• Nicole Griggs

Carrot Cake Overnight Oats

Updated: May 24

Overnight oats are one of the easiest meals to make whilst living #vanlife or #buslife. You really only need a few core ingredients, a mason jar, and a cute background for the 'gram.

a hearty bunch of carrots with stems and leaves still attached
Now make them cake

Got your mason jar? Good. Cute background? Great! The best part of these #overnightoats is that most of the ingredients are staples you can keep on hand in your pantry so you can whip up this tasty, and healthy, cold #breakfast whenever the craving strikes!

breakfast parfait topped with carrots and walnuts on wood table
The final, very delicious, product
Serves: 1 Total calories: 340 Protein: 19g


  • 1/3 cup rolled or old fashioned oats (do not use instant oats, it will be an unrecognizable mass of mush in the morning, trust us)

  • 1/3 cup milk (your choice here - almond, cashew, coconut, dairy, etc.)

  • 1 tsp chia seeds (optional)

  • 1/2 cup 2% Greek yogurt

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (or vanilla bean paste if you can find it)

  • 2 tsp honey

  • 2 Tbsp shredded carrots

  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

  • 1 Tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes (also optional)

  • 1 Tbsp chopped nuts (we used walnuts because Nikki is allergic to almonds)


  1. Pack a jar full of the ingredients above, in order, from oats to cinnamon

  2. Cover and place jar in fridge overnight (can last refrigerated up to 3 days)

  3. Top with coconut flakes and nuts in the morning, mix, and enjoy!

So easy! It really does taste like carrot cake, especially with the carrot flavor soaking in overnight. As a bonus, you're squeezing in some veggies first thing in the morning before your brain knows what's up. Carrots aren't your thing? Switch out the vegetables for fruit to make different flavor combinations like blueberry muffin or banana walnut coffee cake.

mason jar breakfast parfait with blueberries and a sparkly Instagram filter
Blueberry Muffin Overnight Oats from our Instagram

What kind of overnight oats are your favorite to concoct? Have you ever made these before but used totally different ingredients? If you come up with something amazingly delicious, let us know and we can add it into our rotation!

Thanks for reading and see you out on the road!

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