Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal

Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal
ingredients
all
3 cups rolled oats
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp cardamon
fresh grated nutmeg
1/4 cup cereal mix
see notes
1 cup walnuts
roughly chopped
3 cups almond milk
could also use coconut milk
1/4 cup coconut cream
1/4 cup maple syrup
could also use honey
1 tsp vanilla
2 whole carrots
grated, about 2 cups
1/2 cup golden raisins
2 tsp coconut oil
2 cups vegan struesel
optional topping, see notes
1/4 cup coconut manna
optional
cookware
This is an easy make-ahead breakfast dish that can feed a bunch of people. Its whole grain goodness will keep you feeling satisfied and energized all morning!
1
Mix dry ingredients in large bowl.
2
Add almond milk, coconut cream, maple syrup, vanilla, carrots and raisins and mix to combine.
3
Pour mixture into 9 x 13 Pyrex dish, coated with coconut oil and allow to sit, refrigerated over night.
4
In the morning add optional vegan struesel topping.
5
Bake at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes or until set and browned.
6
Serve drizzled with warmed coconut manna.
notes
Cereal mix is equal parts ground flax seed, unsweetened coconut flakes and chia seeds. I make a batch of this and keep it in a glass jar to use as a hot cereal topping, adding extra fiber to a muffin recipe, smoothies or even as an egg replacer.

Coconut Manna is an indulgent whole coconut puree or coconut butter. You will likely have to visit a health food or special store to find it, but it's worth the extra effort if you want to take this dish to the next level. Warm it up a bit to use it like a frosting glaze.