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Carrot Cake in a Bowl

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What’s up doc?
In a former life, I was Bugs Bunny.

I even have a special recipe tab: My Carrot Cake Recipes.
Now, there’s one more for the list:


This is based off of the wildly-popular Banana Bread in a Bowl.

And you get a vegetable serving from this breakfast!


Carrot Cake in a Bowl
(serves 1)

  • 1 banana (I used frozen)
  • 1 cup milk of choice
  • 1 cup flake cereal (I used spelt flakes) (You can use gluten-free)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 large carrot, peeled
  • dash salt
  • optional: you can also add some coconut butter or oil

Steam the carrot first, then combine all of the ingredients in a food processor, blender, or Magic Bullet. Blend until smooth. Now eat! Optional: top with walnuts, shredded carrots, cinnamon, and/or raisins.

See original post for Calories and Nutrition Info.

For my next carrot-cake magic trick, in honor of Bugs Bunny, I’ll make carrot cake ice cream. After all, I like putting vegetables in my ice cream, as I proved when paying homage to another favorite cartoon character—Popeye!

mint ice cream

Spinach Ice Cream

Question of the Day:
Growing up, who were your favorite cartoon characters?

Mine were Bugs Bunny, Popeye, and Pluto. Remember my Pluto Cupcake?

Oh, and I always rooted for Tom to eat that annoying mouse, Jerry. (Would you ever have guessed I’d later become a vegan?)

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Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 
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  1. AHAH whats up doc.. best intro ever
    WOAh love how you blended the cereal! creative!!!!!!!
    i would have to say……. SCOOBY DOO!!
    LOVED HIM way too much than whats appropriate…
    ps i may or may not have a giant stuffed scooby doo thats taller than me…….

  2. ps.. 1st comment? i feel special

    1. Haha Carrie, you ARE special ;).

  3. McKella says:

    I loved Donald Duck, but I was more into puppets than cartoons. I have all four seasons of Fraggle Rock on DVD.

  4. This sounds like a perfect breakfast!

  5. I HAD BANANA BREAD IN A BOWL THIS MORNING specially cos I knew you were posting this today!! And cos I love it of course! 😀

    I loved the PowerPuff girls. I have a PowerPuff girls mug, and a PowerPuff girls lunchbox (which I still use…! :P)

    1. And Peter Rabbit, right? 🙂 🙂

      1. Haha you know me too well!! I am SUCH a child!! I also have a Peter Rabbit bedspread that I still use…but lets keep that between us, k? 😉

        1. Ok. I won’t tell anyone. So basically only you, me, and everyone else who reads my blog will know. Is that cool with you? 😉 😉

          1. Hela says:

            Love Peter Rabbit, too!

  6. I was a HUGE fan of the classic Mickey and Minnie Mouse or even the Disney Princesses as I secretely believed that I too was an actual princess, hahaha!

  7. i’m not even sure I had a favorite cartoon character! Eeeek, some childhood…. ALthough I do remember watching Tom and Jerry Kids with my brother haha.

    looks delish as always

  8. Hannah says:

    Pebbles from the flintstones was one of my favorites!
    Mmm…I cant wait to try carrot cake in bowl:)

  9. I was all about whinnie the pooh haha. I love carrot cake, so that is perfect way for me to get my craving! 🙂

  10. Carrot Cake in a Bowl looks fab! I love Carrot Cake!
    As a kid my favorite cartoon characters were Road Runner (meep, meep!) and Bugs Bunny (What’s up, doc?). 😛

  11. Kimberley says:

    Hahah LOVE the intro! And your a genius… just saying 🙂

  12. Gen says:

    I looved bugs and goofy. 😛
    That oatmeal looks soooooo awesome!! I bet even my mom would eat it (and she hates oats!)

  13. Carrot makes everything so dessert-like. Love it!

    My favorite was Garfield. And – like my fav cat – I love lasagna. 🙂

    1. s says:

      haha i loved garfield too 😀

  14. Carrots are my fave.. eat them EVERY day.. am very interested in finding out how they will taste in my morning oats!

    My favorite cartoon character was Snoopy!

  15. I am most definitely making your carrot cake in a bowl! I’ve made carrot cake oatmeal before with shredded carrot, but I never thought to cook/steam the carrot first.
    After you steam it, do you wait for it to cool or run it under cold water before blending it?

    1. I usually just throw it in, hot. It’s not a big amount, so it doesn’t heat the rest of the cereal (especially since I’m using a frozen banana). But I think your idea to run it under cold water is a great one… I’ll try it next time! 🙂

  16. Dalai Lina says:

    What a great way to use the 2 pounds of carrots in my fridge from my CSA. Now, ice cream – you put that right into your ice cream maker? You are very creative!

    1. I actually just use the vita mix for the ice cream. I do have an ice cream maker… but I am embarrassed to admit I always forget to use it. I think it’s in my garage :(.

  17. Love this recipe!!!! I remember growing up I LOVED Animaniacs. I used to play the old video game with my brother all the time and we would have a picnic every time we went into the WB store. They had a bunch of cool set-ups for the show and such. Yup, I was pretty into them!

    1. Anamaniacs… I loved that theme song! I think I played the game once and was lousy at it, though lol.

  18. Yum! Carrot cake is probably one of my top 5 favorite desserts! I’ve got to try this – you’re recipes are always spectacular!

    My favorite cartoon characters were Babs and Buster from Tiny Tunes. We’re tiny, we’re tooney, we’re all a little looney, and in this cartooney we’re invading your TV! Ha! I’ll be singing that all day now!

    1. Aw darn it, and now I will too! 😉

  19. Alex@Spoonful of Sugar Free says:

    I always feel like carrot cake needs to be topped with coconut butter…..mmm….

    fav character-the telly tubbies! I LOVED the little red one-Po….

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