Weight Watchers 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 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 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.
The Skinny on Crock Pot 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 3/4 cup to 1/2 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, *6 Weight Watchers PointsPlus (60 calories and 2 Points+ less than my crock pot coconut baked oatmeal) and *7 Weight Watchers SmartPoints.
I love to use the 2-Quart Insert from my Hamilton Beach 3-in-1 Slow Cooker for when making baked oatmeal. It’s the perfect size.
In this video, the Domestic Goddess shows how easy it is to make baked oatmeal three different ways:
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.
Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal, my favorite crock pot baked oatmeal to date, low in fat, high in fiber and a deliciously satisfying breakfast that keeps me full for hours.
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 cup skim milk (I used vanilla coconut milk beverage)
- 1/2 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
- 1/4 cup shredded coconut
- 3 tablespoons chopped walnuts
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
Ideal slow cooker size: 2- to o4-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.
*6 Weight Watchers PointsPlus
*7 Weight Watchers SmartPoints
*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 Weight Watchers Zero Points fruits and vegetables using the WW Recipe Builder.
Here’s another recipe for Baked Banana Oatmeal:
More Baked Oatmeal Recipes for Weight Watchers
Raspberry Peach Baked Oatmeal Muffins (EmilyBites)
Banana Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal Cups (OrganizeYourselfSkinny)
Baked Oatmeal with Blueberries & Bananas (SkinnyTaste)
Chocolate Trail Mix Baked Oatmeal (Cookin’Canuck)
Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal (EatYourselfSkinny)
Orange Cranberry Baked Oatmeal Singles (EmilyBites)
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I used the 2-quart ceramic insert from my Hamilton Beach 3-in-1 Slow Cooker to make this crock pot carrot cake baked oatmeal:
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