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Carrot Cake Overnight Oats

Vegetarian

Prep: 15 mins
Set: Overnight

 

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Carrot cake overnight oats! SO delicious, such an incredible way to increase your vegetable consumption straight away first thing in the morning. The perfect combination of a pre and probiotic rich breakfast with yoghurt oats, carrot and sultanas. 

Carrots are an excellent source of beta-carotene. Beta-carotene is a pro vitamin A, which means it converts to vitamin A after a number of metabolic enzyme reactions. Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin that is involved in eyesight. A stimulus of light converts the chemical structure of vitamin A (retinal) to create a series of events that results in a nerve impulse up the optic nerve that stimulates vision, particularly at night. That’s why they say, eat your carrots to see in the dark! Beta carotene is absorbed best when consumed with a fat therefore, the fats from walnuts and yoghurt will help to increase bioavailability. 

 

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INGREDIENTS
  • 1 x cup OWN oats 
  • ½ x cup coconut flakes 
  • 2 x carrots finely grated
  • ¼ x cup walnuts finely chopped 
  • ¼ x cup sultanas 
  • 1 ½ x cups Greek yoghurt 
  • 1 x cup milk of choice 
  • 1-2 x tsp cinnamon 
  • ½ x tsp nutmeg 
  • ¼ x tsp cloves 
  • Drizzle of maple syrup 
  • Pinch of salt
  • Tsp vanilla 

 

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METHOD:

1.     In a large mixing bowl, add dry ingredients (oats, coconut, sultanas, walnuts, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves) and mix together thoroughly with a spoon. Add in carrot  

2.     Add in yoghurt and combine thoroughly. Add vanilla, maple syrup and milk and stir. 

3.     Once fully stirred through and mixed together evenly, add mixture to jars to set in the fridge overnight. 

4.     Top with extra yoghurt, cinnamon, crushed walnuts and honey! 

 

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Recipe by: Bridget Hunt
@bridgethunt_

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