Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal (Healthy, Low Calorie)

Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal is the perfect way to start the day. It is heart healthy and has the wonderful flavor of carrot cake. The Easter bunny will love a bite for Easter breakfast.

Best Breakfast ever! Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal Low Calorie, Low Fat, Heart Healthy Recipe

Yes, another baked oatmeal recipe. This is my third one but it is the best one! Hubby asked me to make some baked oatmeal for his breakfast. He didn’t specify what kind so this is what he got, Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal. I already had the ingredients out as I was making myself a Carrot Cake Smoothie. (Yes, you’ll get that recipe at a later date) This one needed a topping though. What is carrot cake without a cream cheese frosting? So this one gets a cream cheese drizzle. Woo wee, Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal is so delicious. Every bite tickled my toes and elicited “ohs and ahs”. I think I even jumped up and down and did a few twirls. Happy dance time!


Dieting is so hard. Recipes like this make it a little easier. There are times when eating healthfully and staying within my calorie count seems so easy. I wonder why I fall off the wagon. Then the next day, the hunger is back and everything and anything sounds good. I think about food 24/7 and wonder why I thought dieting was so easy the day before. Riding out those waves seems to be the key for me. While I haven’t been perfect, I feel like I have a slight hold on it all. I’ve managed to lose about 6 pounds and am desperately trying not to let stress derail me. I’m trying to keep my resolution to put myself first.

Best Breakfast ever! Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal Low Calorie, Low Fat, Heart Healthy Recipe


When I tell someone I publish a healthy food blog, I also wonder if they are really thinking “What does this over-weight woman know about healthy eating?”. The point of this blog is not just about healthy recipes though It is about learning to live healthfully one bite at a time. I think I need to learn to give a better description of Food Done Light and remember what I really am trying to achieve with this blog is making myself healthy. I’m a work in progress and hopefully growing along with Food Done Light.

Which leads me to wondering if you have any suggestions for Food Done Light. Is there enough variety of recipes? Would like more emphasis on healthy living not just healthy food? Would you like more motivational posts? What part of healthy living is tough for you? Eating right, exercise? Let me know. I’m listening.

Best Breakfast ever! Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal Low Calorie, Low Fat, Heart Healthy Recipe
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Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 9 servings
Calories 181 kcal
Author Christie Daruwalla


  • 2 cups uncooked rolled oats
  • ¼ cup wheat bran
  • 1/2 tsp . baking powder
  • 1 cup chopped pineapple
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 1/2 tsp . ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp . kosher salt
  • 1 ½ cups Almond coconut milk or soy milk
  • 1 over ripe bananas mashed
  • 1 tsp . vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp . light butter melted
  • ¼ cup egg substitute or equivalent to 1 egg
  • ¼ cup real maple syrup or agave

Cream Cheese Drizzle:

  • 2 tbsp . 1/3 less cream cheese softened
  • 1 tbsp . confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 tbsp . milk
  • ½ tsp . vanilla extract


  1. Preheat 375. Spray 8 inch square pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine oats, wheat bran, baking powder, pineapple, carrots, walnuts, cinnamon, and salt.
  3. In another bowl, mix together milk, mashed banana, vanilla extract, light butter, egg substitute and maple syrup.
  4. Stir in the liquid into oats mixture.
  5. Pour into pan.
  6. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes.
  7. Cool for 10 minutes.
  8. In a small bowl, mix together ingredients for cream cheese drizzle. Using a fork, drizzle over baked oatmeal.

Recipe Notes

I calculated 6  Weight Watcher Smartpoints.

Nutrition Facts
Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal
Amount Per Serving
Calories 181 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Total Carbohydrates 28g 9%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 10g
Protein 6g 12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Happy Healthy Eating,


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  1. This sounds like something that both my husband and I would like. Would serve as a dessert too. I have issues with wanting to exercise. I know so many people that get the 'high' from working out. I don't. Seems like a struggle each and every time I do it. I know it's good for me, but it's a pretty big hurdle for me to get over everyday. I look forward to exploring more of your blog.
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Audrey, I wish I loved exercise too but I don't. Even though I know I feel better afterward I hate taking the time to do it. It is so silly. I am going to try to actually put exercise into my calendar at a specific time and see if that helps.
  2. I discovered you on Facebook. Thanks again!
  3. Charlotte Moore says
    This baked oatmeal looks good. As far as overweight goes, YUCK! I have always had to battle with my weight. I have tried more diet stuff than I can even recall. Then I did Weight Watchers and had good success. Actually tried it several times. You know the lose, gain, lose, gain. Wellll, the last several months have been the worse time I have ever had. I am bigger than I have ever been and can't seem to do anything. I really don't know what is wrong with me. I am on 2 types of thyroid medicine and nothing has helped. I am so disgusted. I need to lose 20 pounds so bad. )-:
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Charlotte, I know it can be so hard and discouraging. I lose weight very slowly and have to put in a lot of work to do it. There are times that nothing works. I hope your doctor can find a solution for you. In the meantime, keep your chin up! I am determined to get there even if it takes me another 5 years. (Boy I hope not)
  4. Sybol Flowers says
    I love your recipes.,..don't worry about what people say or think . They are the one's who are miserable .If you can eat stuff that taste this good AND be healthy.I say go for it girlfriend ! Keep them coming !
  5. Loved your recipe for carrot cake baked oatmeal! I'm trying to follow the South Beach diet, which suggests limiting pineapple consumption. Any other suggestions to substitute pineapple for? Thanks I really enjoy your site! Lots of excellent tips that help me think differently about food and creative additions! Thank you!
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Jen, Any fruit would be fine like strawberries, mango or papaya. The pineapple adds natural sweetness so any fruit that is naturally sweet and fairly soft will work well.
  6. Any ideas for eliminating the wheat bran? I am newly gluten free, but this sounds great.
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Christy, You could use oat bran instead or quinoa flakes would work. The wheat bran just helps to increase the nutritional value.
  7. Janet Praiswater says
    I have a sweet tooth, but try to avoid white flour and sugar. I saw this recipe this morning and ran to the kitchen to make it. Told my husband to hold off on his daily bowl of oatmeal. He did and we had it for breakfast. We both made yum sounds while we were eating it. Absolutely delicious. Thank you for this great recipe.
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      So happy you enjoyed it Janet and thank you for the kind comment. I always appreciate getting comments when someone tries a recipe.
  8. This baked oatmeal recipe looks and sounds fabulous! My husband has been asking me to make some overnight oatmeal, but I think I shall surprise him with this instead. I love your motto of putting yourself before anything else. That's something I def struggle with. You continue to inspire me, and I'm so thankful that connected ;).
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Thanks so much Min. What a nice comment. I still struggle with putting me first but I've realized that in a way by putting my health first, I am helping my family.
  9. Christie, this oatmeal looks amazing! I would love a bowl right now for breakfast, perfect for a chilly Monday morning! Can't wait to try, pinned :)
  10. I am so excited about this recipe! I love fun twists on carrot cake, and oatmeal rocks my socks. **Applause**
  11. I can't find the recipe!! and would love to make this..... Coul you please tell me how to do?! Thank you :) x
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Patricia, The recipe is there now. Sorry there is a computer programming error that is causing an outage sometimes. Working on getting it fixed ASAP.
  12. Lynette Cassel says
    I have a question about the consistency of the oatmeal when it is done. It's summer and my house is already hot so I cooked this on my gas grill. I had the heat at about 400 degrees. I cooked it in a cast iron pan on top of an inverted cast iron pan and I thought it was done in the time you specified but the inside was mushy. Is it supposed to be mushy. It's oatmeal and oatmeal is mushy so I'm not sure if I should cook it longer. Should the inside be set like a muffin or a cake? Thank you.
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Lynette, It should not be mushy. My husband can pick it up and eat it with his hands. It should stay together. I think it was probably the gas grill. They don't always hold heat very well.
  13. Teresa Burdick says
    The carrot cake oatmeal was so delicious! Exactly what I've needed! I used ground flaxseed instead of the bran since that's what I had. Turned out great-- thank you!!
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Teresa, Sounds like a fantastic substitute. So glad you liked it. Happy Healthy Eating, Christie
  14. What would the nutritional value be if I skip the cream cheese drizzle so I could wrap them in saran wrap without the frosting/drizzle making a mess. How long do they stay fresh and what is the best way to store them. Also - since they are a baked good, have you tried freezing some & did it change he texture or flavor? They would be so much better than a name brand Oat product breakfast bars by far to grab & go.
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Foodie Me, If you skip the icing, you will knock off 12 calories and .5 grams of fat. I have not frozen it. It never lasts that long. I store it in the refrigerator and it will stay fresh for about 5 days. This isn't crunchy but it shouldn't fall apart when you take a bite either. Happy Healthy Eating, Christie
  15. Can you replace the wheat bran with something else???
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Debbie, Yes, you can increase the oatmeal or use oat bran. I added to to increase the fiber in the recipe. Hope you enjoy it, Christie
  16. At the top of the recipe it says "1 slice". How many slices total in this recipe?
  17. I made this carrot cake baked oatmeal for the super bowl party and it was a crowd favorite! Thanks for sharing!


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