Carrot and Walnut Oats
Matthew Kadey, MS, RD
Matthew Kadey, MS, RD
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576 Calories
111 g Carbs
11 g Protein
12 g Fat
Total Time
1 serving

Many people struggle to eat enough vegetables, so why not use oatmeal to sneak in a little more? Shredded carrot adds earthy sweetness and beta-carotene, which your body converts into immune-boosting vitamin A. A Journal of Nutrition study found that higher consumption of beta-carotene helps maintain healthy cholesterol levels.

Steel-Cut Oats Foundation Ingredients

  • ¼ cup steel-cut oats
  • ⅝ cup water
  • 1 pinch salt

Carrots and Walnuts Topping Ingredients

  • ½ cup milk (2% fat)
  • 1 carrot, shredded
  • ⅓ cup raisins
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • 2 tbsp walnuts, chopped
  • 2 tbsp dried unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup

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  1. Place steel-cut oats, a pinch of salt, and water in a medium saucepan.
  2. Bring to a slight simmer, turn off the heat, and let oats soak covered overnight.
  3. In the morning, heat prepared oats with milk, carrot, raisins, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  4. Top oatmeal with chopped walnuts and coconut flakes. Finish it off with a drizzle of pure maple syrup.

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