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February 21, 2022

Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal Cups

We’re giving you a peek into Tierra Encantada’s own recipe book with these Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal Cups! When these oatmeal cups are on the menu, kids and teachers alike can’t help but smile (and ask for seconds)!

Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal Cups 

Tierra Tips to Engage your Little Helper:

  • After washing your hands, the ingredients can be a sensory experience! Carrots are smooth, oats are dry- your little one can evaluate each ingredient!
  • Pouring, stirring and cracking eggs are all great ways to develop fine motor skills!

Ingredients (makes 24 oatmeal cups!):

  • 2 cups shredded carrots (4 medium carrots)
  • 1 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 4 eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 4 cups old rolled oats
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1  tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup raisins

Cream Cheese Glaze

  • 4 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3-4 teaspoons milk, to thin


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. 
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the shredded carrots, applesauce, eggs, milk, maple syrup and butter until smooth and well combined.
  3. Stir in dry ingredients: oats, baking powder, cinnamon and salt; stir well to combine. Fold in raisins.
  4. Evenly distribute oatmeal batter in a muffin tin and bake for 25-30 minutes or until oatmeal cups are set.
  5. To make the cream cheese glaze: in a small bowl, mix together the cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla extract and milk. Drizzle or pipe over the oatmeal cups.
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