Healthy Carrot Cake Overnight Oats With Kefir

bowl of carrot cake overnight oats topped with toasted pecans and coconut flakes with a gold spoon beside it.

These healthy overnight oats are loaded with everything you love about carrot cake - carrots, cinnamon, pecans, pineapple, raisins, and coconut - and conveniently made with probiotic-rich kefir. They're a delicious and filling make ahead breakfast! (gluten-free, refined sugar-free)


  • 3/4 cup plain kefir
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup grated carrot
  • 3 tbsp canned crushed pineapple
  • 2 tbsp shredded coconut
  • 2 tbsp chopped pecans
  • 2 tbsp raisins
  • 1/2 tsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg


  1. Pour kefir and maple syrup into a jar or other container with a lid.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and stir. 
  3. Close lid and refrigerate overnight. 
  4. In the morning, stir, top with any additional toppings and enjoy!


  • If your oats are too thick when you're ready to eat them, simply stir in a little more kefir.
  • For a really delicious bowl of oatmeal, top your overnight oats with toasted pecans and coconut!

Ingredient Substitutions

  • Leave out any of the toppings (pecans, raisins, etc.) that you don't care for.
  • Use vanilla kefir in place of plain if you'd like.
  • If you don't have kefir, use 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt + 1/3 cup milk of your choice.
  • For a vegan option, use your favorite non-dairy drinkable probiotic yogurt (such as siggi's).
  • Omit the maple syrup for a no added sugar option.
  • Use finely chopped fresh pineapple in place of canned. 
  • Use walnuts in place of pecans.

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