Spiced Carrot Cake Oats
Recipe type: Breakfast
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Serves: 1
Spiced carrot cake-inspired dish. Lovely in winter for breakfast and a great change from your usual oat-based breakfast.
  • ½ cup (125ml) low fat milk
  • Scant ¼ cup (20g) large flake oats
  • ¼ teaspoon (1 ml) cinnamon
  • Pinch mixed spice
  • 1 date (about 10g), chopped
  • ½ medium carrot (40g), grated (if you like a really thick oat consistency, do not double this amount for a bigger portion)
  • 4 Pecan nut halves(10g), lightly toasted
  1. Place milk, oats, spices and dates in a small pan on the stove.
  2. Bring to the boil over moderate heat and allow to cook for 5-7 minutes until oats start becoming creamy. Cooking the oats can be done in the microwave: place all ingredients in a large flat bowl (to prevent spilling over), cook for 90 seconds, stir and cook for another 90 seconds.
  3. Mix in the grated carrots, top with the lightly toasted nuts and serve. Depending on consistency, some people may want some additional milk.
Recipe by Informed Appetite at https://dietitianjohannesburg.co.za/spiced-carrot-cake-oats/