Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Breakfast Keeps Getting Better

Maybe I should change my blog title to Breakfastin' in the Kitchen, since I write about it so much? haha :)

In my blog-reading journey I have read over and over about the deliciousness of overnight oats. Being a bit of an oatmeal fiend, I decided to take matters into my own hands and recreate the oaty goodness for breakfast yesterday morning.

I followed Angela’s recipe and tweaked it a bit. In a bowl, mix together:

  • 1 packet Quaker oatmeal (I used maple & brown sugar), extra sugar removed (I munched on mine as a late night snack ;) )
  • ¾ cup Silk Pure Almond milk
  • 2 tbsp. chia seeds
  • 5-6 sliced strawberries (or use your choice of fruit)
  • (omitted: vanilla extract, since the oatmeal was already pretty sweet)

Mix it all together and whaddaya get...lookit! Into the fridge overnight J

I asked Hubby if he wanted any, and initially he said no...but I think curiosity got the better of him and 5 minutes later he was up and at ‘em in the kitchen making his own bowl. I like being a good influence on him ;)

Oatmeal twins!
In the morning I added 1 tbsp. natural peanut butter. Om nom nom-ing ensued. See how nice and thick everything ended up?

It was delicious! I loved how creamy the oats were, and they kept me full for several hours. The chia seeds add that I-don't-kn0w-what-but-darn-it's-good element. I will be making this again in various flavors J
And of course we need some jammy couture:

I like to call them my "around the world fashionista" jammies, since most of the cities printed on the fabric seem fashionable and exotic. They are capri length and have fun drawstrings on the bottom. They're from Old Navy waaay back in the day.
Peace out from the Jamster!


  1. Love the title of your blog and the jammies. I live in pjs at home. Comfort wins out!

    Those oats do look good. I can never get past the chia seeds though. I don't mind the flavor but the gooey texture they get after soaking up any liquid isn't for me.

    Thanks so much for putting my button on your blog. I'll give you a shout out in a post today.

  2. I just tried Chia seeds in Vancouver recently and loved them! I haven't seen anyone write about them before you.

    I haven't gone looking for them at my local health food store but the ones they were selling at the market were called "Holy Crap." Pretty funny, eh?

    Get it? Eh? Canada? Eh? Nevermind. Thanks for reminding me about Chia though, I'll go hunt some down.


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