Microwave Carrot Cake

Microwave Carrot Cake


Every week, The Oatmeal Artist posts a roundup of oatmeal recipes and Instagram pics, often based on an announced theme.  This week, her theme is vegetables.  I may have gone a little crazy…


Here’s  all the vegetable-oatmeal dishes I made:

  • Apple-Cinnamon Sweet Potato Oatmeal
  • Carrot Cake Oatmeal Mug Cake (the recipe I am posting now)
  • Mac-n-Cheese Oatmeal using vegetable pasta (recipe coming next Friday)
  • Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies (using Amy’s recipe)
  • Orange Dreamsicle Green Oatmeal Smoothie Bowl (recipe coming eventually…)

What can I say? I love oatmeal, and I love a challenge!



  • 1/4 cup oatmeal
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • Topping ideas: cream cheese, raisins, walnuts, shredded carrot, coconut


  • Chop the carrot into several large chunks.  Grind carrot and oatmeal in the food processor until it forms a course flour.
  • Add orange juice, baking soda, and cinnamon to the food processor.  Pulse 4-5 times to combine all ingredients.
  • Coat a single-serve ramekin or a mug with nonstick spray.  Pour batter into mug.
  • Microwave for two minutes.  Let cool.
  • Decorate with desired toppings.
  • Eat and enjoy!


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