So I got a little wordy unexpectedly this morning and didn’t get a chance to share my amazing breakfast with you all. Hey, sometimes the words are just a-flowin’ and I can’t be stopped!
But don’t worry, I’m filling you all in on the good stuff now.
Yes, it was amazing, thanks to two huge contributing factors; the first one being, Coach’s Oats. I received this package of Coach’s Oats in the mail yesterday and since I’m still out of my buckwheat, there was no doubt I was going to be giving these a try.
Okay, umm, these oats are definitely giving my buckwheat a run for its money.
At first, I thought that these were just the typical, rolled oats that I buy from the store. But as it turns out, they’re slightly different- the groats are toasted to bring the natural sugars to the surface of the oat, then cracked into small pieces.
So there’s the first contributing factor to this awesome bowl of oatmeal. The second factor can be attributed to the lovely Chelsey. The other day, I came across her blog post on apple cranberry pumpkin oatmeal and was immediately intrigued, not by the ingredients, but by the preparation.
Chelsey, like me, loves voluminous foods – more bang for the buck, right? Well her way of cooking the oatmeal is actually a super-easy, two step process which involves semi-cooking them the night before, allowing them to sit overnight, and then finishing them off in the morning. I followed her process to a T, using my usual pumpkin oat recipe (+ 2 teaspoons of chia seeds).
I then topped it off with a little granola and some cinnamon raisin peanut butter, grabbed my mug of coffee, and I was good to go.
These oats were just so, so good. They were creamy, light and airy, full of pumpkin flavor, and filled a massive-sized bowl that took me a good 10 minutes to eat. It was voluminous at its finest.
Looking for Halloween Cupcake Ideas?
FYI! My latest contribution to Celebrations.com is up, including 5 fun cupcake ideas:
If you’re starting to think about some ideas for Halloween (like I am!), then you may want to give ‘em a look!
Questions for the Afternoon:
Do you get excited for Halloween?
What was the last costume you wore for Halloween?