This carrot cake oatmeal is given a fall twist with both apple butter and apples. Topped with apple butter mascarpone it’s quite a cozy fall breakfast!
I play this game every single year, it’s called “how far into fall can I go before turning the heat on?”.
It’s a fun one, you should give it a shot too.
This post is sponsored by Musselman’s.
My goal is always to last until November 1st.
It seems totally doable in the beginning of October when the nights sometimes threaten frost but the days still warm up nicely.
Then the end of the month rolls around and those midday temps just aren’t doing the job.
You find yourself donning sweats, fuzzy socks and a cold nose around the clock but you’re just too stubborn to give in to the thermostat.
And by you, I mean me. Miss. Hater of the Oil Bills.
So, the sweatpants, sweatshirts and fleece socks end up needing a little help from our favorite cold weather friend, the slow cooker.
I actually think making breakfast in the slow cooker is more convenient than dinner.
Slow cooker dinners have a few downfalls like having to touch raw meat first thing in the morning before things like coffee have kicked in, browning said meat and dirtying another pot and then worrying about leaving the house with the appliance cooking away on the counter all day.
Slow cooker breakfasts, like this apple butter carrot cake oatmeal (or this chocolate cherry steel cut oatmeal and millet porridge) avoid all these things and take that “I’m too stubborn to turn on the heat yet” chill out of your bones right as you wake up.
If you’re a carrot cake fan, you’re going to love this fall twist to that classic flavor combination.
With Musselman’s apple butter as the sole sweetener (it’s more than just a spread! Although, totally delicious and perfect on these paleo pumpkin english muffins) and diced apples throughout, it’s as if fall exploded in this cozy bowl of steel cut carrot cake oatmeal.
The mascarpone apple butter swirled in gives a creamy decadent taste reminiscent of the cream cheese frosting you’d find atop any good slice of carrot cake.
It’s like a way better version of the old school fruit and cream oatmeal packets from childhood. Ps – if you loved those, try this strawberries and cream oatmeal or these peaches and coconut cream oats.
So if this is what has to be done to hold out until November 1st on the heat front, I think I’m going to win the game this year.
Also check out 10 ways to use apple butter for a bunch of sweet and savory recipe ideas!
For vegan - omit the marscapone apple butter topping. This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition information can vary for a variety of reasons. For the most precise nutritional data use your preferred nutrition calculator based on the actual ingredients you used in the recipe.
For the oatmeal:
For the apple butter marscapone:
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 341Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 82mgCarbohydrates: 61gFiber: 7gSugar: 26gProtein: 7g
For vegan - omit the marscapone apple butter topping.
This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition information can vary for a variety of reasons. For the most precise nutritional data use your preferred nutrition calculator based on the actual ingredients you used in the recipe.