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Macro Friendly Carrot Cake Oatmeal Bake (High Protein)

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If you're a carrot cake lover like me, get excited because our Macro-Friendly Carrot Cake Oatmeal Bake allows you to enjoy all the best carrot cake flavors whenever you want! This is one of our OG recipes and has been one of the most beloved to date. Give this oatmeal bake a try and you'll see why!

Macros & Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 square


Carrot Cake Oatmeal Bake

Tami Smith
Indulgent, comforting carrot cake in a macro-friendly breakfast version. From the moist cake to the sweet frosting, you'll feel like you're cheating when in actuality you're enjoying a perfectly balanced breakfast option.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 143 kcal


  • 1 Small bowl
  • 1 Medium bowl
  • 1 Wooden spoon
  • 1 whisk
  • 1 Grater
  • 1 8×8 casserole dish
  • 1 Blender (if needing to make your own oat flour)


  • 1 cup oats
  • 4 tbsp oat flour
  • 1 scoop protein powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ cup Splenda granular sweetener
  • ½ cup canned pumpkin
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup sugar-free maple syrup
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 cups carrots, grated

Vanilla Maple Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 4 oz block Neufchatel cheese
  • 2 tbsp sugar-free maple syrup
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup confectioner’s sugar


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 8 x 8 inch dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  • To make your own oat flour, simply blend your oatmeal in the blender until smooth and no oat pieces are visual.
  • In a small bowl, mix together all the dry ingredients (oatmeal, oat flour, protein powder, salt, baking powder, nutmeg, and cinnamon).
  • In a medium sized bowl, whisk the egg and add the wet ingredients (applesauce, pumpkin, vanilla, syrup, and milk) Whisk until smooth. Then, stir in the grated carrots until combined.
  • Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and stir until all ingredients are combined and saturated.
  • Pour the batter into your prepared casserole dish.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes.When checking with a toothpick, insert the toothpick into the center of the back and it should come out clean.
  • While the oatmeal bake is in the oven, prepare the frosting.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the cream cheese, maple syrup and vanilla together until smooth.
  • Add the confectioner’s sugar and mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Once baked is removed from the oven, allow the bake to cool to room temperature and then frost. Serve and enjoy!


Nutrition and taste may vary depending on brands used. 


Calories: 143kcalCarbohydrates: 17.2gProtein: 6.7gFat: 5g
Keyword macro friendly
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