Crockpot Carrot Cake Oatmeal

Crockpot Carrot Cake Oatmeal

(4 servings)    Printable Version
  • 3/4 cup steel cut oats
  • 2 and 1/4 cups water
  • 3/4 cup applesauce
  • 2 large carrots - grated
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup milk

  • For The Cream Cheese Frosting Drizzle:
  • 3 ounces cream cheese - softened
  • 3/4 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 pinch salt
In a large slow cooker (at least 3 quarts), add the oats, water, applesauce, grated carrots, raisins, chopped nuts, maple syrup, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. (For reference, that's the first 12 ingredients shown above.)

Give everything a nice stir with a rubber spatula. Cover the slow cooker and cook on low heat for 8 hours. Just before you are about to serve, add 1/4 milk and stir the oatmeal. Add a little more milk if you'd like a thinner consistency.

To make the cream cheese frosting drizzle, combine the cream cheese, confectioner's sugar, milk, vanilla and salt in a medium bowl. Beat until a uniform thick glaze is created. Add additional milk 1 teaspoon at a time until the frosting drizzles thickly off of the beater.

Transfer the oatmeal to bowls and drizzle each serving with some cream cheese frosting. If desired, garnish with additional raisins and chopped nuts.

Crockpot Carrot Cake Oatmeal

All the flavor of carrot cake in a warm bowl of steel cut oatmeal. Includes recipe for a cream cheese frosting drizzle to make the illusion complete.

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Comments About This Recipe
What do you think of Crockpot Carrot Cake Oatmeal?
Overall Average Rating = 5 (out of 5)
Based on 4 votes.

From sherrie

If I was to use quick oats in place of the steel cut and cook on a stove top how much quick oats should I use?

Comment submitted: 11/8/2013 (#17128)

Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom J. Lundgren (Team Breakfast Member)
Rating (out of 5):  

Absolutely amazing. Followed the exact recipe with the exception of using milk instead of water and half and half for the milk. Definitely a keeper.

Comment submitted: 3/30/2013 (#15516)

From nutty
Rating (out of 5):  

Once you get all your ingredients together, it was super easy... but wow, that was a lot of ingredients. It did taste a lot like carrot cake. Best part was the drizzle.

Comment submitted: 3/29/2013 (#15502)

From giftedmom
Rating (out of 5):  

Cooking time for me - 6 hours. Delicious!!

Comment submitted: 2/13/2013 (#15186)

From Mom-of-3
Rating (out of 5):  

My family and I really liked it. I even made it with lite maple syrup and reduced fat cream cheese! We didn't use the milk on it, just the drizzle. Since I have a family of 5 I doubled the recipe. Only problem is it started to burn in the crock-pot, so may reduce cook time to 5 or 5 1/2 hours depending on your crock-pot :)

Comment submitted: 2/5/2013 (#15137)

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