To die for and so easy Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal Bars!

Made super healthy with applesauce, carrots, oats, chia, raisins, walnuts, pumpkin seeds and Greek yogurt frosting, you will be making them over and over again!

Perfect for a healthy breakfast idea or a snack!

Sliced baked oatmeal breakfast bars with Greek yogurt frosting in a pan.

My right thumb’s knuckle can’t heal properly because I keep grating carrots day after day, baking these oatmeal breakfast bars, carrot cake baked oatmeal, healthy carrot cake bars, and scooping carrot cake truffles.

As I grow up, the more I follow my heart doing what makes me happy.

And right now happy means a lot of carrots baked with a million of superfoods, topped with creamy Greek yogurt frosting and eaten for breakfast.

Skies know, I do not like cooking breakfast. So it better be ready for me in the morning.

Baked oatmeal bars with yogurt frosting on blue plate.

Ingredients You Will Need

The list of ingredients seems long like for healthy carrot cake, but I promise they are simple and this recipe is easy!

  • Carrots
  • Rolled or quick oats
  • Eggs or flax egg
  • Milk
  • Applesauce
  • Maple syrup or honey
  • Avocado or olive oil
  • Whole wheat spelt or gluten free flour
  • Chia seeds
  • Raisins
  • Walnuts
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Spices – Vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt.
  • Baking powder and soda, cooking spray.
Grated carrots, oats, chia seeds, raisins, walnuts, pumpkin seeds in a grey bowl.

How to Make Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal Bars

All you have to do is first whisk the eggs, milk, applesauce, maple syrup, oil, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl.

Then add carrots, oats, flour, chia, raisins, walnuts, pumpkin seeds and using spatula mix very well. Batter will be thick and chunky. Transfer it to 9 x 13 baking dish lined with parchment paper and level with spatula.

Once you press it into the baking dish, it will all bake together and you end up with healthy baked oatmeal basically. Super healthy one.

Bake for 30 minutes, remove from the oven and let cool off until room temperature, if planning on frosting. If not, then can slice and enjoy hot. But leaving it like this is not super exciting for me, but you can.

Carrot cake oatmeal bars batter stirred with spatula in gray bowl.

Creamy Greek Yogurt Frosting

Here is Greek yogurt frosting and it goes so well on these baked oatmeal breakfast bars. It makes them balanced and wonderfully moist.

Start with lining a colander with cheesecloth folded 4 times or linen towel. Place it over a smaller bowl, so it sits on it. Add Greek yogurt and let it drain in the fridge for 2-4 hours, up to 6 hours or overnight is OK.

Prepare frosting by whisking together in a bowl, strained Greek yogurt, maple syrup, cinnamon and vanilla extract. Then spread on top of baked oatmeal and using serrated knife cut into 16 bars.

You might also like to make easy healthy cream cheese frosting with Greek yogurt instead!

Enjoy and please let me know how you like them!

Greek yogurt frosting whisked in blue bowl.

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Sliced baked oatmeal bars with frosting in blue baking dish.
Sliced baked oatmeal bars with Greek yogurt frosting in baking dish.

Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal Bars

To die for and so easy Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal Bars! Made super healthy with Greek yogurt frosting, you will be making them over and over again!
5 from 6 votes
Servings 16 bars
Calories 279
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients 
 

Greek Yogurt Frosting:

Instructions 

  • Start with Greek yogurt frosting. Line a colander with cheesecloth folded 4 times and place over a smaller bowl. Add yogurt and let drain in the fridge for 2-4 hours, up to 6 hours is OK.
  • Bake bars. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F, line 9 x 13 baking dish with unbleached parchment paper and spray with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, add eggs, milk, applesauce, maple syrup, oil, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, baking soda and salt; whisk well to combine. Add carrots, oats, flour, chia, raisins, walnuts, and pumpkin seeds; using spatula mix very well.
  • Transfer mixture to previously prepared baking dish, level with spatula and then press into the dish. Bake for 30 minutes, remove from the oven and let cool off until room temperature.
  • Frost bars. Prepare frosting by whisking together in a bowl, strained Greek yogurt, maple syrup, cinnamon and vanilla extract. Then spread on top of baked oatmeal and using serrated knife cut into 16 bars.

Store: Refrigerate covered tightly with plastic for up to 7 days.

    Nutrition

    Serving: 1bar | Calories: 279kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 198mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g
    Course: Breakfast
    Cuisine: American Ukrainian
    Author: Olena Osipov
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    Comments

    1. 5 stars
      I love what you wrote before the recipe! Your wisdom & recipe are so welcome in my life! Thank you. Prayers for Ukraine.

    2. Hi Olena, greetings from New Zealand . I stumbled across your site while looking for a carrot cake recipe and found these breakfast bars so I just had to try them . THey are very nice even without the frosting. One comment though, your conversions to metric appears to have a few errors , EG one cup of walnuts weighs approximately 140 grams whereas your conversion uses 237 grams; similarly, with the pumpkin seeds , 1 cup weighs about 160 g, your conversion users 64 grams . I used the customary US version as this seemed to be the version you would have used ?? I will certainly be trying more recipes from your site . regards Anton

    3. 5 stars
      Thank you for the recipe! I have to keep looking at the ingredients to remind myself how healthy these are because they taste so good it’s hard to believe. I love how hearty they are and how they have so many good-for-you whole ingredients. I used pepitas for the pumpkin seeds since I knew I like them and not sure how tender the white seeds would get. First time trying flax eggs and they worked great. I don’t usually like plain yogurt but it does make an excellent frosting – adds a great tang to the bars. Ive made a couple other recipes and loved them as well.

    4. 5 stars
      Hi Olena, I was looking forward to making these so much. I think I overbaked mine, my oven tenperature fluctuates, it’s not accurate. So when they cooled they weren’t as moist as I’d hoped. But even though they weren’t perfect, they still tasted really good. Nice texture, delicately spiced. Lovey and tasty. I haven’t made the frosting yet but I’m sure that will compliment it. Can’t wait to make these again, so easy. I love recipes where you can just throw everything in a bowl and mix.

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