Decadence for Breakfast

Finally! A way to have icing for breakfast that doesn’t involve sugar coma inducing cinnamon rolls or leftover birthday cake (not that that’s ever been done before…..)


Carrot Cake Oatmeal
1/3 cup rolled oats
pinch of salt
1/3 cup milk plus 1/3 cup water
cinnamon and nutmeg, to taste
small carrot, peeled and grated
small banana, mashed
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp pecans, toasted

Preheat oven to 300°. Spread pecans on a baking sheet and toast for 5 minutes or so, until nuts are hot and fragrant. Place oats, milk, water, salt, and carrot in a pot on the stovetop and bring to a boil. Simmer, adding in spices. Stir in mashed banana and cook for a few more minutes before stirring in vanilla and taking pot off the heat. Top with a couple teaspoons of cream cheese icing and toasted pecans.

Small Batch Cream Cheese Icing
2 tbsp cream cheese
2 tsp butter (room temperture works best for blending)
3 tbsp icing sugar
couple drops of vanilla extract

Spoon cream cheese and butter into a bowl; mix vigorously (a fork works just fine) until smooth. Whisk in icing sugar in several additions, using more or less to achieve desired sweetness. Stir in vanilla extract.


This will make more icing than you need for one bowl of oatmeal, but really now who has a problem finding things to do with leftover icing? One of my sugar-coated childhood favourites was icing spread over graham crackers. mmmm… Don’t think I’d be able to get away with that now quite as easily 😉


4 Responses to “Decadence for Breakfast”

  1. VeggieGirl Says:

    HOLY YUM!!

  2. glidingcalm Says:

    i loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee carrot cake! so ill need to try this!! a lot of bloggers also add coconut shreds to their carrot cake oats!

  3. Rebecca Says:

    Holy COW! That looks amazing!!!

  4. monsappetit Says:

    ooooh linds that looks outstanding!!

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