We know that oatmeal can be the perfect base for a healthy breakfast. Oats are a good source of fiber, protein, magnesium, iron, and zinc. And while we've tried a number of methods to whip up the whole grain, overnight oats is one of our surefire favorites – mostly because they're so easy to make.
This carrot cake-inspired overnight oats recipe is one of those breakfasts that has the potential to turn anyone – even breakfast skeptics – into a morning person as it picks up on healthy, dessert-inspired flavors.
"This raw oatmeal and carrot cake is always a hit when I make it," says Chef Amber Caudle. "Oat overnight oats are a staple in my house and so easy to grab in the morning. My body loves this raw oatmeal flour because my body digests it easily and seriously reminds me of delicious carrot cake." The ingredients in this recipe add more than just to the carrot cake flavor. They provide support for our gut, which means our brains are happier too.
"I am so convinced that a healthy gut equals a healthy and happy brain," she tells mindbodygreen. "This connection is so important and an issue that is very close to my heart. I always focus on having strong, healthy gut to strengthen my mind and brain." Research has shown that the gut-brain axis connecting the two means that foods that support our gut are also brain-healthy – including the high-fiber ingredients in this delicious oatmeal recipe.