High Protein Carrot Cake Flavour Overnight Oats


April 10, 2016

I love carrot cake, and I love oats. So when I was looking for inspiration for an overnight oats recipe I looked out some of my favourite carrot cake recipes so I could ensure the flavours were as authentic as possible. Therefore this recipe is full of rich spices and plenty of cinnamon (if you follow me on twitter @protein_chef you’ll be aware of my love of cinnamon). It also contains grated carrot just as any good carrot cake should have, which also doubles as a great way to add extra volume without masses of extra calories (win!). I added vanilla whey protein to sweeten and add extra protein but you could easily omit this and simply use a natural sweetener or maple syrup if you don’t have any. So less chat, more instructions. Here’s what you need and how to make your carrot cake overnight oats!…

  • Prep: 35 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins


100g oats

65g grated carrot

350 ml almond milk or water

50g liquid egg whites (I use Two Chicks liquid egg whites which you can buy here)

1/2 tsp mixed spice

1/2 tsp cinnamon

30g vanilla flavour whey protein (I used Smart Protein Optimum Whey)

30g raisins


1In a pan gently simmer the grated carrot with the almond milk (or water) for 5 minutes.

2Then add the spices, egg whites and oats and stir well. Cook for a further 2 minutes and remove from the heat.

3Stir in the whey protein and raisins and leave to cool.

4Once the mixture comes to room temperature transfer to a jar or tupperwear and put it in the fridge. As the name suggests its best to leave it overnight to thicken up, but it’s still great after a few hours chilling.

5Note – You can easily add more or less oats, carrot, egg whites or protein powder to suit your macros.

6Note No.2 – It’s also fantastic hot, simply don’t cool just eat straight away!


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April 10th, 2016