WW Recipe of the Day: Crock Pot Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal
Crock pot baked oatmeal is now in my regular breakfast rotation. I like it much better than traditional porridge-like oatmeal.
Probably because it's more like eating a muffin. A moist, dense, not-too-sweet muffin that keeps me energized for hours.
If you've never tried crock pot baked oatmeal, it's a great make-ahead breakfast that can be quickly reheated for a filling and healthy way to begin your day.
I love to make it in the crock pot (affiliate link) on the weekend to re-warm during the week.
It's really easy to make. You just stir everything together, pour it into your slow cooker, and let it cook for about 3 to 5 hours.
Or, you can pour it into a casserole dish (affiliate link) and bake it at 350F degrees for 45 - 60 minutes.
Packed with shredded carrots, crushed pineapple, coconut and chopped walnuts, this carrot cake baked oatmeal is a healthy way to enjoy the flavors of carrot cake for breakfast.
I got the idea from Beth at Budget Bytes after her post for Morning Glory Baked Oatmeal showed up in my inbox.
How Many Calories and WW Points in this Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal?
I keep playing with my easy slow cooker baked oatmeal recipe to make it lighter and healthier.
This time I:
- Omitted the oil altogether and used more unsweetened applesauce to compensate.
- Decreased the sugar from ¾ cup to ½ cup.
- Added 1 cup of shredded carrots and a small can of well-drained crushed pineapple.
Each serving of this crock pot carrot cake baked oatmeal has 243 calories and:
7 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
7 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
4 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
6 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
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I love to use the 2-Quart ceramic insert from my Crock-Pot 3-in-1 Slow Cooker (affiliate link) when making baked oatmeal. It's the perfect size.
If you like this easy carrot cake baked oatmeal, be sure to check out my other Weight Watchers friendly oatmeal recipes including Crock Pot Baked Oatmeal with Coconut, Individual Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal Muffin Cups, Raspberry Oatmeal Muffins, Banana Oatmeal Cookies and Applesauce Oatmeal Cookies
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Crock Pot Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal Recipe
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 cup skim milk (I used vanilla coconut milk beverage)
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups uncooked oatmeal (old-fashioned or quick oats, not instant)
- 1 cup shredded carrots
- 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained
- ¼ cup shredded coconut
- 3 tablespoons chopped walnuts
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- Ideal slow cooker size: 2- to 4-Quart.
- Grease the slow cooker insert with non-stick cooking spray.
- In a large bowl whisk together the eggs, applesauce, milk, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt, until well blended and creamy.
- Add the oats, carrots, pineapple, coconut, walnuts, and baking powder and stir until well mixed.
- Pour into your greased slow cooker.
- Cover with 3 to 4 layers of paper towels (to prevent condensation from dripping into the oatmeal).
- Cover and cook on LOW for 3 to 5 hours, until the edges are golden brown and the center is set. (Mine was done in 4 hours.)
- Serve hot, or let it stand in the slow cooker for up to an hour, and then cut it into pieces for serving.
*Points® calculated by WW. *PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
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I used the 2-Quart ceramic insert from my Crock-Pot 3-in-1 Slow Cooker (affiliate link) to make this crock pot carrot cake baked oatmeal.
In this video, the Domestic Goddess shows how easy it is to make baked oatmeal three different ways:
Martha is the founder and main content writer for Simple-Nourished-Living.
A longtime lifetime WW at goal, she is committed to balancing her love of food and desire to stay slim while savoring life and helping others do the same.
She is the author of the Smart Start 28-Day Weight Loss Challenge.
A huge fan of the slow cooker and confessed cookbook addict, when she's not experimenting in the kitchen, you're likely to find Martha on her yoga mat.
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LOL I had the same thought when I read the Budget Bytes recipe--mmm, this sounds almost like carrot cake!
Unlike you, I hadn't gotten around to tinkering with it, so thank you for taking care of that for me. 🙂
Hi Cammy, Glad I could help! It's definitely a recipe I'll be making again.
Sounds yummy! Could I use honey in place of the 1/2cup brown sugar? Or, maybe some dates, pureed with the applesauce would work... And, is the 1tsp salt necessary? Thank you!
I haven't tried it with honey or pureed dates/applesauce, but this recipe is very forgiving so I think it should work. - Martha
Hi Marvina. I believe I used sweetened coconut, but whichever you prefer should work. Hope this helps. ~Martha
Hi Martha I tried the slow Cooker Carrot Cake Oatmeal recipe. I tweaked it slightly in that I used unsweetened Vanilla Almond milk. I used a 1/4 cup of brown sugar and two stevia Sweetner packets. I baked it in a casserole dish as opposed to the slow cooker 60 minutes at 325 degrees. It came out perfect, moist and delicious. I also cut it into 9 pieces instead of 8. Thank you.
I baked this in the oven rather than the crock pot It was very good Will make it again
Jose Antonio Ayala
Love this recipe I am hooked . I eat it daily. I have tweaked it further to make it even more healthy. I use 1/3 Cup of sugar instead of one half. I also add two packets of stevia. Additionally I include a 1/4 Cup of cranberry raisins.
We really enjoyed the Baked Oatmeal. Very moist and tasty. My husband thought it was great too!
I baked in the oven. I used Swerve Brown Sugar replacement in place of the brown sugar. Also substituted vanilla Premier Protein drink in place of the skim milk. This is the first baked oatmeal I've ever made. It was delicious!! I've made several other variations since then, but this one remains my favotite!!! Thank you for a great recipe!
Looks great! Could i cook it in my instant pot?