Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Jammin' My Oatmeal

Last week at the farmer's market I picked up some Carrot Cake Jam from The Granola Tree. The ingredients are simple and natural - carrots, pineapple, apple, sugar, lemon, pectin, pecans, and spices.  All fresh, nothing weird or unpronounceable, which is what I look for when buying jam at the farmer's market.

Yesterday I decided to stir some into my morning oats to make a quick and easy carrot cake oatmeal.  Oh my.  It was amazing.  Just like carrot cake!  And oh so easy.  I hardly need to include a recipe, but it will look more professional if I do.  (ha ha)

Carrot Cake Jam Oatmeal
(printable recipe)


1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (I use Almond Breeze) 
splash of vanilla extract (optional)
2 tbsp. carrot cake jam
1/4 cup raisins


1. Combine oats, almond milk, and vanilla in a microwave-safe bowl and stir.

2. Microwave on high power for 2 minutes.  Stir and microwave for another 30 seconds.

3. Add jam and raisins.  Stir well and cover for 3 minutes before eating.  

Makes 1 serving.


  1. Beats packets of instant oatmeal any day....more nutrition, little effort required.

  2. I love that you tried something a little different with the jam. I always say Jam is not just for toast! Eat Well to Live Well!

    1. I'll have to try it on toast next. For some reason oatmeal seemed like the most logical 1st application. :)