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Carrot Cake Oatmeal with Cream Cheese Frosting

  • LiveWell360 Staff
  • September 14, 2015

 

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup carrot, grated
  • 1/2 cup (40g) rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup skim milk (or your favorite milk substitute)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 medium banana, sliced into thin pieces
  • 1 + 1/8 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 + 1/8 tsp stevia
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tbsp (6.5g) wheat germ
  • 2 tbsp fat-free Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp mascarpone or cream cheese*
  • 0.2 oz walnut pieces, toasted

* You could use low-fat cream cheese or you could also use cottage cheese as well, but if you do, I would recommend blending in the food processor to break up all of the cottage cheese curds, so it’s nice and airy and whipped!

Directions

In a medium size pan, heat the grated carrot, oats, milk, water, and salt over medium heat.

Once the mixture begins to simmer, approximately 5-6 minutes, stir in the sliced banana. Continue to stir, almost whipping, until the banana breaks down and the mixture thickens and becomes creamy, about another 5-6 minutes.

The fresh carrot gives off quite a bit of water, so this recipe takes a little longer to thicken up. As I have mentioned in many of my oatmeal recipes, I really like utilizing the banana because it adds so much volume to the oats.

In a separate small-size bowl, add the greek yogurt, 1/8 tsp of stevia, and 1/8 tsp vanilla and whip together using a hand mixer on medium-low speed. Set aside.

Add 1 tsp of vanilla extract, wheat germ, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, and stevia, to the oatmeal and stir until incorporated. Pour into a serving bowl and top with the cream cheese mixture and the walnuts.

Delish!

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Note: I used less stevia and vanilla in the mascarpone and yogurt mixture than in the past because Ryan asked me to make it a little less sweet. I personally like more sweet, so I would add a dash more of these two ingredients, but if you prefer a less sweet option, stick with 1/8 tsp of each.

This recipe was very very carrot cake like. We are both huge carrot cake fans, so this was quite a treat. In the future when I make this, I am going to add golden raisins at the beginning, when I add the carrots (so they can plump up), I just didn’t have any on hand today.

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Nutritional Info

1 servings = per serving

Calories: 383

Fat: 12 g

Carbs: 55 g

Protein: 16 g

Check out more recipes from my 30-Day Oatmeal Challenge.

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