Pick Me Up

May 15, 2011

Espresso…egg… lady fingers…cheese – sounds like breakfast to me!


Last night Francesca told us that Tiramisu translates to ‘pick me up’ or ‘carry me up’ – sometimes with a sexual connotation ifyouknowhatimean! The espresso (which thankfully did not interrupt my sleep) is supposed to give a nice energy boost after a meal.


How ‘bout a little pick me up in the AM!


I made an oatmeal base for two –

  • 1/4 cup Scottish oats
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • Handful of strawberries (NO BANANA!! Didn’t want it to interfere!)
  • 1 tiny slice of tiramisu, stirred in at end for flava’

And on top – a sinking slice with coconut butter!


This was INCREDIBLE!! The mascarpone melted out of the sides and onto the oats, making for one decadent breakfast!


Served with a bit more ‘joe



We finally have a lazy morning. Nothing planned other than a mid-morning run, and then I have an event to attend with some friends this afternoon!

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1 Sarah May 15, 2011 at 8:30 am

I didn’t know that about tiramisu! I love that stuff and that breakfast looks de-lish!
Happy Sunday!


2 Liv @ The Salty n' Sweet May 15, 2011 at 8:36 am

Oh man that is one amazing breakfast! Does the tiramisu have chocolate covered espresso beans on top?? Those are my favorite!

And since it has espresso in it, it’s perfectly acceptable breakfast food 😉

Have an awesomely relaxing Sunday :)


3 The Healthy Hipster May 15, 2011 at 8:37 am

What a brilliant idea! My Sicilian roommates used to make me the most delicious tiramisu but I never thought to eat it with my breakfast! Looks like the perfect Sunday morning indulgence. :)


4 kaila @ healthy helper! May 15, 2011 at 8:39 am

Oh wow….desert for breakfast sounds fantastic! :)


5 Meg May 15, 2011 at 8:39 am

Wow…that breakfast…DROOL! I love tasty cheeses and tiramisu :)


6 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) May 15, 2011 at 8:44 am

Now that is how you start a Sunday morning off! Enjoy your rest this morning. This is the first day in months the we woke up leisurely and are just now have some oats…work comes later. Have a great day Kath!


7 M May 15, 2011 at 8:50 am

Oh my god-tiramisu for breakfast? That sounds soooo delish and decadent!

And how fun as you are the super healthy eater,so I LOVE the fact you added a bit of dessert
to breaky! Woo hoo and party on!!! Fun to read this “surprise” this morn.



8 Freya (Brit Chick Runs) May 15, 2011 at 8:50 am

Tiramisu for breakfast – that is awesomeness personified :)


9 Lauren at Keep It Sweet May 15, 2011 at 8:51 am

I think tiramisu + oatmeal is your best breakfast creation yet:-)


10 staceyhealthylife May 15, 2011 at 8:52 am

Wow great idea and what a treat. You deserve it enjoy.


11 Ally (Girl V Food) May 15, 2011 at 8:52 am

BRB, buying a tiramisu at Whole Foods and putting it in my oatmeal…


12 Felicia (Natural + Balanced) May 15, 2011 at 8:53 am

wow, that looks and sounds amazing!


13 Holly @ The Runny Egg May 15, 2011 at 8:53 am

I love lazy days — I’m having one today too!


14 Estela @ Weekly Bite May 15, 2011 at 8:53 am

Now THAT is a great breakfast :)


15 Liz @ Tip Top Shape May 15, 2011 at 8:57 am

That breakfast sounds amazing!!! I love tiramisu. It was one of my favorite desserts growing up.


16 Hannah May 15, 2011 at 9:01 am

*squeals* Tiramisu and coconut butter? Oh, that’s amazing! Oooh… I wonder how leftover cheesecake would fare in oats…


17 Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food May 15, 2011 at 9:01 am

um yes I love this idea! :)


18 Molly @ RDexposed May 15, 2011 at 9:04 am

Oh that looks brilliant!! People who tell me that they don’t like oatmeal don’t know the full array of varieties! And I am kicking back this am, too-feels so good!


19 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is May 15, 2011 at 9:08 am

OH my gosh… tiramisu is a favorite dessert of mine. This just looks incredible.


20 Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga) May 15, 2011 at 9:15 am

I love pic 9286
Something about the way the spoon is laid in the bowl and with the “1 tiny slice of tiramisu, stirred in at end for flava’”…oh, yes.

I’d actually make it a biggie slice :)

have a great Sunday, Kath :)


21 Baking 'n' Books May 15, 2011 at 9:21 am

I think I just died. I love adding cookies to oatmeal :)

Hope you have a relaxing day (Finally!)


22 J3nn(Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) May 15, 2011 at 9:25 am

Epic oatmeal.

Love tiramisu!! So delish.


23 MonsteRawr May 15, 2011 at 9:29 am

So, if I put a piece of coconut cream pie on top of my morning oatmeal, is that breakfast too? Cause I’m just saying, a world of possibilities just opened up in front of me.


24 Nikita May 15, 2011 at 9:35 am

Oh my lord, I’m so jealous you just ate tiramisu for breakfast!


25 Laura Jane @ Recovering Chocoholic May 15, 2011 at 9:42 am

Wow, looks delicious! An excuse to eat tiramisu for breakfast! My breakfast this morning: a S’more stuffed brownie! I didn’t even try to justify it. However, in the future I can put it on top of oatmeal to justify it.


26 CT May 15, 2011 at 9:42 am

It’s “mascarpone”.


27 lynn @ the actor's diet May 15, 2011 at 9:43 am

i don’t love tiramisu (not a fan of italian desserts in general) but i will find any excuse to eat anything sweet first thing in the morning…


28 Miranda @ Working Mom Works Out May 15, 2011 at 9:45 am

Okay, this is drool worthy. Borderline ridiculous-yummy. :)


29 Heather May 15, 2011 at 9:48 am

That looks like an amazing breakfast – I love anything sweet added to oatmeal!

Enjoy your run!


30 Tori (Fresh Fruition) May 15, 2011 at 9:54 am

There’s nothing like starting your day off with a treat! It just gets everything off on the right foot!

Tiramisu oats, divine!


31 starla May 15, 2011 at 10:01 am

mmm sounds like pure deliciousness! you always have great food ideas and combos!
Do you know of any great tiramisu recipes?


32 KathEats May 15, 2011 at 10:14 am

I don’t – I’ve never made it


33 Khushboo May 15, 2011 at 10:01 am

Decadence in a bowl- awesome!


34 nickee May 15, 2011 at 10:12 am

That looks divine! Any way we can get the recipe for that tiramisu?? :)


35 KathEats May 15, 2011 at 10:14 am

Sorry, asking my guests for recipes is hard to coordinate…


36 Alex @ fightcancerwithfood May 15, 2011 at 10:32 am

Look at that little strawberry poking out and saying hello, love that! I am SO going to have to try and veganise this…


37 SquatLikeALady May 15, 2011 at 10:35 am

I’m so glad you finally get to unwind!!! Have a beautiful day 😀


38 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin May 15, 2011 at 11:08 am

Yum what an awesome morning treat! Enjoy your lazy morning Kath. You deserve it!


39 Lauren May 15, 2011 at 11:49 am

I never knew tiramisu was an aphrodisiac. No wonder its my favorite dessert. 😉


40 Emily @ Savory and Savage May 15, 2011 at 12:12 pm

Tiramisu for breakfast? A brilliant idea!!


41 Becky May 15, 2011 at 12:13 pm

A little bit of tiramisu goes a long way – day or night! : 0 )


42 Julie @ Lettuce Choose Healthy May 15, 2011 at 12:14 pm

dessert for breakfast! yummmm


43 Cait @ Beyond Bananas May 15, 2011 at 12:28 pm

Tiramisu is one of my favorites. When I worked in a restaurant, they used to let us eat all the scraps left in my pan. Those were the best days!!


44 Lenna May 15, 2011 at 12:33 pm

oatmeal with tiramisu? You are my hero!! :))


45 Mary @ Bites and Bliss May 15, 2011 at 12:50 pm

Tiramisu in oats?! Yes please!! I’ve sadly never had tiramisu before. Ohh thinking that needs to change.


46 Katie May 15, 2011 at 1:14 pm

omg that could possibly be the best bowl of oats ever….seriously amazing! I love tiramisu!!!


47 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife May 15, 2011 at 1:37 pm

mmm what an intense bowl of oats! Enjoy your Sunday :)


48 Emma (Namaste Everyday) May 15, 2011 at 1:49 pm

so decadent! I’ve tried to make tiramisu but it always comes out too soggy. I fail as an Italian woman I guess 😉


49 Kristen Waby May 15, 2011 at 1:52 pm

You are hilarious! I can’t believe you topped dessert on brekkie!


50 Carol May 15, 2011 at 1:56 pm

Looks very yummy! As hard as the two of you have been working…you deserve it! Hope you enjoy your day!


51 Marina May 15, 2011 at 2:06 pm

Looks like a perfect breakfast for a lazy Sunday morning.!


52 [email protected] May 15, 2011 at 2:25 pm

*droooool* ahhhhh tiramisu is one of my fave desserts! this looks delicious. I agree, mascarpone in oatmeal is awesome…it’s also really good on pancakes! try it if you haven’t 😉


53 r8chel May 15, 2011 at 2:37 pm

Yum! I topped off my bowl of oatmeal with a small dollop of Nutella this morning. Who says breakfast can’t include a little chocolate?! :)


54 Ashley May 15, 2011 at 2:39 pm

Marscapone in oats??? mmmmmmmmmmmm :) Hope you’re having a great Sunday!


55 Suboxone Doctors May 15, 2011 at 2:52 pm

Man does that look delicious. A perfect meal for breakfast


56 Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather May 15, 2011 at 2:54 pm

tiramisu in oatmeal sounds fantastic!


57 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table May 15, 2011 at 3:29 pm

Ok. THIS has to be the best oatmeal ever. I <3 tiramisu.


58 Alaina May 15, 2011 at 4:02 pm

Ooh, breakfast and dessert in one! Looks heavenly.

Hope you enjoyed your lazy day! :-)


59 Kat @ Cupcake Kat May 15, 2011 at 9:19 pm

Yum tiramisu on oatmeal. I think I’m having a sexual connotation


60 Dee May 22, 2011 at 2:12 pm

omg. tiramisu oatmeal? i die.


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