Long Time, No Chew

March 3, 2012

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Stove-top oooooooats!!!

It’s been forever since I’ve made them. In fact, I think since January 19th! I now remember why I made this breakfast 75% of mornings for 5 years – sooo delicious!

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Whipped banana oats made with:

  • 1/3 cup Holly’s Oatmeal
  • 1/2 banana
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/3 cup cottage cheese, stirred in at end
  • 1/3 cup blueberries, stirred in at end
  • PB&J on top

SO much volume!

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And can you remember the last time I had frothed milk? I believe it was December 12 – just 3 days after conception : )

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French press decaf with frothed milk made with my IKEA frother

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One awesome & filling breakfast

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Beware: lurking Pumpkin!

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Mrs. Pumpkin Lumpkin came up to say hello!

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Meow

Meow

Meow

Meow

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1 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat March 3, 2012 at 10:01 am

Lol, I haven’t had oats in FOREVER – even longer than you! I just can’t give up my morning green smoothie habit, even though it’s snowing outside and I’m currently freezing while slurping it back! Yours look lovely though. have fun with your furry visitor! ;)

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2 lauren @ the talking kitchen March 3, 2012 at 10:01 am

tabby cats sure have a thing for you. nice looking froth too, happy weekend!

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3 Greta @ Staying Lost March 3, 2012 at 10:03 am

It’s neat to see you eating oats again! And Pumpkin is really cute. :)

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4 Cm @ Lazy Healthy March 3, 2012 at 10:04 am

That lurking Pumpkin pic made me laugh out loud.

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5 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles March 3, 2012 at 10:05 am

I love stovetop oats- weekends are the perfect time to get you oat on! ….Isn’t it crazy how you sense of time and dates changes when you find out that you are pregnant?!

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6 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles March 3, 2012 at 10:05 am

I love my morning oats! Keeps me full and happy until lunch!

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7 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries March 3, 2012 at 10:08 am

yummm you can’t beat a big old bowl of warm and comforting stovetop oats! i have oatmeal probably 5 out of the 7 days of the week. love it!

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8 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table March 3, 2012 at 10:08 am

Haha – the great thing about blogging is that you have exact dates for everything. :)

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9 Krista March 3, 2012 at 10:16 am

aww, darn it! I thought it was Dec 10, the day after conception :)

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10 Morgan March 3, 2012 at 10:20 am

I always microwave my oats during the week and do stove top on the weekends and it is so much more delicious, such a treat :)

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11 kathleen @ the daily crumb March 3, 2012 at 10:23 am

the return of the froth! i love it. have you tried peet’s coffee? as a self-proclaimed froth connoisseur, i can tell you, they do it best :)

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12 KathEats March 3, 2012 at 3:43 pm

You mean in a Peet’s cafe? I don’t know if I have been to one, but I’ve had their coffee and it’s good!

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13 Caroline @ After Dinner Dance March 3, 2012 at 10:32 am

I have actually never made stove top oats – I think I’m too addicted to overnight oats :)

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14 khushboo March 3, 2012 at 10:35 am

I haven’t had oatmeal for breakfast in 2 weeks- they’re def making a comeback tomorroww!

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15 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) March 3, 2012 at 10:48 am

Loved my oats this morning too with strawberries, vanilla protein powder (with chia) and almond milk! Completely hit the spot! Looks like you’re ready for the day! I hope you have a great one Kath!

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16 Simone March 3, 2012 at 11:20 am

LEMONS!! I read somewhere that the smell of lemons can help when you are feeling morning sickness. If you are not feeling an aversion to them, maybe try cutting up one and putting it in a ziplock and giving it a whiff. And maybe squeezing lemon in water to drink first thing.

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17 Maria@ Sinfully Nutritious March 3, 2012 at 11:32 am

Lovely breakfast. I think I will dig out my frother for afternoon coffee.

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18 Jennifer March 3, 2012 at 11:34 am

Is it weird that I’m impressed that you are able to pour coffee and take a photo simultaneously? That would be a recipe for disaster for me haha.

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19 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga March 3, 2012 at 11:42 am

Oldies but goodies, the oats and the milk frother. I love bringing old favorites back into my rotation. Things taste especially good after they’ve been out of rotation for awhile.

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20 Mom March 3, 2012 at 12:06 pm

LOVE the picture of Pumpkin coming up your stairs and all the tones of orange/brown in the shot.

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21 Elisabeth March 3, 2012 at 11:12 pm

I was thinking that, too – love the wood color on your porch :)

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22 Stephanie @ Legally Blinde March 3, 2012 at 12:08 pm

Yay, glad to see oats back! That sounds like an excellent combination of ingredients. Of course I prefer bright, sunny days, but there’s something kind of cozy about taking the time to make a nice cup of coffee while it’s rainy outside.

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23 Erika - The Teenage Taste March 3, 2012 at 12:09 pm

I haven’t had oats in FOREVER either. They are so filling and versatile – I need to get back on that!

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24 Melissa @ HerGreenLife March 3, 2012 at 12:11 pm

I definitely had an on-again, off-again relationship with my normal big, hot bowl of oatmeal when I was pregnant last year. Even when I was past the “morning” sickness, and most of my other eating returned to normal, it just didn’t sound good some mornings.

Nice to have other good breakfast options for those times, and my normal oatmeal appetite returned after pregnancy :-)

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25 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats March 3, 2012 at 12:18 pm

I guess stove top really is better than the rice cooker?! Good to know! fffftrfdeerfdxydcxs

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26 Molly @ RDexposed March 3, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Wouldn’t it be nice if Mrs Pumpkin Lumpkin could be pregnant along with you?
You’d be having A baby, she’d be having octuplets….you’d take your PNV, she’d eat a mouse…you’d buy a stroller, she’d practice seeing how many kittens should could carry in her mouth at once.

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27 Mom March 3, 2012 at 2:56 pm

And we could all help Pumpkin name the kittens. (Since I’m trying to resist giving TOO many suggestions what to name the baby…)

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28 Molly@RDexposed March 3, 2012 at 3:14 pm

Excess baby names put to use-good thinking!

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29 Coco March 3, 2012 at 12:54 pm

I just made your whipped banana oats for the first time this week- and they were so amazing the first time, I made them the very next day too! I probably would have had them everyday had I had more bananas.. My husband told me it was like eating banana bread!

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30 Lea @ Healthy Coconut March 3, 2012 at 1:04 pm

fun morning post…did you re-name the cat? I thought that was El Tiger?

oh wait, that was from the previous house right? lol We have a visiting cat too but I need to find a cute name for him.

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31 KathEats March 3, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Yeah, El Tigre was at our old house.

This cat was El Leon for a while, but we learned HER name was Pumpkin from the neighbors :)

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32 Emily March 3, 2012 at 1:10 pm

kath i really have to thank you for a couple of things! first of all, THANK YOU for selling cville cluster on open sky, because i had my first taste this morning and you weren’t kidding. its pretty freakin fabulous. and second…for inspiration for making my breakfast! this morning it consisted of almost all kerf goodies….365 wheat waffles, cville cluster, and wild squirrel peanut butter (an an apple because it was all i had for fruit!). i never was this creative for breakfast before and my mornings are so much better because my bowl is actually INTERESTING and DELICIOUS! and you’ve taught me it CAN be like this as well as be healthy and filled with whole, real foods. :)

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33 KathEats March 3, 2012 at 3:44 pm

So glad you liked it!

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34 Katie March 3, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Question: when do you put the chia seeds in the oatmeal?

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35 KathEats March 3, 2012 at 3:44 pm

In the beginning with the oats, milk, water, banana, salt.

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36 Jessica @ The Process of Healing March 3, 2012 at 1:18 pm

YUM!!!! You inspired me to like oats when I started reading your blog and I’ve never looked back.. they are amazing!!

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37 Alison March 3, 2012 at 1:20 pm

This may seem like an odd question – but how exactly do you froth your milk with your frother? I bought one recently and can’t seem to get the volume I’d like!

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38 KathEats March 3, 2012 at 3:45 pm

I pour the milk in a mug and heat it in the microwave for 15 seconds, then just stick the frother in there and turn it on and move it in all directions for about 30 seconds, then pour coffee/tea on top!

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39 Alison March 3, 2012 at 7:20 pm

Thanks!! I tried it and it worked PERFECTLY. :)

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40 Michelle (Better with Berries) March 3, 2012 at 1:38 pm

I’ve gotta try stirring cottage cheese into my oats! I always have it on hand but never thing to add it in :-)

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41 Stacy @ Say It With Sprinkles March 3, 2012 at 1:51 pm

I’m going to eventually have to try this whipped banana oats things that’s always floating around the blog world…yours today look so yummy!

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42 Ellie@Fit for the Soul March 3, 2012 at 1:56 pm

oOoooo the weather looks gorgeous! Pardon me if that’s weird, haha. I think cloudy days are pretty :P And stovetop oats are ze best!! Even the process of making it is so….zen? lol.

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43 JL March 3, 2012 at 2:00 pm

I put jam on absolutely everything. So good on bowls of food like yours or fluffy bread.

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44 Kerry @ Totes My Oats March 3, 2012 at 2:08 pm

I still need to try cottage cheese in my oats! It looks so great!

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45 elizabeth March 3, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Are the rice cooker oats not chewy?

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46 KathEats March 3, 2012 at 4:04 pm

No they are – perhaps even chewier? Stove-top are creamier because of the milk and whipping motion

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47 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife March 3, 2012 at 4:02 pm

Looks awesome–I’ve not had oats in forever!

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48 Lisa (bakebikeblog) March 3, 2012 at 4:02 pm

I’m loooking forward to the cooler weather so I can get back into porridge!

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49 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] March 3, 2012 at 5:00 pm

even though i’m not a fan of cats, that is such a cute pic!

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50 Liz @ iheartvegetables March 3, 2012 at 5:11 pm

I haven’t made oats on the stove in, like… YEARS! haha

I’m so excited to see you at Sarah’s tomorrow! :)

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51 Alaina March 3, 2012 at 7:07 pm

Oh right! For a second there, I thought the cat grew it’s tail back. :-P

I bought an Ikea frother because of you raving about it! I love it!

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52 Cait's Plate March 3, 2012 at 7:23 pm

That breakfast looks AWESOME. I still haven’t been able to perfect whipped banana oats but I’m not going to stop trying!

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53 carri z. March 3, 2012 at 7:35 pm

i love pumpkin so MUCH!

can you taste the
cottage cheese in the oats?

a little nervous about that one
but seems like a good way
to boost the protein.

so lovely!

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54 KathEats March 3, 2012 at 9:01 pm

You can taste it, but in a cheesecakey way

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55 Paige @ Healthy Hits the Spot March 3, 2012 at 9:58 pm

I cannot stay away from Oats! They are sooo good! I was just going to make a creative, different dinner, and now I am craving Oats! Thanks ALOT! ;)

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56 Gudbjorg March 3, 2012 at 11:01 pm

yummy oats! :)

Ohh kitty looks so cute :)

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57 Angel7 March 3, 2012 at 11:07 pm

I wonder how Pumpkin will react when Baby comes into the picture.

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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58 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More March 3, 2012 at 11:49 pm

My favorite breakfast! Except I would substitute the decaf coffee for regular coffee and the milk for almond milk. But that’s the non-pregnant, lactose intolerant girl in me talking… ;)

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59 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin March 4, 2012 at 7:48 am

Nothing beats stove top oatmeal! I eat it 3-4x a week and I’d probably eat it every day if time allowed for it! :P

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60 Anja March 12, 2012 at 1:20 am

I tried your recipe today. It is awesome. I used a dollop of salted almond butter. Beautiful!

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