Comforting Carrot Cake Oats With Toasted Walnuts & Coconut Shavings

Comforting, quick, easy, filling, delicious and healthy, these carrot cake oats are the perfect breakfast for when you’re craving something sweet but don’t want the guilt!

Toasting the walnuts and coconut shavings is such a simple step but really takes this recipe to the next level and makes it even tastier.


Prep time: 5 mins                                         Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 15 mins                                      Servings: 2


  • 100g oats, (around 1 cup)
  • 240ml water, (around 1 cup)
  • 360ml unsweetened almond milk or milk of choice, (around 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 50g walnuts
  • 1tbsp dried coconut shavings
  • 2tsp agave
  • 1tsp cinnamon
  • Toppings of choice


  1. Start off by washing the carrot to make sure that it is nice and clean, you could peel it if you prefer but I like to leave the skin on for added nutrients.
  2. Use a cheese grater to shred the carrot into small, skinny pieces. (This will allow the carrot to cook faster and is a great way to get your veggies in first thing in the morning!)
  3. Next add the oats, water, milk and grated carrot to a saucepan on medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  4. While you wait for the oats to come to a simmer, add the walnuts and dried coconut shavings to a small frying pan or skillet on medium heat and dry toast them for around 4-5 minutes, or until the coconut starts to brown (and smell amazing).
  5. Once the oats start to simmer you will need to stir them continuously for around 5 minutes, depending on the type of oats you’re using and how cooked you want your carrot. You may also want to add a little bit more milk or water to ensure the oats don’t stick or burn.
  6. Turn off the heat, stir in the agave and cinnamon and pour into your favourite bowl. You can find my one here!
  7. Top with the toasted walnuts and coconut shavings, plus any other toppings you like. I topped mine with more agave, cacao nibs, granola and dried fruit as that was all I had but fresh fruit would go so well.
  8. Serve immediately and enjoy!


I hope you enjoyed this recipe, thanks for reading! Let me know if you make it!

Love, Áine.

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