Packed with carrots, coconut, cinnamon, and raisins, this Carrot Cake Granola takes breakfast up a notch. Gluten free, refined sugar free, and loaded with ingredients that will keep you full all morning long.

Packed with carrots, coconut, cinnamon, and raisins, this Carrot Cake Granola takes breakfast up a notch. Gluten free, refined sugar free, and loaded with ingredients that will keep you full all morning long.

Carrot cake is one of my favorite things. It’s moist, slightly spiced, and filling. It’s loaded with carrots, coconut, raisins, and more. Oh, and there’s usually cream cheese frosting. Bring on the carrot cake!

But it being the middle of summer and all, cake seemed a little heavy this week. The end result? All the flavors of carrot cake in a delicious granola that’s perfect over yogurt, milk, or even on its own. But beware, it’s addicting.

Packed with carrots, coconut, cinnamon, and raisins, this Carrot Cake Granola takes breakfast up a notch. Gluten free, refined sugar free, and loaded with ingredients that will keep you full all morning long.

I baked it twice- the first baking makes it chewy and moist, while the second crisps up the outside for a crunch in each and every bite.

Packed with carrots, coconut, cinnamon, and raisins, this Carrot Cake Granola takes breakfast up a notch. Gluten free, refined sugar free, and loaded with ingredients that will keep you full all morning long.

What many people don’t realize about store bought granola is that it can be loaded with sugar. And when you’re starting out your day, the last thing you want is a sugar hit.

In comes homemade granola. You directly control the amount of sugar that goes into your granola. Plus, you can toss in or take out whatever ingredients you want.

Plus plus, it’s way cheaper.

Packed with carrots, coconut, cinnamon, and raisins, this Carrot Cake Granola takes breakfast up a notch. Gluten free, refined sugar free, and loaded with ingredients that will keep you full all morning long.

Plus plus plus, you can make delicious flavors like carrot cake granola. I mean, talk about having your cake and eating it too.

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RECIPE

Carrot Cake Granola

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup almond butter
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 3/4 cup finely shredded carrots
  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut flakes (I used sweetened, but you can use whatever you prefer)
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup organic flax seeds
  • 3/4 cup whole almonds (roasted or plain)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9x13 inch pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine coconut oil, almond butter, vanilla extract, honey, salt, and spices. Stir in remaining ingredients until evenly combined.
  3. Pour mixture into pan, spreading evenly to the edges (use the spatula to smooth things out). Bake for 35 minutes, until the granola is lightly golden brown along the edges. Allow to cool slightly (placing them in the freezer for about 15 minutes does the trick), then break apart with your fingers so only small chunks remain, and return to oven for an additional 10 minutes. This will crisp up the granola beautifully! Allow to cool completely before bagging.

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45 comments

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This looks and sounds incredible! I am the worlds biggest fan of carrot cake so this is totally my thing!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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As am I. Let’s start a carrot cake festival, yes?

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I love this, what is not to like !

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Carrot cake in granola form is sheer brilliance! Looks fabulous and I’m sure, taste even better. I’ll be trying this 🙂

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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So glad you enjoy, Jennifer!

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Oh yum, there is no way I would be able to stop eating this! Love that I can control how much sugar goes into it, this way! 🙂

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Less sugar means more granola, right? Tehee!

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Carrot cake is one of my favorites too Sarah, so this granola is right up my alley! Brilliant idea to make carrot cake into a granola!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you Mary Ann!

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We can have carrot cake flavored granola? Where has this been all my life?! It sounds incredible!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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That’s what I thought. Now life is complete.

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What a great idea, Sarah! I love carrot cake and I love granola, so I just know I’d devour these clusters!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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You know my ways 🙂

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I am a carrot cake fanatic and a granola addict (see my latest post, lol) so this is SCREAMING my name! Can’t wait to try it 🙂

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Uhm, LOVE your latest post!

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Plus plus it’s just amazing!! I love homemade granola and really can’t remember a time I don’t have some in my kitchen. Adding this to my list of must try!!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Hahaha, thank you gal pal 🙂

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girl after my heart! this recipe is gorgeous.

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you Caitlin!

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oh wow what a fun recipe Sarah! Carrot cake in form of granola? I’m afraid this wouldn’t last too long in my house!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Nor did it in mine 🙂

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Can’t wait to make this recipe for family…friends…coworkers…strangers… ;D This looks so delicious. I am so excited to start baking it! major heart eyes for this website. So glad I found you off of AK. 😛

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you Michelle! So glad you found me! I’m sure they’d all enjoy it… especially the strangers. Ha!

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Oooh I love this recipe! What a neat idea! Perfect for carrot cake lovers like me!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thanks Jess! I devoured it 🙂

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I love this – I can have my cake for breakfast and eat it too!!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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EXACTLY! Thanks Megan 🙂

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You know, I’ve always got homemade granola in my house! But I’ve been in a bit of a granola rut lately. So this couldn’t have come at a better time. Love the flavors in this, Sarah – it’s pure comfort food and a perfect snack on the go! Thank you for this!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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That’s right! I’ll have to try some of your granola one day 🙂

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I think you are an absolute genius! Seriously a freakin genius!!!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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And you are the best. Love ya!

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you made carrot cake granola?! I LOVE this!!! totally going to try this!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Yaaaaaas

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YUMMO! also you get extra points for having vegetables for breakfast 🙂 I sort of rotate flavours of nuts/fruits in my homemade granola and am definitely going to try this on the next batch!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Oh totally! I didn’t even think of that!

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Healthy carrot cake!! This is such a good thing since I am a carrot cake addict. Perfect way to start the day!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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It seems like we bloggers all are carrot cake addicts. Ha!

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This looks amazing! Carrot cake is the best, and I love incorporating those flavors into breakfast or a snack 🙂 Pinning!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you my dear!

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Genius! Looks awesome, pinned!

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Ooh so creative! This looks so good and healthy!

Definitely going to be making this the next time I make granola.

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Girl, you made carrot cake granola?? Brilliant and totally the way to my heart!

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I’ve probably never commented on any blog, recipe, or anything-ever. But everything on your blog, from your photography to flavor pairings are incredible. You are beyond talent!! Excited to make this, rhubarb bars and white chocolate brownies asap. Such a fan!!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Hi Hannah! Well thank you so much for commenting on MY blog! It makes my day 🙂 I couldn’t get enough of this granola. The rhubarb bars were gone in a matter of days in our house. And The white chocolate brownies…. you’ll just have to see for yourself. Do let me know what you think and happy baking!!!

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I made it & loved every bite! Delicious! 🙂

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