Carrot Cake Overnight Power Oatmeal (Serves 1; Crockpot Recipe!)
1/2 Cup oats
1/2 Cup water
1/2 Cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/2 Cup grated carrot
1/2 Cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 Cup crushed pineapple, drained
2 Packets Truvia/Stevia
1 Teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 Teaspoon pumpkin spice (or 1/4 Teaspoon each of nutmeg, ginger, and cloves)
1 Scoop vanilla whey protein powder (I used About Time/SDC Nutrition in Birthday Cake flavor)
Optional: raisins and/or walnuts
Combine all ingredients in a crockpot, mixing thoroughly. Cook on low for 8 hours, or until the majority of the liquid has been absorbed. Garnish with raisins and/or walnuts if desired.
Even my husband, whose typical reaction to carrot cake is "what is this healthy vegetable stuff doing in my cake?," gobbled this carrot cake oatmeal down. I hope you guys enjoy this recipe!