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Overnight Chia Hemp and Carrot Cake Brekky Bowl Recipe

Overnight Chia Hemp and Carrot Cake Brekky Bowl Recipe

Credit: Jacqueline Alwill

Having breakfast ready and waiting to go is one of the easiest ways to kick off good nutrition for the day. I’ve incorporated a variety of ingredients in this flavourful breakfast including nutrient-dense hemp seeds to add valuable plant-based proteins to the meal. You can play around with the flavours, fruits and spices but I think this carrot-cake style will knock your breakfast socks off!

Serves: 4-6



  • ½ cup buckwheat groats
  • ½ cup hemp seeds
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • ½ cup sultanas
  • ½ cup walnuts
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup plant-based milk
  • 100g carrot, peeled & grated
  • 2 tbsp honey or rice malt for vegan option
  • 200g coconut yoghurt
  • Fresh red apple, sliced
  1. Combine buckwheat, hemp, chia, coconut, sultanas, walnuts, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla in large bowl and mix well. Add water, milk, carrot and sweetener of choice and mix again.
  2. Cover and place in fridge overnight to soak.
  3. Serve with dollop of coconut yoghurt and sliced red apple.


Jacqueline Alwill

Jacqueline Alwill, founder of The Brown Paper Bag, is an Australian nutritionist, author, presenter and mum. She is dedicated to improving the health, wellbeing and happiness of all individuals. Jacqueline’s philosophy on health lays the foundations for the experience that clients and the community have in her practice, workshops and the food they cook.