Carrot Cake Oatmeal Baked Donuts

August 4, 2017


If I had to rename the blog, it would most likely be something like Be Oatmeal. Be Peanut Butter. Not the same ring to it, I know, but it would essentially round up the ingredients of the majority of my ingredients, right?!

There’s also no doubt that I love carrot cake if you take a look at my recipes. The options are getting closer and closer to limitless. Here are a few you may enjoy:

Hmmm, I am seeing all of these recipes and noticing that the one thing missing is an actual carrot cake recipe! Guess I will need to get on board with that!

Carrot Cake Oatmeal Baked Donuts

Even though this is a donut recipe, donuts are really not my thing. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I will gladly snag a bite of a good donut, but I feel like they just never sit right on my stomach so they have to be a really good donut to make it worth it, you know what I mean?? I would rather eat cake to be honest. And these donuts are pretty close to that! They are baked cake donuts that are just about out of this world. I used oat flour, because all I need is my oatmeal and a blender and I easily make my own. I also drizzled these with a maple coconut drizzle using nothing but almond milk, shredded coconut and maple syrup. How does that sound for simplicity at its finest?! You could use store bought coconut butter for the drizzle, but honestly a bunch of coconut and a food processor is the way to go for me. Whatever works for you, go for it.

These donuts are wholesome and good enough for a hearty breakfast, but I had them as a midday snack more than a few times. Because, why not?!

Carrot Cake Oatmeal Baked Donuts
Yields 12
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
For the donuts
  1. 1 3/4 c oat flour (make your own by blending about 2 c oats in a high powered blender)
  2. 1/2 c shredded carrot
  3. 1 egg
  4. 2/3 c almond milk or milk of choice
  5. 1/2 c coconut sugar (or granulated sugar of choice)
  6. 2 tsp cinnamon
  7. 1 tsp baking powder
  8. 1 tsp baking soda
  9. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  10. 2 T coconut oil, melted at room temperature
  11. 1/4 tsp sea salt
For glaze
  1. 4 T coconut butter
  2. 2-3 tsp pure maple syrup
  3. 2-3T almond milk or more to desired thinness
Optional ingredients
  1. raisins
  2. chopped pecans or walnuts
  3. shredded coconut
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together milk, egg and vanilla.
  3. Add in coconut oil and sugar and whisk.
  4. In another bowl, combine all dry ingredients and whisk to combine well.
  5. Stir in dry ingredients into wet and then fold in shredded carrot. (you can add raisins or nuts at this time as well if desired.)
  6. Pour evenly into a donut baking pan that has been greased with coconut or desired oil.
  7. Bake for 15-17 minutes or until you can put toothpick in center and it comes out clean.
  8. While donuts are cooling, whisk together glaze ingredients.
  9. Using an icing bag or a plastic bag with a slit cut into the end, drizzle each donut with desired amount. Top with chopped nuts, shredded coconut or even extra shredded carrot.
  10. Store in an airtight container for up to about 5 days or freeze if desired.
  1. To make coconut butter, add about 1 1/2 c shredded unsweetened coconut into a food processor. Allow to process for long periods of time, scraping down the sides when needed until smooth and creamy. This typically takes about 10 minutes or so for me.
Be Whole. Be You.
Cake and donuts just make sense. So carrot cake donuts for the win! Made with wholesome oat flour, these gluten free goodies will be your favorite new breakfast!

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  • Reply Whitney August 7, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    Oats, carrot cake, donuts – you’ve combined so many of my favorite things into this delicious recipe! Can’t wait to try these!

    • Reply Lorie August 7, 2017 at 9:22 pm

      Hope you love them!

  • Reply Jessica @Small Bites by Jessica August 7, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    This would be such a fun treat to make over the weekend. Perfect for brunch!

    • Reply Lorie August 7, 2017 at 9:22 pm

      For sure!

  • Reply Deryn | Running on Real Food August 7, 2017 at 7:04 pm

    I’m totally with ya on the it better be a REALLY GOOD DONUT. I’d go for cake or cookies over donuts…BUT these do look amazing and I love the ingredients, and I really prefer the texture of a baked donut, they’re just so carby and delicious. And that coconut butter drizzle??! YES.

    • Reply Lorie August 7, 2017 at 9:21 pm

      They are pretty much my new go to breakfast/treat/snack/EVERYTHING!

  • Reply Christine - Jar Of Lemons August 8, 2017 at 10:17 am

    YUM! I’m obsessed with carrot cake AND donuts, so I can only imagine that this would be a good thing 😉 Can’t wait to try!

    • Reply Lorie August 9, 2017 at 11:14 pm

      Yay! Hope you love them!

  • Reply Alisa Fleming August 8, 2017 at 11:18 am

    These donuts are calling my name! I love everything about them – the theme, the ingredients, the amazing glaze! And I have everything on hand to make them!

    • Reply Lorie August 9, 2017 at 11:14 pm

      Sounds perfect to me! Enjoy Alisa!

  • Reply Jenn August 8, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    I use a ton of oats and peanut butter too – two of the best ingredients! Loving the look and sound of these carrot cake donuts. What a great way to sneak in some more veg!

    • Reply Lorie August 9, 2017 at 11:13 pm

      I love getting extra veggies in like this!

  • Reply Taylor Kiser August 8, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    These look delicious! Love the flavors you used! Could totally go for one of these for breakfast or as an afternoon snack!

    • Reply Lorie August 9, 2017 at 11:13 pm

      Exactly! The best!

  • Reply Sonali- The Foodie Physician August 8, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    I love carrot cake and I love donuts. Sounds like a perfect combination to me!

    • Reply Lorie August 9, 2017 at 11:13 pm

      Couldn’t agree more!

  • Reply Kristina @ Love & Zest August 8, 2017 at 10:01 pm

    I can picture me now! Devouring a donut with a cup of coffee! Okay I will probably have two they sound that good!

    • Reply Lorie August 9, 2017 at 11:12 pm

      Yes to all of this!

  • Reply Ashley | Fit Mitten Kitchen August 9, 2017 at 7:54 am

    Ah I haven’t gotten my donut pan out in forever! Can’t beat carrot cake, especially in donut form!

    • Reply Lorie August 9, 2017 at 11:12 pm

      It’s time Ashley! Dust it off!

  • Reply E August 9, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    “Be peanut butter” haha that made me laugh out loud! Can’t wait to try this recipe this Fall, thanks Lorie!

    • Reply Lorie August 9, 2017 at 11:12 pm

      My dad sometimes makes jokes and calls it Be Half. Be Me. Oh geez!

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