Slow Cooker Carrot Cardamom Oatmeal – Inspired by Indian Carrot Halwa

Welcome to part 2 (really week 2) of love your oatmeal week! Yes, that makes it more than a week of love your oatmeal. I just kept thinking of yummy taste combinations I want to try. This week will have at least a few international flavors that aren’t often seen in your morning oatmeal.

I love Indian food and eat it whenever possible. Carrot Halwa is a thick paste of carrot, sugar and cardamom that’s sometimes topped with saffron and pistachios.

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If you’re not sure if you’re a fan of cardamom, just use 1/2 teaspoon instead of a whole teaspoon. You can always add more before serving.

Slow Cooker Carrot Cardamom Oatmeal

Serves: 2 servings

**This recipe uses a smaller slow cooker that's 1½ to 2 quarts
  • ½ cup steel-cut oats
  • 2 cups Unsweetened So Delicious Coconut Milk
  • 1 cup organic carrots, chopped fine or shredded fine
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons sweetener (I used agave)
  • For serving: a pinch of saffron and chopped pistachios
  1. The night before: Spray your 1½ or 2 quart crock with some oil to help with clean up later. Add oats, So Delicious Coconut Milk, carrots, and cardamom. Cook on low over night (7 to 9 hours).
  2. In the morning: Stir your oatmeal well. It may seem watery at the top but if stirred it should become a more uniform consistency.
  3. Stir in agave or other sweetener and the saffron if you're using it. Top each serving with 1 teaspoon of pistachios and a pinch of saffron if you're feeling particularly rich).



  1. says

    I finally tried this recipe and it was delicious! It tasted just like the halwa or rice pudding I used to have at Indian restaurants! I have a 6qt. crockpot, so I tripled the recipe (1.5 cups steel-cut oats and 3 cups shredded carrots) and made a few changes: I used 2 cups of Trader Joe’s light coconut milk, 2 cups of unsweetened soymilk, and 2 cups of water; I also added a few tablespoons of raisins and cashews; I omitted the sweetener, but the carrots and raisins gave it the perfect amount of sweetness for breakfast! I can’t wait to try your other recipes!

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