I tried it. I ended up adding 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp each ginger and nutmeg, 2 Tbsp. raisins and a whole extra Tbsp. of brown sugar to get the "cake" taste I was hoping for.
No one thinks it's weird to add fruit to oatmeal so...why not start off the day with some veggies? I added extra brown sugar and made extra icing thanks to Maito's review. I don't think it tastes like carrot cake but it was really good! This was 1.5 servings for me; I couldn't finish the whole bowl and can usually eat a lot for breakfast! Hmmm...what will be next, zucchini bread oatmeal?? :-)
What an unusual and tasty oatmeal! I left out the coconut, otherwise made as directed. The pecans and the "icing" were a great addition to this oatmeal - it really did have a great carrot-cake flavor. Thanks for sharing your recipe! Made for the Top Favorites of 2009 event
Wow, this was awesome! It makes a beautiful presentation too, if you spread the "icing" and top evenly with the nuts and coconut. The only change I made was to use milk, since I did not have any soymilk in the house. I liked that this was not overly sweet (though most people will want it sweeter). The prep does take some time, so if you don't want to wait 45 minutes to eat, prep everything the night before. This is filling and extremely delicious!