Carrot Cake Porridge

    55 minutes

    This porridge tastes like carrot cake. It uses Scotch oats, apple, carrot, sultanas, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and it is topped with pecans and plain yoghurt.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 4 cups (1 litre) water
    • 1 cup Scotch oats
    • 1 apple, peeled, cored and chopped
    • 1/2 cup carrot, grated
    • 1/2 cup (80g) sultanas
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 1 tablespoon butter
    • 3/4 cup pecans, chopped
    • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
    • 1/2 cup plain yoghurt

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Bring water to a boil in a heavy, large saucepan then stir in the oats. Reduce heat to a simmer then cook oats until they begin to thicken, about 10 minutes; mix in the apple, carrot, sultanas, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and salt. Let the oats simmer until tender, about 20 more minutes.
    2. While the oats are simmering, melt butter in a frying pan over medium-low heat then stir in the pecans. Toast the nuts until fragrant and lightly browned, 2 to 5 minutes then sprinkle with brown sugar and stir until sugar has melted and coated the pecans.
    3. Serve in bowls, each topped with about 2 tablespoons of the pecan mixture and a dollop of yoghurt.

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    This recipe was very simple. After I topped the oatmeal with the pecan mixture in our bowls, we just poured a little cold fat free evaporated milk over the top and ate it like that, instead of yogurt. We loved it. For us, there were no leftovers. Between my two boys and I, we ate every little bit. It was wonderful.  -  16 Aug 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Wow - this is really good and very filling! This makes a lot so you'll definitely have enough leftover for future mornings. But, if you like carrot cake that won't be a problem! I cut back on the ginger and added some vanilla. I used a combination of walnuts and pecans, plus since I like things a bit sweeter I used vanilla yogurt vs. plain yogurt. I may add a little crushed pineapple to the reheated oatmeal for even more of a "carrot cake" taste and to up the sweet factor. Thanks for a great recipe!  -  03 Jun 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    What a great idea! So Yummy. I didn't have steel cut oats, so I cooked all the ingredients except the oats, until soft, then added quaker oats and cooked for the time listed on the package.  -  28 May 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)