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carrot cake baked oatmeal

Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal

  • Author: Laura Ligos, MBA, RD, CSSD
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 35
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 9 bars 1x


This carrot caked baked oatmeal is a nice change up to breakfast and is not only delicious but super easy to make. Enjoy with or without the frosting. 



Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal

2 cups rolled oats

1 tsp baking powder 

1/4 cup brown sugar

1 tsp cinnamon 

1/2 tsp salt 

1/4 tsp nutmeg

1/4 tsp cloves 

1/4 tsp ginger

2  large eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup unsweetened applesauce

1 cup shredded carrots

1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes

1/2 cup chopped walnuts 

1/4 cup raisins

Healthy Cream Cheese & Greek Yogurt Frosting

4 oz. cream cheese, softened

1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt (full fat or 2%)

2 Tbsp maple syrup

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

1/4 tsp cinnamon 


Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal

Preheat oven to 350°F & grease an 8″x8″ baking dish (or line with parchment paper), set aside.

In a large bowl, mix rolled oats, baking powder, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger & salt together. 

Add in eggs, apple sauce & vanilla extract and stir until an even texture.

Fold in shredded carrots, coconut flakes, walnuts & raisins until well combined. 

Pour mixture into baking dish and spread out evenly. Place in oven for 30-35 minutes or until center is baked through.

Remove from oven and let cool. Store in airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. 

Healthy Cream Cheese & Greek Yogurt Frosting

In a large bowl or stand mixer add all ingredients. Mix with a hand mixer or stand mixer until creamy and lump-free. 

Store in airtight container in refrigerator or top bars with as soon as they cool!


For Bars Only:  192 calories | 8g Fat | 27g Carb | 5g Protein 

For Frosting Only: 54 calories | 4g Fat | 4g Carb | 2g Protein

Below is info for Bars + Frosting


  • Serving Size: 1 bar
  • Calories: 246 calories
  • Fat: 12 g
  • Carbohydrates: 31 g
  • Protein: 7 g