Overhead close up shot of a bowl of carrot cake oatmeal garnished with coconut flakes, maple syrup, golden raisins, walnuts, and hemp seeds

Superfood Carrot Cake Oatmeal

This Superfood Carrot Cake Oatmeal is the most perfect cozy breakfast! It's filled with superfoods like turmeric, walnuts, coconut oil, and hemp seeds, (plus grated carrots for some veggies!), so it's incredibly good for you, and super comforting at the same time! It literally tastes like carrot cake, and it's an incredibly nutritious way to start your day!

Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine Gluten Free, Plant Based, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword carrot cake oatmeal, healthy oatmeal recipe, healthy steel cut oatmeal, superfood oatmeal
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 3 servings
Author Molly | Spices in My DNA


  • 3 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon, plus extra for topping
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup, plus extra for serving
  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 1/2 cup grated carrot
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened coconut flakes, plus more for topping
  • 1/3 cup golden raisins, plus more for topping
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, plus more for topping
  • hemp seeds for topping


  1. Combine almond milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, turmeric, a pinch of salt, coconut oil, vanilla, and maple syrup in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Once boiling, add oats and carrot and reduce to medium/low heat and cover. Simmer for 10 minutes, then add the coconut, raisins, and walnuts.

  2. Cook for an additional 5 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until most the liquid is absorbed and oats are tender, cooked through, and creamy. Portion into bowls and top with extra coconut, raisins, walnuts, a sprinkle of hemp hearts, a drizzle of maple syrup, and a sprinkle of cinnamon if desired.