeal squares with pineapple drizzled with maple cream cheese glaze served on a white plate with a small bottle of coconut and a orange and white straw
Healthy Carrot Cake Baked Oats are a wonderful Mother’s Day dish too!

Healthy Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal

With Easter right around the corner, y’all know I had to jump on the bandwagon and post another carrot cake-inspired recipe! I’m pretty sure the stuff is a gift from heaven and was served in celebration when Jesus Christ was risen.

At least that’s the way I like to see things.

Although they’re drizzled with a little bit of maple cream cheese icing (because you can’t have carrot cake without cream cheese frosting, right?!?), this carrot cake baked oatmeal is healthy, and here’s why:

  • It’s refined sugar-free.
  • Sweetened only with pure maple syrup, crushed pineapple, and coconut.
  • It’s full of carrot cake flavor without all the butter, flour, and sugar.
  • Make it a vegan Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal by using a flax egg and subbing the cream cheese w/ a dairy-free alternative.
Large serving of Healthy Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal with Pineapple and Maple Cream Cheese Icing with a fork and a glass bottle of milk with an orange and white striped straw
Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal is best served on a gorgeous spring morning.

Ingredients for Carrot Cake Baked Oats

I’ve always been a carrot cake fan, and I’m of the caliber that likes it with all the fixins: coconut, golden raisins, pecans? I’m totally game. In fact, I don’t really understand why people hate raisins so much. They’re nature’s fruit snacks! They add an incredible amount of sweetness to , but they are optional if you aren’t a fan!

Here’s what you’ll need for the Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal with Pineapple:

  • Old-fashioned rolled oats (certified gluten-free if needed)
  • Shredded carrots
  • Crushed Pineapple
  • Canned lite coconut milk
  • 1 large egg (Vegan option: 1 tbsp ground flaxseed + 1 tbsp water)
  • 1 can LITE coconut milk or milk of choice
  • Pure maple syrup
  • Ground cinnamon, ginger, & nutmeg
  • Baking powder
  • Sea salt
  • Pure vanilla extract
  • Optional toppings &/or add-ins: raisins, pecans, coconut

And what you’ll need for the Maple Cream Cheese Icing:

  • Cream Cheese (Vegan option: dairy-free cream cheese alternative)
  • Pure maple syrup
  • pure vanilla extract
  • Coconut milk or milk of choice
Large slice of healthy Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal with pineapple on a spatula topped with coconut
Put these carrot cake baked oats in an 8″x8″ pan if you want thicker slices

Some More Yummy Carrot Cake Inspired Recipes to Try…

Carrot Cake Oatmeal Bake *

Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal wi)th Pineapple (and Maple Cream Cheese Icing

Made with whole grain oats, sweet crisp carrots, pineapple, rich coconut milk, and a drizzle of sweet cream cheese icing, this Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal would be the perfect breakfast to serve on Easter Sunday!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Amurican
Keyword: baked oats, carrot cake baked oatmeal, healthy carrot cake
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 6
Author: Amber Forbes, Slim Pickin’s Kitchen


For the Carrot Cake Oatmeal Bake:

For the Maple Cream Cheese Icing:


For the Carrot Cake Oatmeal Bake:

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees (F), and spritz a 9" x 13" baking dish with coconut oil spray, set aside.
  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and stir until very well mixed.
  • Pour oatmeal mixture into the prepared baking dish and bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Cool for a few minutes before drizzling with the maple cream cheese glaze.

For the Maple Cream Cheese Icing:

  • Add all ingredients, except milk, to a medium bowl and, using a fork, mush and mash all of the ingredients until well mixed. If the icing is too thick, add in milk, a tiny bit at a time, until it reaches a drizzling consistency.
  • Drizzle on top of the Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal and serve.
  • Enjoy!
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Healthy Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal on a white plate for serving
Serve this Healthy Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal with Pineapple for brunch on Easter Sunday
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