It’s A Brick. House.

September 11, 2010

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Overnight pumpkin oats in a jar – minus the nut butter. Just an empty ole jar. I missed the sticky sides! But I made up for it with buckwheat crunch.

The Mix
  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 1/3 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin!
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • Pinch salt
  • Splash vanilla
  • Half banana
  • 1 tbsp raisins

This AM: Lots of granola!

[OK, ok, I'll admit I added a scoop of peanut butter halfway through because I missed it so much!]

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Our coffee pot sure is convenient on mornings when we have a full house

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Filler up for the day!

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Let us all pause, and remember

Matt and I are biking to the farmer’s market, then getting some kind of exercise.. it’s only 48* outside!

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1 Samantha September 11, 2010 at 7:54 am

How much pumpkin is in there…you missed the star ingredient!?

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2 Valerie @ City|Life|Eats September 11, 2010 at 7:57 am

LOL I was curious about the amount of pumpkin too. I made pumpkin voo this week and couldn’t get the proportions quite right.

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3 Nicole - yuppie yogini September 11, 2010 at 7:56 am

Wow! 48* sounds amazing! Have fun.

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4 Freya (Brit Chick Runs) September 11, 2010 at 8:01 am

That sounds like one freakin amazing jar of oats..oh my!

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5 Amanda September 11, 2010 at 8:10 am

Do you like the pumpkin in overnight oats better or stove cooked?

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6 Kath September 11, 2010 at 8:12 am

Cooked better :)

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7 Amanda September 11, 2010 at 9:12 am

I will have to make them that way tomorrow to try!

I decided whenever you and Matt open Great Harvest you should make it unqiue and have an oatmeal bar where people could get all of your unique toppings and ideas! That would be a big hit!

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8 Kath September 11, 2010 at 9:24 am

That would be fun even if only I ate them!!

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9 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) September 11, 2010 at 8:12 am

I actually slept in this morning, so you are way ahead of me! Those oats…there are no words. I am still waiting on pumpkin here! Have fun and enjoy the ride!

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10 Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels September 11, 2010 at 8:17 am

Those oats look absolutely delicious! Have a great day at the Farmer’s Market, sounds like fun even though it’s 48 degrees outside! :)

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11 holly @ couchpotatoathlete September 11, 2010 at 8:25 am

I just woke up and I wish I had breakfast waiting for me :)

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12 Wei-Wei September 11, 2010 at 8:28 am

48? outside sounds amazing. I hope you have a wonderful day of remembrance.

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13 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is September 11, 2010 at 8:31 am

It’s cool here too – I love this weather!

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14 Evan Thomas September 11, 2010 at 8:32 am

If it starts being 48 deegrees, I think I’d need to crawl back into bed until it warms up.

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15 Natalia @asideofsimple September 11, 2010 at 8:35 am

I can’t wait to try some of your granola. And by the way, I’m loving your photography skills!

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16 Kath September 11, 2010 at 9:23 am

Thanks :)

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17 Kris September 11, 2010 at 8:50 am

Aw, I’m so sad. I looked everywhere yesterday for pumpkin and no find. So instead, I have oatmeal w/ fresh off the tree mango, dried pineapple and almonds. Tastey, but not Fallish (but it’s freakin hot here in FL!). I think I’ll have to indulge in a pumpkin beer later :)

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18 Annie@stronghealthyfit September 11, 2010 at 8:52 am

Cute yummy breakfast! Wow it’s cold there.

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19 Hannah September 11, 2010 at 8:57 am

*laughs* I saw that first photo and thought “wow, I wonder what’s going on with the light there? The oats look so yellow!” As an Australian without access to canned squash and pumpkin, I keep forgetting that Autumn in America means pumpkin oats that I have to be envious of! :P

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20 Gina September 11, 2010 at 9:00 am

Oh my! I’m salivating at the sight of those oats. They look incredible!

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21 Shannon, Tropical Eats September 11, 2010 at 9:08 am

wow 48 degrees??? gives me the chills just thinkin about it.

Remembering 9/11!

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22 Michelle (The Runner's Plate) September 11, 2010 at 9:11 am

It was 42 degrees here yesterday morning, but I live in Alaska, so that’s to be expected. However, I’m surprised it is that cool where you live! I’m sure it will warm up a lot more where you live!

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23 Tina September 11, 2010 at 9:18 am

So important to remember!!

And what a beautiful temperature. I love fall. Although I don’t love when that temp is the high. LOL

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24 Jessica@tastyandtrim September 11, 2010 at 9:22 am

Your oats always look so incredibly delicious. I always want to eat them off the page :)

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25 Angie September 11, 2010 at 9:23 am

Oh my gosh – 48 degrees….I love it. Perfect temperature for pumpkin oats. Beautiful breakfast jar.

9/11 Never Forget.

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26 Camille September 11, 2010 at 9:25 am

Isn’t this cold weather wonderful!?
Bring it on, Fall!

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27 Kristy @ KristyRuns.com September 11, 2010 at 9:32 am

48 degrees?!?! Shut the front door! I just finished running 15 miles in 83 degree Atlanta heat. Oh, Lordy, I wish it would have been 48 degrees. Heck! I would have taken 68 degrees! ;)

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28 Vicky September 11, 2010 at 9:40 am

Kath,
I have a weird question! I love your MIL’s belt from last night’s post. Do you know where she got it?!!

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29 Kath September 11, 2010 at 9:42 am

She says it’s from a boutique in Charlotte behind Fresh Market!

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30 Kath September 11, 2010 at 9:59 am
31 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] September 11, 2010 at 9:45 am

Hip Hip Hooray for cool, fall mornings!

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32 Sarah @ Sarah's Shaping Up September 11, 2010 at 9:56 am

I can’t believe it’s only 48* outside! I’m so not ready for fall to be here yet! :/
But on a brighter note, the pumpkin OIAJ look legit!

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33 Sara @ myfancytuna.blogspot.com September 11, 2010 at 10:09 am

I wish it was 48* here!! It’s going to get up to 91 in GA today :( Oh well, I can embrace fall early through your blog :)

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34 JenATX September 11, 2010 at 10:12 am

so jealous of the weather :( i’m craving fall like i’m craving a glass of milk after a pb&j

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35 Jean@RoastedRootsandPumpkinSpice September 11, 2010 at 10:18 am

That’s it, I’m determined to find canned pumpkin this weekend one way or another.

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36 lynn (The Actors Diet) September 11, 2010 at 10:26 am

the oats look particularly yum – i would’ve been excited for them this morning!

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37 Ashley September 11, 2010 at 10:29 am

I about freaked out when I saw your breakfast. As I’m sitting here, I am eating what looks to be almost the same exact thing and it’s in the same size mason jar! I didn’t make overnight oats though but a layered yogurt + banana + pumpkin + spices + buckwheat + chia + walnut butter etc. Then I stirred it all up so it looks like a big orange mess…just like yours! Have you had walnut butter before? I made some the other day with cinnamon, vanilla + honey. It doesn’t get super smooth and creamy like some of the nut butters but it has this dough like consistency and awesome flavor I think you would love :)

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38 Kath September 11, 2010 at 12:31 pm

I have had it, but it’s not my favorite. I just love peanuts and almonds.

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39 Mary @ Bites and Bliss September 11, 2010 at 10:40 am

Definitely jealous of your pumpkin and weather!! It’s already >90 here and it’s not even 11. Have a good morning!

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40 Alexandra @ A Bit Better Everyday September 11, 2010 at 10:43 am

So jealous of your weather/farmer’s market right now! Cooler temps would make my run so much better today seeing as I slept in too late and its getting warmer by the minute.

I know you moved out of Charlotte, but I am seriously considering UNC Charlotte for grad school and I was wondering if you have any insight into what neighborhood/area I should move to. I’m looking to be relatively close to school and it would be nice to have a good walking community. Thanks so much for any advice!!

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41 Kath September 11, 2010 at 12:32 pm

That’s a tough question. I’d recommend Dilworth, but it’s pricey and would involve a commute. The whole Lake Norman area (where I went to college) is really nice, but the traffic going north during rush hour can be a beast. I’d be happy to hash it out on the phone or G-chat sometime when you get more research done?

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42 Alexandra @ A Bit Better Everyday September 11, 2010 at 12:51 pm

Thanks so much! You are so thoughtful and I’ll definitely take you up on that Gchat offer when I have things a bit more organized!

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43 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat September 11, 2010 at 10:48 am

Yummmm! I had pumpkin vanilla oats this morning too… spectacular start to the day. :)

Have a great Saturday! :)

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44 christina cadden September 11, 2010 at 10:58 am

I can not believe it is only 48 there! I need to come there!

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45 Lauren at KeepItSweet September 11, 2010 at 11:22 am

that’s funny- i always miss the peanut butter when i eat oatmeal out of the house

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46 Lauren at KeepItSweet September 11, 2010 at 11:23 am

i always miss the peanut butter when i eat oatmeal out of the house so i’d probably add it also

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47 Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef September 11, 2010 at 11:26 am

i so want canned pumpkin now :( alas, it’s nowhere to be found…

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48 Stacey September 11, 2010 at 11:31 am

Biking to the farmers market IS exercise, haha :) I know what you mean though! Have fun today! (Lovvveeeee the coffee, haven’t had any yet. Blah)

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49 Chelsey September 11, 2010 at 11:56 am

That looks so good – pumpkn is NOWHERE to be found around here!!!!

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50 Kath (Eating for Living) September 11, 2010 at 12:00 pm

Pumpkin is the absolutely best! :D

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51 Katie September 11, 2010 at 1:14 pm

Only 48?!?!! It was 38 here when I woke up. I’m thinking hot breakfasts are back in full effect!

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52 ilana September 11, 2010 at 1:34 pm

Kath,
Beautiful pictures! I am also a pumpkin fanatic. I love all things fall, actually. I am loving this weather! You inspired me to finally open up my monster can of Libby’s that I had been saving . . .
And I can’t wait to hear/read which pumpkin ales are best at the festival! (Dogfish’s was kinda dissapointing to me, and Blue Moon’s was just like regular beer to me . . .).

PS: Re: your “animals” post, there are BABY lion cubs at the National zoo. You have to see them!
Uber cuteness.

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53 Cathy Breit September 11, 2010 at 2:15 pm

well…consider another convert, Kath! I started a blog. I never ever dreamed of considering it before I started following yours! (i’m still pinching myself) Thanks for the inspiration!
cathy breit

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54 Alaina @ The Jogging Concierge September 11, 2010 at 3:11 pm

Yeah for cooler weather and oatmeal! This definitely is the best time of year. :-)

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55 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) September 11, 2010 at 3:17 pm

Thank you for mentioning 9/11 :) <3

Jenn

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56 Kelsey @ CleanTeenKelsey September 11, 2010 at 3:53 pm

Dang, OIAJ with no nut butter? That seems like a sin to me! lol. :P

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57 stacey-healthylife September 11, 2010 at 4:08 pm

Looks like a lot of good orange pumpkin in those oats.

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58 Heather September 11, 2010 at 5:19 pm

Thank you for the granola recipe ~ made it today and it is great!!!

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