Breakfast Carrot-Cake Oatmeal Cakes


Enjoy all the classic flavors of carrot cake in these healthy oatmeal cakes. Shredded carrot, raisins and walnuts are packed into each bite. Chopping the raisins helps distribute them throughout the batter. These oatmeal cakes are perfect for a grab-and-go breakfast, but also make for a great snack.

a recipe photo of the Carrot Cake Oatcakes
Photo: Sara Haas
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats

  • 1 ¼ cups low-fat milk

  • cup packed brown sugar

  • ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce

  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup finely shredded carrot

  • ¼ cup raisins, chopped

  • ¼ cup finely chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Coat a 12-cup muffin tin with cooking spray.

  2. Combine oats, milk, brown sugar, applesauce, eggs, cinnamon, baking powder, vanilla, nutmeg and salt in a large bowl. Fold in carrot, raisins and walnuts. Divide the batter between the prepared muffin cups, about 1/3 cup each. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Run a knife around the edges of the cups to release the oatmeal cakes. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.

To make ahead

Freeze oatmeal cakes in an airtight container for up to 3 months. To reheat, microwave 1 oatmeal cake in 30-second intervals until heated through. Alternatively, refrigerate oatmeal cakes in an airtight container for up to 2 days.


Muffin tin with 12 (1/2-cup) cups

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

152 Calories
4g Fat
25g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Serving Size 1 oatmeal cake
Calories 152
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 10g
Added Sugars 6g 12%
Protein 5g 10%
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Vitamin A 502IU 10%
Vitamin D 19IU 5%
Folate 8mcg 2%
Vitamin K 1mcg 1%
Sodium 165mg 7%
Calcium 85mg 7%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 30mg 7%
Potassium 174mg 4%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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