Peanut Butterscotch Toffee Crunch Oatmeal!

December 19, 2008

Peanuts and toffee and crunch – oh my!


I woke up a little dehydrated today, but nothing a few chugs of water couldn’t fix. I am so glad I wasn’t feeling the drudges of alcohol :mrgreen:

We started the relaxing morning with coffee and oats. I can’t believe it’s a Friday because it sure feels like Saturday!

The mixture:

  • 1/3 cup oats, soy milk, water, 1 medium ripe banana, 1 tbsp raisins, pinch saltDSC07109
  • 1/4 cup Kashi Crunch Honey Almond Flax
  • 1/2 tbsp toffee pieces
  • 1/2 tbsp butterscotch chips
  • Spoonful Smucker’s Natural (salty to contrast the sweet)



Much better than yesterday ….



I am sprinting out the door as we speak – I’ve got the urge to run because I saw the SUN for the first time in 3 days peek out of the clouds!!!

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1 zestycook December 19, 2008 at 10:58 am

WOW Kath – This oatmeal looks amazing!!



2 RunnerGirl December 19, 2008 at 10:58 am

Does Barney Butter need stirred because of oil separation or is it a no-stir nut butter? Thanks!


3 polly December 19, 2008 at 10:59 am

Have a great run, Kath! We had an ice storm here last night and it’s freezin’!! All schools are closed and it’s a winter wonderland out there. Send me some sun! 😉

Yummmmmmmmy oats, girl. Holy moly. My bowl was just oats with sliced nana today… I’m jealous.


4 VeggieGirl December 19, 2008 at 11:01 am

HOLY FREAKING GOODNESS!!! What a bowl of oats.

Nice run!!

Enjoy the sun for me!!


5 Heather McD (heather eats almond butter) December 19, 2008 at 11:04 am

Hope you had a good run in the sunshine. Those gooey butterscotch chips look so good. Once again, lovely morning bowl!


6 Danielle December 19, 2008 at 11:06 am

Wow that sounds incredible! A too decadent for breakfast for me… although I love all your sweet combos… maybe I’ll make a mini portion for dessert some time, yum! :)


7 Allison K December 19, 2008 at 11:07 am

So this morning I was driving to work and “God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman” came on the radio…well..when the song got to “Comfort and Joy” all I could think about was “Comfoat and Joy!”


8 Oh She Glows December 19, 2008 at 11:09 am

I know what you mean-it feels like a Saturday to me too!! I have a snow day from work and we leave for our trip tomorrow, which means a week off work! yawhoo!



9 JENNA December 19, 2008 at 11:09 am

your so creative with your oats. I love it.


10 erica December 19, 2008 at 11:09 am

this is possibly the most delicious bowl of oats you’ve made to date.. i’ve got to try this combo myself!


11 Heather December 19, 2008 at 11:13 am

Oooh- I have half a bag of butterscotch chips in my pantry and didn’t know what to do with them. Problem solved :)

Have a great run!


12 Mel December 19, 2008 at 11:14 am

Your oats sound amazing!

Have a great run and enjoy the sun!


13 ashley (sweet & natural) December 19, 2008 at 11:15 am

You are really outdoing yourself with these oatmeal combos lately!


14 Moran December 19, 2008 at 11:36 am

The sun peaked out here for maybe 2 minutes, right after it snowed + rained!!! Crazy weather!
Your oats just get better and better Kath!


15 Runeatrepeat December 19, 2008 at 11:40 am

Have a good run :)


16 Christina December 19, 2008 at 11:47 am

That oatmeal looks so good… I’m totally making it tomorrow!


17 Barbara December 19, 2008 at 11:54 am

There is drool on my keyboard. Mmmmmm that looks so yummy. You really do have the BEST oatmeal combos!



18 Missy (Missy Maintains) December 19, 2008 at 11:57 am

Those look soo good! I need to get some of those chips!!


19 Carol December 19, 2008 at 12:01 pm

Your oats look amazing.
I lve in central NY state and it is snowing at the rate of almost an inch an hour.

Hope you had a good run.


20 Courtney (Eat The Whole Thing) December 19, 2008 at 12:05 pm

Delicious looking oats!


21 Halie December 19, 2008 at 12:11 pm



22 Cassidy December 19, 2008 at 12:14 pm

Your oats look delicious. I cooked mine stove top for the first time today. The grew in volume! It seem like so much and were very fluffy and yummy.


23 Shelby December 19, 2008 at 12:15 pm

OH MAN! That sounds AMAZING!


24 K December 19, 2008 at 12:17 pm

That sounds like a party in the mouth!


25 Rose December 19, 2008 at 12:22 pm

Run it out, girl. Aren’t those urges THE BEST? It’s cloudy skies here… not too fun :(

Another good oatmeal combo to add to the list!


26 caroline December 19, 2008 at 12:42 pm

Wow, you cease to amaze me girl! Rocking out those bowls these days!


27 seelee live (for the love of peanut butter) December 19, 2008 at 12:48 pm

Oats look fantastic! Such a fun and unbelievable yummy idea! I love how you eat this real food and can turn it healthy. Inspiration for all of us!



28 julie December 19, 2008 at 1:29 pm

mm that oatmeal look ssoo good! i always have brown sugar oatmean.. how boring!


29 janna December 19, 2008 at 1:37 pm

i discovered your blog a few weeks ago and have continuously been tempted to make an oatmeal creation myself… but i never eat oatmeal, so i never tried!
but today, for lunch (not breakfast!) i decided to try. i used bananas, nuts, brown sugar, cinnamon and some natural pb… and wow.
now i understand! there will be much more where that came from!


30 coco December 19, 2008 at 1:53 pm



31 RachelD December 19, 2008 at 2:54 pm

I was wondering if you aimed to drink a certain amount of water everyday, you never really take pictures of water in the winter and I didn’t know if you just didn’t take pictures of it when you drank water. I have a hard time staying hydrated so I was curious.


32 Mara December 19, 2008 at 2:56 pm



33 Kath December 19, 2008 at 3:02 pm

RunnerGirl ,
It’s a no-stir kind.

Allison K,

janna ,
Another convert!

RachelD ,
No, I am not the best about water. I do try to drink at least 24 oz during my workout so that will be guaranteed hydration but on days when I run or don’t workout, I do miss out on that. In the winter I drink a ton of hot tea (probably 2-3 cups per day) that I don’t always put on the blog because it’s just plain tea in water. That certainly does count towards hydration. Everything I have read just recommends drinking when you’re thirsty and that should be sufficient, and that aiming for a certain number of cups or liters a day is overrated.



34 Brittany December 19, 2008 at 4:34 pm

Your breakfast looks so good. I want to go out and buy some of those toffee pieces now!


35 Kelsey December 19, 2008 at 6:38 pm

Awesome. Toffee is soo good.

Do you measure out 1/3c of oats dry beforehand or is that cooked?


36 Kath December 19, 2008 at 6:48 pm

That’s dry oats. I have a little 1/3 cup scoop that I use for equal parts oats, milk + water.



37 Caroline December 20, 2008 at 12:47 am

Yum! Butterscotch chips sound like the perfect oatmeal add-in.


38 Mariko October 8, 2010 at 2:45 pm

ooooo. I want this. I’d like to link to this if that’s ok! ?


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