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Carrot Cake in a Bowl

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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Published on April 13, 2011

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  1. Carrie (Moves 'N Munchies) says

    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. rebecca lustig says

    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

  3. Liz @ Tip Top Shape says

    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!

  4. Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner) says

    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)

  5. Faith @ lovelyascharged says

    I liked Tom and Jerry (old school, I know) but I also LOOOVED Recess, Arthur and Doug. Good stuff! We had such great cartoons…now kids have Spongebob crap!

  6. Holly @ The Runny Egg says

    I loved Looney Tunes and Tiny Tunes — also Mickey Mouse, Porky the Pig, Animaniacs, I’m sure there are more but that is all I can think of for now.

    Love the idea of getting veggies in at breakfast!

  7. Ally (oatsandspice) says

    I love carrot cake so I KNOW I will love this – it kind of looks a little like oatmeal… Did you eat it warm or cold? I’m sure its delish both ways 🙂

  8. A.Cook says

    Carrot cake oatmeal?! Wow–you are so creative!
    My favorite cartoon character was Chip of Chip and Dale…mostly because of the show Rescue Rangers! My brother and I got the Chip and Dale stuffed animals on our first trip to Disney…I still have my Chip!

  9. Jamie aka "Sometimes Healthy" Girl says

    How creative!! I love love your recipes. I love even moreso the idea of paying homage to our fave cartoon characters through food. My fave cartoon was the Jetsons. I just loved the whole futuristic thing. I feel like we could totally bake up some interesting concoctions for that one!

  10. Corey @ the runner's cookie says

    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?

    • Chocolate-Covered Katie says

      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! 🙂

  11. 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!

  12. Allison @ Runs A Latte says

    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!

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