Sarah, Wow, that sounds really good and I have coconut powder so I'll certainly give it a try.
Laurie, Once I tried soaking them, it came out gummy and still needed lots of time to cook. Somehow I'm confident you'll have much better luck.
Dicentra, Let me confess that at first, I thought carrots? The more I thought about it, Carrot Cake Oatmeal sounds like a winning combo.
Years ago (at home, before I hiked), I used to add dried cherries and chocolate chunks and sometimes even ice cream.