Carrot cake porridge

carrot cake porridge

Erin Dwyer - Research Dietitian, 13 June 2018

Carrots in porridge? For some, an odd combination but we promise, it is super delicious! We have also added the newly tested hemp seeds, hemp seeds are a complete vegetarian protein source with a mild nutty flavour. They are becoming more widely available all over the world.

This breakfast is

  • High in soluble fibre thanks to the oats, linseeds and carrots
  • Full of healthy fats with hemp seeds, walnuts and linseeds
  • Contains protein from hemp, oats and walnuts the to keep you feeling satisfied
  •  Adds extra vegetables to your diet
  •  Tasty and warming 


  • 1 cup of oats
  • 3 cups of water
  • 2 medium carrots, grated
  •  1 Tsp cinnamon
  •  1 Tbsp Linseeds (Flaxseeds)
  •  ¼ cup Raisins OR dried cranberries (40g)
  •  ¼ cup walnuts (or other low FODMAP nut you like)
  •  ½ cup milk of your choice
  •  4 Tablespoons hemp seeds (optional)
  •  Maple syrup to serve


  1. In a medium pot, add the oats and water stirring with a wooden spoon over medium heat. 
  2. When the oats just come to a boil, turn the heat down and add the carrots and cinnamon, stirring
  3. When the porridge has cooked to your liking, about 10-12 minutes total, take off the heat and stir in the dried fruit and nuts. 
  4. Serve into 4 bowls and top with the milk, maple syrup and to boost your protein, 1 tablespoon of hemp seeds. 
Note: For a gluten free option, try using quinoa instead of oats.
Nutrition information/serve
Energy 1213.7kJ
Protein 9.6g
Carbohydrates 29.5g
- Sugars 12.3g
Fat 14g
- Saturated fat 2.0g
Fibre 5.6g
Sodium 55mg
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