Dorm Recipe: Clean Layered Carrot Cake

carrot cake


  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup carrots, finely chopped or shredded
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Dash nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 1/4 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • Raisins (optional)
  • Pecans (optional)


  1. In a microwave safe bowl, combine water, oats, carrots, cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. vanilla, and nutmeg.
  2. Cook in the microwave for about 2 to 3 minutes, until it reaches a thick consistency.
  3. Stir in honey.
  4. Place bowl in fridge until mixture cools, about 20 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, stir remaining 1/2 tsp. vanilla into the yogurt.
  6. After the oat mixture has cooled, layer it with the yogurt in a small container, and top with raisins or pecans if desired.
  7. Refrigerate for about 10 minutes before eating.

Enjoy this for breakfast, a snack, or a clean dessert!! You can even make it the night before and keep it in the fridge for a quick breakfast. I layered mine in a small plastic container with a lid so I could make it ahead of time and keep it in the fridge for a midnight snack.