Pumpkin On Pumpkin

September 29, 2011


I’m just going to apologize now for the abundance of pumpkin in the next few weeks.

Know that:

  1. It’s one of my top 10 favorite foods and flavors
  2. It’s a superfood!!

So behold: pumpkin on pumpkin action:


Coach’s Oats { <– on sale right now!} made with milk, water, banana and chia seeds. I added 1/2 a cup of pumpkin when the oats were 80% thickened over medium heat. Then I stirred in a pinch each of ground cloves, cinnamon, all spice and nutmeg.

Topped with some crumbled Great Harvest Pumpkin Chocolate Chip and a smidge of Barney Butter!


Served with tea {who is this tea junkie!?}


And a dash of sunshine


I woke up really sore + stiff this morning. I swear leftover from Monday’s Body Pump! Chris has magical powers so that one new muscle becomes sore each day after his class throughout the week just as one is getting better. Yesterdays killer cycle class didn’t help.

So this morning’s run was postponed. Walking sounds like a good afternoon plan.

This morning I’m speaking on Real Food at a wellness fair as part RD, part pro-food-blogger, part bakery owner.

Have a great one!

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1 Aine @ Something to Chew Over September 29, 2011 at 7:57 am

Wow those colours are amazing! So autumnal :)

Good luck with your talk!


2 J3nn(Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) September 29, 2011 at 10:52 am

That’s what I was thinking! So many pretty fall colors. Love the green bowl. :)


3 Molly @ RDexposed September 29, 2011 at 8:00 am

Represent the RD!! And never apologize for a pumpkin overload!


4 Sally Anne @ PaleoRunnerGirl September 29, 2011 at 8:00 am

One should NEVER apologize for too much pumpkin! I don’t actually think it is possible to have too much of it! I think pumpkin is my favorite superfood! :)


5 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope September 29, 2011 at 8:08 am

I could never get sick of pumpkin! There is no need to apolgize. I think the majority of us are just as in love with pumpkin as you are. :) Good luck speaking today!


6 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio September 29, 2011 at 8:15 am

Have a great time at the fair!! Oh and ps, I love the dash of sunshine!


7 Heather @ Better With Veggies September 29, 2011 at 8:16 am

I’m loving all the pumpkin recipes – so keep them coming. I even added a scoop of pumpkin to my cereal this morning! :)


8 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga September 29, 2011 at 8:17 am

Ok I didn’t know pumpkin was a superfood. Three cheers for that. And for all the pumpkin recipes you’re going to post. Post away, can’t wait to see them all :)


9 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes September 29, 2011 at 8:17 am

What a colourful breakie! Cute bowl :)


10 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat September 29, 2011 at 8:18 am

Looks DELICIOUS! And nothing but pumpkin is fine by me… I’m already turning orange and it’s not even October yet!


11 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats September 29, 2011 at 8:19 am

Haha that’s a lot of pumpkin! But I’m not complaining! I’m in love with pumpkin right now!


12 Hilliary @ Happily Ever Healthy September 29, 2011 at 8:26 am

I love pumpkin right now, I just had a huge bowl of pumpkin oats for breakfast! Good luck with your talk this morning!


13 kathleen @ the daily crumb September 29, 2011 at 8:28 am

i feel so boring posting about pumpkin, pumpkin, pumpkin!! my goal for this week is to incorporate it into meals other than breakfast, though.

just returned from a long morning walk to stretch out the muscles. it was glorious!


14 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife September 29, 2011 at 8:31 am

Have fun at the fair! Oh, and there is nothing wrong with eating lots of pumpkin. OH so good. And the color is great for pics too :)


15 Angie @ Musings of a Violet Monkey September 29, 2011 at 8:34 am

Too much pumpkin? Nah. I’m currently perfecting my recipe for a spicy pumpkin soup… it’s so good. I should have the recipe down by this weekend. You should try using your pumpkin in savory meals, to help you use it up.
Good luck on your speaking engagement!



16 Liz @ Tip Top Shape September 29, 2011 at 8:37 am

I didn’t know that pumpkin is a super food!! And you can never have too much pumpkin!


17 Anne September 29, 2011 at 8:38 am

I love all things pumpkin – bring on the pumpkin abundance!

On a random sidenote; did you see what Picky-Palate is making? Biscoff Cupcakes with Biscoff Buttercream – thought you might love it :)


18 KathEats September 29, 2011 at 2:00 pm

I saw those!! Total yum


19 Cait's Plate September 29, 2011 at 8:38 am

There is no such thing as too much pumpkin! I found a jar hiding out (next to my wheatberries!) in the pantry last night. Seriously – cleaning out the pantry made for more excitement than pretty much anything has in the past several weeks! Haha.

I bought the coach’s oats! I’m super excited to try them and nearly freaked out when I saw they were there – a good pick by you for sure (in my food-obsessed opinion!) :)


20 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen September 29, 2011 at 8:44 am

You never have to apologize for pumpkin to me! It’s funny how it’s so “cliche” to use pumpkin right now, but I love pumpkin all the time, not just because it’s fall. That just makes it even more special :) Have a great day!


21 Felicia (Natural + Balanced) September 29, 2011 at 8:50 am

i bought 17 cans of organic pumpkin yesterday.. bahaha :)


22 Khushboo September 29, 2011 at 8:54 am

I think I’m one of the only bloggers who isn’t gaga over pumpkin! Enjoy your day!


23 The Healthy Hipster September 29, 2011 at 8:55 am

Did you just APOLOGIZE for going a little gourd crazy in autumn? Woman, I would be concerned for you if you DIDN’T post about pumpkin every day.


24 KathEats September 29, 2011 at 2:01 pm
25 Alison September 29, 2011 at 8:57 am

the absolute best part of fall:
pumpkin ANYTHING!
speaking of,
any chance you could do a pumpkin butter post?
i’m excitedly gearing up to make some
and i’d love some kath-ish inspiration!


26 KathEats September 29, 2011 at 2:01 pm

I made this one once, but I think Trader Joe’s is better so I had that ever since:



27 Estela @ Weekly Bite September 29, 2011 at 9:02 am

You can never have too much pumpkin :) Have a great day!


28 Marisa @ Loser for Life September 29, 2011 at 9:05 am

I’m in a pumpkin obsession right now, so your breakfast looks GREAT to me, Kath!


29 Angel7 September 29, 2011 at 9:12 am

I did not know that pumpkin is a superfood. I am going to eat more pumpkin then. You should make a shirt for the fall season that says, “Eat More Pumpkin” :) — even though pumpkin can be eaten any time of the year.



30 KathEats September 29, 2011 at 2:02 pm



31 Lynn @ the actor's diet September 29, 2011 at 9:15 am

One should never apologize for too much pumpkin :)


32 jim September 29, 2011 at 9:40 am

I take this as a challenge to put pumpkin into my family’s menu for October… game on!


33 Karen September 29, 2011 at 9:42 am

Pretty bowlful…wish I liked canned pumpkin!

Have fun today…I’m sure you’ll wow your audience!


34 Katie September 29, 2011 at 9:46 am

Good luck speaking today! What a great breakfast to start off the day with! <3


35 Carla @Will Run for Health September 29, 2011 at 9:56 am

I think I have pumpkin envy after seeing that HUGE can Matt procured for you! Also, have you tried Pumpkin Spiced Tea yet? It’s even decaf! I know you love tea and pumpkin, but not sure what you would think of this combination:



36 KathEats September 29, 2011 at 2:02 pm

I generally find pumpkin spice teas to be too spiced for me – I don’t really like ginger that much. How is this one?


37 Cait @ Beyond Bananas September 29, 2011 at 9:58 am

Love the pumpkin on pumpkin action.. haha!

Also love when the soreness of a workout tends to linger.. because you know you really worked the muscles. :)


38 Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me September 29, 2011 at 10:05 am

mmmmm I love pumpkin!


39 Sarah September 29, 2011 at 10:15 am

This post reminded me that I need to check for the pumpkin spice Keurig coffee this weekend! I’m still finishing up my coconut coffee from the summer, but don’t want to miss the limited window that the pumpkin is in stores! I also have a FedEx package on the way with three new types of tea from Republic of Tea – coconut cocoa, red velvet cake and caramel apple! Can’t wait to try them!


40 Deva @ Deva by Definition September 29, 2011 at 10:18 am

Pumpkin muffins on banana-ey oats is one of my favorite breakfasts. Pumpkin muffin on OOIAJ? Is also AH-mazing.


41 Hillary September 29, 2011 at 10:22 am

I’m gonna go out on a limb and say this is probably my ideal breakfast. Yum.


42 Cat @Breakfast to Bed September 29, 2011 at 10:24 am

I am so cheesed I just ordered a gajillion pounds of coach’s before the sale. I intend on buying more. I am an oats hoarder. Just oats though, no old food or dead birds.


43 Casey @ Pocket Full of Sunshine September 29, 2011 at 10:42 am

Never apologize for pumpkin! :)


44 Jessica @ Jess Go Bananas September 29, 2011 at 10:45 am

Pumpkin on pumpkin..best way to go!


45 Alycia September 29, 2011 at 10:51 am

Pumpkin is soo so so so good and you can literally do anything with it! I have yet to figure out how to combine it with chicken…. pumpkin ale chicken perhaps with pumpkin infused brown rice and grilled pumpkin….

haha sorry I am clearly obsessed. and very excited for more pumpkin posts.


46 Rosa - Fitness, Food, Fulfilled September 29, 2011 at 10:58 am

Tis the season for pumpkin overload. I’m going to just go with it and embrace it.


47 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More September 29, 2011 at 11:00 am

I look forward to all of the pumpkin posts! I made oatmeal this morning and was sad I didn’t have any pumpkin to add to it. Must buy some right away! :)


48 Johanna B September 29, 2011 at 11:03 am

Someone gave you a shout-out on Yoni Freedhoff’s blog Weighty Matters this morning.

I love pumpkin anything.


49 KathEats September 29, 2011 at 2:02 pm

Fun! Thanks for sharing!


50 Roxee September 29, 2011 at 11:05 am

Quote: “I’m just going to apologize now for the abundance of pumpkin in the next few weeks”
Why? Tis the season, and we will pumpkin eat until we are all pumpkined out, which will be at the end of October…. Am I right readers?


51 Roxee September 29, 2011 at 11:07 am

Oh, and by the way, after the pumpkin “season”, we can always use a pumpkin recipe and use another squash instead! Hence, NEW recipe!


52 Johanna B September 29, 2011 at 12:45 pm

I never get tired of pumpkin. I eat it year round.


53 KathEats September 29, 2011 at 2:02 pm

I eat it through about March!


54 Hillary September 29, 2011 at 11:10 am

Can you buy those Coach’s Oats locally? I almost bought some on OpenSky but then thought it’s silly to ship them across the country if I can grab them at my local Kroger/Whole Foods. Thanks :)

PS, for Cvillers, you can get Biscoff at the Barracks Kroger! I didn’t realize this until I saw it there a few weeks ago!


55 Krissy @ Shiawase Life September 29, 2011 at 12:25 pm

Hillary – at the other Kroger too (Rio Hill)



56 Krissy @ Shiawase Life September 29, 2011 at 12:25 pm

Hillary – ETA:
Coach’s Oats are also available at Costco. I know we don’t have one in town, but Short Pump or Harrisonburg does 😀


57 Hillary September 29, 2011 at 1:18 pm

Sweet!! Thanks. There’s a Costco near my parents in Nashville so I’ll have to stock up the next time I’m there!


58 KathEats September 29, 2011 at 2:03 pm

Glad Krissy beat me to it :) Costco is the only place I know of


59 Katherina @ Zephyr Runs September 29, 2011 at 11:22 am

I know this is one of those things I’m going to have to google to find out more – but I had no idea pumpkin was so great for you!


60 Anna @ On Anna's Plate September 29, 2011 at 11:25 am

No need to apologize for the abundance of pumpkin– it’s one of the best parts about fall!!


61 Marcella @ Sweet Marcella September 29, 2011 at 11:31 am

Pumpkin on pumpkin anything is amazing! Last night I had Pumking with a pumpkin dessert! Wooo!


62 KathEats September 29, 2011 at 2:03 pm



63 Ashley @ Thefitacademic September 29, 2011 at 11:41 am

mmmmmmm – the GH pumpkin choc chip was one of my FIRST introductions into GH. It’s the thing that has always made me go back! Delicious!!!!!


64 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey September 29, 2011 at 11:56 am

I’m sore this morning from Tuesday! I did 100 squats during my workout.. and my left inner thigh is screaming. Not the right one though – perhaps that one will hurt tomorrow?


65 Beth September 29, 2011 at 12:02 pm

Pumpkin chocolate chip?! Agh – send some to NYC, please. This pregnant person has been craving pumpkin. Had a really delicious apple pumpkin soup from Whole Foods the other day. Wishing my constant nausea wasn’t preventing me from cooking, otherwise I’d make up my own batch.


66 katie @KatieDid September 29, 2011 at 12:05 pm

All your lives and jobs collide into one talk… pretty cool how they all relate so well to one another!


67 [email protected] September 29, 2011 at 12:22 pm

I love you pumpkin recipes! Those oats look fantastic! I’m trying to find Body Pump classes in Chicago – it sounds like it’s an amazing class!


68 [email protected] September 29, 2011 at 12:22 pm

Correction: I love *YOUR* pumpkin recipes. :)


69 Natalia September 29, 2011 at 12:29 pm

I saw this and immediately thought of you and the bears : http://www.lilsugar.com/Goldilocks-Three-Bears-Birthday-Party-19176519?

I think it’s an excellent way to celebrate in the new house :)


70 KathEats September 29, 2011 at 2:03 pm

Oh wow – I LOVE the design there! And those tiny chairs!!


71 Julia H. @ The Petite Spiel September 29, 2011 at 12:45 pm

Pumpkin overload: no apology necessary.

I feel like that she be a t-shirt…


72 Julia H. @ The Petite Spiel September 29, 2011 at 12:45 pm

**should be a t-shirt

(eek typos!)


73 [email protected] September 29, 2011 at 12:45 pm

bodypump seriously sounds like the best! 😀 And young lady, you have violated code 108374 by using too much delicious pumpkin in the morning. haha jk, it’s totally good in my book! :)


74 Paige @ Running Around Normal September 29, 2011 at 12:56 pm

Love the pumpkin on pumpkin reference. Too funny 😛 And I feel ya on the pumpkin love!! :)


75 Shannon @ My Place In The Race September 29, 2011 at 1:02 pm

Mmmmm…pumpkin! 😛


76 Rachael September 29, 2011 at 1:15 pm

I started eating pumpkin oats last year after I started reading KERF – Life. Changing.

Also, your home is so, so lovely and peaceful looking… Congrats!You’ve truly got a gift for making spaces beautiful.


77 marpari September 29, 2011 at 1:34 pm

love pumpkin year round! Great with yogurt, spices, and applesauce, low cal pumpkin pie taste! Learned it from Weight Watchers, where it is a zero point food! Good news.


78 Becky @ Skinnyfat Girls September 29, 2011 at 1:43 pm

No need to apologize – there is no such thing as too much pumpkin! I’m looking forward to seeing your different pumpkin ideas because my cabinet is housing near 10 cans that I’m sure are anxious to be used in new and exciting ways. Pretty mug, by the way. :)


79 Allison September 29, 2011 at 2:00 pm

You can never have too much pumpkin, in my opinion 😉 It’s fall, it’s totes fine!


80 Natalie the Awesome September 29, 2011 at 3:15 pm

pumpkinness = yumminess


81 Nicole September 29, 2011 at 3:20 pm

I’ve been making “overnight oats” with Pumpkin instead of yogurt or milk and throwing in an extra scoop of protein powder. It’s awesome and not using dairy makes it pre-workout friendly :)


82 Michelle @ Turning Over a New Leaf September 29, 2011 at 4:43 pm

No shame in being a tea junkie! I work at a coffeeshop and since I started working there, I’ve had far more tea than coffee to drink. Of course, I’ve only been working there a week. This may change. 😉


83 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin September 29, 2011 at 5:49 pm

Good thing there’s no such thing as too much pumpkin! 😀

Have you ever tried using canned pumpkin in a savory dish before?


84 Brittnie (A Joy Renewed) September 29, 2011 at 6:15 pm

No need to apologize for the over abundance of pumpkin!! What a great problem to have on your hands!


85 Shana September 29, 2011 at 6:53 pm

I love pumpkin and won’t mind a bit if all your pictures are orange for the next three months!


86 Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers September 29, 2011 at 9:42 pm

I think I know what I am having for breakfast tomorrow, thanks Kath! I ordered the Coach Oats from Open Sky, I can’t wait to get it!!


87 hemp jogger September 30, 2011 at 8:19 pm

chris killed my legs in athletic conditioning on thursday (in a good way!)…had trouble walking still today (friday). he rocks :)


88 Miley Johnson November 4, 2011 at 10:36 pm

HI Kath! I am just trying to find the recipe you use for plain ol coach’s oats pumpkin! i am making it tomorrow on the stove top but do not know how much milk and water to add (cup wise)?! Could you provide just the full out recipe of how much oats, water, milk, and pumpkin you add!?


89 KathEats November 5, 2011 at 12:27 am

Hey Miley,
I use 1/3 cup coach’s oats, 2/3 cup water, 1/3 cup milk, half a banana, pinch of salt all in a pot. Heat to a bubbling simmer and stir until thickened. Then stir in about 1/3 cup pumpkin and spices at the end.


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