Pajama Flowers

May 2, 2011

Great morning to you!

With the exception of the fact that our house still smells like chili powder, it’s a great one here! No cooking and no dishes to do with breakfast thanks to a jar of overnight oats!

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Normally when I make anything in a jar, it’s a nut butter jar on its last leg…er nut. Yesterday when I made the Honey Crunch PB, I filled up a little jar to the brim and had about 3 tbsp left. I put two of them into this big empty jar to use for overnight oats and the other into my mouth! [Licking the food processor after making nut butter is second only to licking a bowl that held buttercream frosting!]

See that buttah down there?

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I missed the globs on the walls of the jar, but getting to the bottom was still such a fun wait.

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The filling was a mix of:

  • 1/3 cup raw oats
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • Handful p-nuts
  • Sprinkle cinnamon
  • Pinch salt

^ All stirred together and in fridge overnight.

This AM I added a little puffed brown rice and a small crumbled FANNEtastic Oat Puff Ball.

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Coconut Chai

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Our garden is just bursting with flowers!

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Especially those of the pajama variety!

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1 stacey (the home-cooked vegan) May 2, 2011 at 7:54 am

Hehe :) Cute pajama pants! Have fun eating your way to the bottom of that jar! I know I would ;)

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2 Khushboo May 2, 2011 at 7:57 am

Classic breakfast! My dark choc dreams jar is finally ready for some overnight oat action…finally!

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3 kalli May 2, 2011 at 8:04 am

kath, can you make the overnight oats without the yogurt?

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4 KathEats May 2, 2011 at 8:05 am

You can – Angela @ Oh She Glows does a vegan version with lots of chia seeds and almond milk. But I think yogurt is key for the texture I love.

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5 Molly May 2, 2011 at 8:07 am

Your feet look so comfy! I’m putting on my dress shoes for the day as I type (girls always multi-task). Overnight oats are so great as the temperature rises!

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6 Holly @ The Runny Egg May 2, 2011 at 8:10 am

I love your slippers — I have the same ones in dark brown! So comfy.

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7 Karen May 2, 2011 at 9:51 am

I have these slippers from tar-jay too…love them, but wish the laces would stay tied:)

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8 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife May 2, 2011 at 10:45 am

I have the same ones in dark brown too!! LOVE them :)

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9 KathEats May 2, 2011 at 10:46 am

ME TOO!! I hate the laces!

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10 Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food May 2, 2011 at 8:21 am

I love your PJ pants and comfy shoes! Too cute!

I still haven’t tried OIAJ or overnight oats – am I really a food blogger?? hehe I must remedy this!

Have a great start to your week! :)

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11 Lisa Fine May 2, 2011 at 8:23 am

Those overnight oats look really good.

Sadly, I’m trying to limit my dairy intake since my allergies are quite bad right now [and I find too much dairy makes me too congested], but I have an almost-empty jar of cashew butter in the fridge that could use some. I suppose I could fill the jar with oats instead…

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12 Lucy @ The Sweet Touch May 2, 2011 at 8:24 am

Your garden is looking good. I can’t remember, do you grow any herbs or plants? We just planted some herbs in pots the other day – it will be nice to save some money over the summer!!

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13 KathEats May 2, 2011 at 8:38 am

Yeah! We have a whole huge garden sprouting at the moment!

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14 Sarah @ See Sarah Graduate May 2, 2011 at 8:28 am

Looks like a great breakfast! much better than the granola bar i had :)

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15 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table May 2, 2011 at 8:29 am

Flowers are so pretty this time of year!

I’m sooooo close to emptying my favorite jar of PB and am already salivating over the thought of oats in a jar using it. It’s the little things…

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16 Jackie @ Baking Charms May 2, 2011 at 8:29 am

You give me such serious spoon envy! I need to get cute ones ASAP :)

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17 M May 2, 2011 at 8:33 am

Do you ever find your overnight oats to cold to eat comfortably?(sometimes a chilly thing ‘
hard to tackle in am!)
Any suggestions ?
thanks!

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18 KathEats May 2, 2011 at 8:38 am

Yes. You can put them in the microwave for 10 seconds

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19 Katherine: Unemployed May 2, 2011 at 11:53 am

I have this same issue with using thick mugs to let berries thaw; it’s not only whats inside that is cold but the mug makes it 100x worse!

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20 M May 2, 2011 at 8:34 am

PS I know hot oats another option ;)
but just wondering if you try and get your overnight stuff closer to room temp
or eat it cold?

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21 Jessica May 3, 2011 at 3:23 pm

I know I can’t answer for Kath, but I don’t think ten seconds would make the overnight oats hot, it would just make them not refrigerator chilly.

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22 Hope May 2, 2011 at 8:35 am

Those overnight oats look amazing! I’m going to have to try making them the way that you do because mine aren’t coming out right!

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23 Ashley @ Feeding Ashley May 2, 2011 at 8:38 am

The oats look great and your feet look comfy. Sounds like a perfect morning.

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24 SquatLikeALady May 2, 2011 at 8:43 am

Is it bad that every time I buy a jar of peanut butter I fantasize not about eating a spoonful of it later that day, but rather about using it for overnight oats a week later? haha

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25 Estela @ Weekly Bite May 2, 2011 at 8:45 am

Love those flower’s! So pretty :)

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26 lynn @ the actor's diet May 2, 2011 at 8:47 am

i swear everything tastes better eaten out of a jar, especially a glass one

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27 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) May 2, 2011 at 8:48 am

I hate waking up and having my house smell like dinner from the night before. That means some kind of baking has to occur that day. Although I don’t mind that part! Have a great day Kath! Your oats look delicious!

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28 Valerie @ City|Life|Eats May 2, 2011 at 8:50 am

Love overnight oats :)

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29 Ellie @ The Mommyist May 2, 2011 at 8:55 am

Breakfast looks great! I’ve been doing a 21 day purification, under the supervision of my naturopath, and the two things I miss the most are nut butters and oats. Who knew?

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30 Kellie May 2, 2011 at 8:56 am

I am looking at purchasing my first food processor (been getting by with a Magic Bullet and a blender so far, but really do need a food processor!). Do you have a recommendation/preference for food processor? I am hoping to make my own nut butter with it in addition to plenty of other uses! :)

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31 KathEats May 2, 2011 at 10:44 am

I have a Cuisinart 14 cup stainless steel and love it. It’s nice and classic and about $129

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32 chloe @ 321delish May 2, 2011 at 9:07 am

those OOIAJ look awesome!

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33 Jessie May 2, 2011 at 9:10 am

Mmmm, where’d you find the coconut chai tea??

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34 KathEats May 2, 2011 at 10:44 am

World Market. Mom got it for me

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35 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat May 2, 2011 at 9:12 am

Nice pj’s!! Your garden looks like it’s coming on really well! I’m still waiting for it to get a bit warmer before planting anything as some mornings we’ve had frost on the ground, but I’m excited to get some spring flowers going! Delicious looking breakfast!

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36 Justeen @ Blissful Baking May 2, 2011 at 9:17 am

I’m having the same breakfast this morning! I love overnight oats :)

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37 Heather May 2, 2011 at 9:21 am

I love to make overnight oats in the summer with fresh berries – I also love reusing old glass jars. What a perfect use!

Love the pj bottoms – I love relaxing and enjoying my breakfast in my pjs!

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38 Natalia - a side of simple May 2, 2011 at 9:25 am

I love your pajama bottoms! Those types of designs are my favorite. I wish they were more “public” appropriate because I would totally wear them all the time. Oh wait, I do tend to do that either way… :)

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39 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin May 2, 2011 at 9:31 am

I tried overnight oats once and didn’t like them, so now I stick to vegan overnight oats. But you make this look seriously delicious! I think overnight oats deserve another shot.

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40 Krystina (Organically Me) May 2, 2011 at 9:34 am

Cute pjs! :D

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41 Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather May 2, 2011 at 9:46 am

I almost finished a jar of pb this morning but held a little back for oats in a jar tomorrow! Since it’s still chilly here in Washington I’ll probably go with the warmer variety.

Such pretty flowers surrounding you. Happy monday!

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42 Anastasia May 2, 2011 at 9:46 am

Coconut chai sounds amazing. Overnight oats are amazing as well. I’ve recently gotten into eating quinoa mixed with banana, almond milk and almond butter in the mornings. Just mix it together and leave in the fridge overnight.. it’s so good!

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43 Karen May 2, 2011 at 9:52 am

Lucky you…so jealous of your flower garden!

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44 AShley May 2, 2011 at 9:58 am

Oooh, that pop of orange is fabulous!!! Totally agree about licking the nut butter from the food processor. It’s a must!

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45 Meri May 2, 2011 at 10:03 am

It’s like “fruit on the bottom” yogurt, only “PB on the bottom” oats! I don’t delay gratification too well, so I suppose I’d keep my nut butter on top :)
As far as licking the food processor, I’ve also oh so carefully licked the BLADE of the dang thing, only to realize I was being “nutty” and that no sunbutter, however sugared and delicious, is worth a cut tongue…

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46 KathEats May 2, 2011 at 10:46 am

I totally lick the blade..

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47 Baking Books May 2, 2011 at 2:56 pm

Oh my God – that sounds scary…be careful! Giving me the shivers.

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48 Amanda- The Nutritionist Reviews May 2, 2011 at 10:21 am

What brand is the coconut chai? I just got some of that flavor from Teamotions.

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49 KathEats May 2, 2011 at 10:46 am

Gypsy. It’s a bit too spicy for me

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50 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope May 2, 2011 at 10:30 am

Love that breakfast! And those pajamas are adorable… the slippers look so comfy too!

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51 Jenny (Fit Girl Foodie) May 2, 2011 at 10:34 am

I make overnight oats in jars of empty pb jars that I’ve already used and wash but definitely better when you get to scrap the pb off the sides :D

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52 Nacho Lindsay May 2, 2011 at 10:44 am

The flowers look so pretty! My house always smells of Bath & Body Works wallflowers, Kendall Jackson Chardonnay and melted cheese….

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53 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) May 2, 2011 at 10:44 am

That jar of yummies sounds so good!!

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54 Sara May 2, 2011 at 10:45 am

I’m sure you’ve already explained this somewhere…but how do you make your overnight oats??? Thanks Kath! :)

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55 KathEats May 2, 2011 at 10:47 am

“overnight oats” is hyperlinked in the post – I also explained the technique in the recipe above. Do you have a specific question about the technique?

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56 Sara May 2, 2011 at 10:56 am

ahhh just saw that- thanks!

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57 Rachel @ The Avid Appetite May 2, 2011 at 10:53 am

Beautiful! and love the Anthro mug :) I have the Missus version – which is more of a fancy teacup. I love using it!

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58 Holly May 2, 2011 at 11:31 am

I LOVE your kitchen towel in the photos–where did you get it?? Also, just wanted you to know you’ve totally inspired me to change my eating habits! I’m currently enjoying homemade egg salad (Ellie Krieger’s recipe) on Wasa Fiber crackers and an apple with Trader Joe’s Sunflower Seed Butter for lunch–yum!

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59 KathEats May 2, 2011 at 1:55 pm
60 Cait @ Beyond Bananas May 2, 2011 at 11:33 am

Having no dishes to do in the morning is probably one of my favorite things about OIAJ!

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61 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) May 2, 2011 at 11:55 am

I never have any PB left on the sides of the jar when I have OOIAJ. I always scrape it out and eat it plain :)

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62 Danielle @ weightsandmeasures May 2, 2011 at 12:18 pm

Overnight oats was on the breakfast menu yesterday and choco-banana buckwheat today… Breakfast is my favorite. That spoon lodged in your oatage is also one of my favorites!

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63 Anna May 2, 2011 at 12:58 pm

Kath —
I have been a loyal reader for about a year now and have never commented, but I feel today is a good day to start. I just want to express my disgust at your lack of acknowledgement of last night’s major news headline. Today is a day I have no interest in a blogger’s oats in a jar or miles ran on the treadmill. Today, I was hoping to read reflections on the state of our country and an acknowledgement of all the lives lost 10 years ago. I am deeply upset that none of my favorite bloggers seem to think the death of Osama Bin Laden, a man directly responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent people, is not significant enough to even briefly reflect upon.

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64 KathEats May 2, 2011 at 1:56 pm

I’m sorry, but this is not a political blog.

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65 Mastering Public Health (@MasPublicHealth) May 2, 2011 at 2:09 pm

I was going to express a similar opinion re: blogs on Twitter. Today–or at the very least, this morning–represents a time to take a pause from endless internal focuses (e.g., breakfast consistency, local weather forecast) and reflect on the the grander external picture. Food and health blogs may not be inherently ‘political’ in nature but this was a bipartisan event and, as residents of the universe, silence simply appears self-absorbed, even if it is unintended.

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66 Baking Books May 2, 2011 at 2:59 pm

A lot of blogs are personal or focus on more positive events. If you want to read/hear more about life’s current events, simply turn on the radio, CNN, Today show, GMA, Nightly News, or grab any newspaper or check online from the News sources.

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67 Jillian May 2, 2011 at 4:08 pm

I would not have come here expecting Kath to comment on the death of Osama Bin Laden. Actually, I would have been pretty shocked if she did. Likewise, it isn’t everyone else’s responsibility to react to or comment on anything just because you are having feelings about it. Personally, I’m disturbed by a lot- probably most- of the reactions I *am* seeing, but I would do what Baking Books suggested if I actually wanted to read about it.

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68 kaila @ healthy helper! May 2, 2011 at 1:29 pm

Hehehe I have those shoes :)

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69 Mary Catherine May 2, 2011 at 1:31 pm

Hey Kath! Any idea what the nutritional/calorie stats are per tbs of that delicious Honey Crunch PB?

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70 KathEats May 2, 2011 at 1:57 pm

Probably just like regular PB – 2 tbsp = 180-200 kcal

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71 Johanna B May 2, 2011 at 1:34 pm

I love doing food prep on Sunday afternoons. You’re right that it makes a difference in what you eat mid-week. I didn’t get to do it yesterday. My fridge decided to quit working and I spent most of Sunday afternoon cleaning out the stuff that went bad. I do HATE to throw away food.

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72 Kate @ NaturaStride May 2, 2011 at 1:39 pm

Ooh Coconut Chai sounds delish! I will have to scope this out…
PS – I bought my sister and baby nephew some of those engraved spoons off Wooden Hive via etsy! So excited. Thanks for the idea!
Have a great week :)

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73 Emma (Namaste Everyday) May 2, 2011 at 2:37 pm

those overnight oats and making me hungry! they look awesome, I like the handful of peanuts :)

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74 Heather May 2, 2011 at 3:43 pm

I am also totally loving the coconut chai tea…amazing!

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75 Crystal May 2, 2011 at 5:44 pm

I have recently found coconut chai tea myself and it is amazing.. Oats look awesome this morning :)

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76 Hannah May 2, 2011 at 7:08 pm

I have to add licking the whisk that you’ve made meringue in to your list! :)

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77 Kim@ The Future Dr. B-S May 2, 2011 at 7:46 pm

I just threw together this oatmeal – looks great! Just no peanut butter :-(

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78 Kevie May 2, 2011 at 8:14 pm

Kath,
Thank you so much for introducing me to Overnight Oats!!! I have been enjoying your blog since the beginning of the year, but I just made myself a couple of batches the past two nights (to be eaten in the AM). I feel like I am eating dessert for breakfast, and I am disappointed by my other meals of the day…nothing can compare!

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79 KathEats May 2, 2011 at 8:26 pm

Haha – I know what you mean! Nothing compares to breakfast :)

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80 McKayla (green groats) May 2, 2011 at 9:24 pm

I’ve got to get going on this overnight oats jar action! Looks delicious :) I have steel cut oats ‘cooking’ overnight in a pot of water that I brought to a boil, covered, and let sit …not as exciting.

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81 Anita May 3, 2011 at 8:21 pm

a spoon full of granola that my friend makes, a splish splash of agave, a spoonful of nature’s balance P-nut butter and some nutritional yeast. can’t wait until morning.

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82 Anita May 3, 2011 at 8:24 pm

the only thing is now I know they are in the refride
I hope I can wait until morning. ay….

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