All posts tagged: carrot cake

Carrot Cake Baked Oats

If left to my own devices, I would very much be a ‘cake for breakfast’ person almost all of the time. My favourite thing about birthdays is that they usually leave a good few days of cake for breakfast in their wake. Carrot Cake Baked Oats give off big cake for breakfast energy without having to commit to the sugar high or the urgent need for second breakfast (a slice of birthday cake needs a toast chaser, at the very least, to keep one going until lunchtime). This isn’t one of my super-quick-on-the-table-in-two-seconds recipes, I’ve found that during the lockdowns I’ve enjoyed taking a little bit more time over my breakfast now that I’m not trying to get to the gym, do my hair, slap on a full face of make up and somehow shove some food down my gullet before arriving at my desk for 9am. It’s not a three hour stew, but there’s certainly more chopping and grating and washing up than you might be used to at breakfast time. A note on …

Vegan Carrot Cake Porridge

Vegan Carrot Cake Porridge

OK so I’m finally really, really, for realsies embracing autumn now. I’ve put fairylights next to the fridge. There are little ornamental pumpkins sat by the window behind the stove. We watched both The Deathly Hallows Pt 1 and The Deathly Hallows Pt 2 on the trot last night. The next logical step? Cake for breakfast. Yes, if we’re going to be inside and damp and miserable, we might as well just constantly treat ourselves. That’s the way this season goes. Never ending self indulgence to make up for how sodding dark it is. In my defence, this porridge isn’t even really that cakey. I’ve not added sugar – apart from the sultanas and mixed peel – and I’m sure it’s probably a relatively sensible first meal, what with the chopped nuts and the oats that’ll slowly release energy throughout the day. I mean I won’t look into its nutritional value too keenly for fear of disappointment, but there are certainly less healthy starts to the day than this. This recipe is coming at you …