The recipe I'm posting you today is certainly not boring. Can we go back in time to Easter of this year? Do you remember when I posted two different Tropical Carrot Cake Muffin/Carrot Cake Muffin recipes? No? How about one of the most memorable and delicious smoothie I've ever posted on this blog; Tropical Carrot Cake Smoothie. Or the ever so delicious Tropical Carrot Cake with "Cheesecake" Frosting? Well... the other morning when I woke up I was craving these flavours. I knew it would be a little "trickier" since I didn't have my blender or food processor, but I did have a pot so I could steam the carrot (as such in the smoothie recipe).
When I woke up to make this oatmeal recipe, I was incredibly excited. I'd written on a piece of paper the night before the ingredients I wanted to go into this bowl... when it comes to carrot cake I'm a little picky. Over time (especially when it's me baking) I will play with more ingredients, but if ever I was to eat carrot cake at a restaurant/store, I tend to only like the basic carrot cake versions sans nuts and raisins. This version has nuts, and unfortunately I had used up all my raisins when I made the Broccoli and Trail Mix Salad. That was okay though, because I still had walnuts, pineapple, coconut, and of course carrots so I knew it would still taste delicious, and it was.
This reminded me of fall flavours with a tropical summer twist to it. I really enjoyed it, and certainly savoured each and every bite.
Tropical Carrot Cake Oatmeal
Recipe inspired by all of the above links.
- 1/4 cup quinoa flakes
- 1/4 cup soy milk
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 banana, ripened
- 1/4 large carrot (or 4 baby carrots)
- Handful of coconut
- 2-3 chunks of pineapple, cut into tiny pieces
- 1 heaping tsp of cinnamon
- Handful of walnuts
- Dash of salt
Steam your carrot until nice and soft. Once you have a nice soft carrot mash or cut into little chunks. Set aside.
In a medium pot add your quinoa flakes, water, soy milk, dash of salt and cinnamon. Once it’s come to a boil throw in your banana (chunks), carrot, pineapple chunks (leaving some aside to garnish), and some coconut. Mix until you have a nice thick consistency or until you reach your desired consistency. Add to your bowl, top with walnuts, coconut, pineapple and additional cinnamon.
How do you enjoy your carrot cake?