The Birthday Breakfast That Wasn’t

October 27, 2011

Yesterday I had big plans to eat two of my favorite foods on my birthday: Oat Berry Muffin and Cville Cluster granola.

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Yet Matt left them at the bakery on my birthday eve!

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I made it for it with pancakes and frosting yesterday, and that meant that my day-after breakfast was even more exciting!

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A cup of yogurt topped with half a banana chia seeds, Cville Cluster, Oat Berry Crumbles and…Wild Squirrels!

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Remember back in the day when I tried Flying Squirrel Nut Butters? They ROCKED! The two masterminds (KERF readers!) behind their invention – Keeley and Erika – have really taken off with their newly named WILD Squirrel Nut Butter line! A jar of the professionally designed Curious Cocoa-Nut arrived on my doorstep and I gave it a prompt taste. Other than excellent slightly cocoa-but-not-too-chocolately-for-breakfast flavor, the TEXTURE of this is incredible. Extremely drippy and thick – almost like Barney Butter’s texture. Two squirrel thumbs up!

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FOAM IS HERE TO STAY! Two days in a row of success – 30 seconds microwaved in mug, 2% organic milk, frothed near bottom for 30 seconds, tea poured on top.

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I haven’t slept well the past two nights, so I’m awfully tired, but the show must go on. Didn’t make it on a run this morning – also due to a still-slightly-tender-upon-waking foot, but hope to do so later today.

I’m taking care of something this morning and then headed to GH all afternoon to work + play with Amanda, who Matt and I call Mandine a la the Simpsons : )

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1 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope October 27, 2011 at 8:15 am

Wow, your breakfast looks delicious! The perfect day after birthday treat! That nut butter sounds great! I love chocolate peanut butter. PB & Co’s Dark Chocolate Dreams is my favorite. :) Enjoy your day!

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2 Johanna B October 27, 2011 at 9:36 am

I love the Dark Choc Dreams with apple slices. El yummo!

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3 Zoe @ loseweightandgainhealth October 27, 2011 at 8:15 am

That nut butter looks amazing and what a cute name and picture on the jar. Wish we could get that in England!

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4 Kristy @ KristyRuns October 27, 2011 at 8:17 am

That nut butter looks amazing! Must try!

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5 Laura October 27, 2011 at 8:19 am

Breakfast looks great! But it was too bad you couldn’t go to the bakery the night before your birthday to get the goods yourself when your hubby forgot.

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6 Johanna B October 27, 2011 at 8:19 am

Yum – nut butters. Love the Wild Squirrel label. How fun!

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7 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat October 27, 2011 at 8:20 am

It’s your birthweek, so that warrants delicious and exciting meals EVERY DAY if you ask me! I can’t wait to try that nut butter!

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8 Krystina (Organically Me) October 27, 2011 at 8:22 am

That nut butter looks so amazing and drippy.

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9 Katie @ Raisins&Apples October 27, 2011 at 8:23 am

I really enjoy the day after when it comes to birthdays, everything has soaked in and now there are new memories :)

and I have a feeling my credit card may be placing an order for that nut butter—an twir one with coffee in it!

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10 Khushboo October 27, 2011 at 8:23 am

Awesome breakfast although I think the pancakes were a pretty great substitute :)

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11 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries October 27, 2011 at 8:23 am

Oh my, you make that Flying Squirrel nut butter sound heavenly! I’ve never even heard of it, but I think you sold me! ;) I’ll definitely have to look into it. And I don’t know about you, but I like prolonging my birthday for as long as possible, so just think of this breakfast another “birthday breakfast”!

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12 kathleen @ the daily crumb October 27, 2011 at 8:26 am

i love the wild squirrel nut butter! such a cute name. glad you have friends to play with today. dontcha know birthdays are meant to be celebrated all week long?!

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13 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife October 27, 2011 at 8:27 am

No matter when the b-fast birthday was eaten, as long as it was eaten!! Hah.

Looks delish.

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14 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes October 27, 2011 at 8:27 am

That nut butter looks fantastic!! Yum :)

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15 Kinley @ Better Off Barefoot October 27, 2011 at 8:30 am

Aww man… that breakfast combo sounds too delicious!!

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16 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table October 27, 2011 at 8:32 am

That reminds we I wanted to try that nut butter! I just got Sunland Valencia Peanut and LOVE it.

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17 Kati @ Around the Plate October 27, 2011 at 8:34 am

The curious cocoa nut butter looks amazing! Love seeing your creative readers endeavors – its so fantastic to see all of the healthy, fun things everyone else is up to these days.

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18 Sarah@The Flying ONION October 27, 2011 at 8:35 am

Oh your breakfasts keep getting better.

And I adore your mug! :D

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19 Angel7 October 27, 2011 at 8:46 am

Sounds like a great nut butter! For me, a nut butter’s texture has to be smooth and spreadable, and obviously delicious as well :)

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20 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat October 27, 2011 at 8:47 am

I like stretching our birthday celebrations for as long as possible! :)

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21 Cait's Plate October 27, 2011 at 8:56 am

Ooooh curious cocoa-nut is DEFINITELY one I could get on board with!

This whole breakfast looks so incredibly delicious. I’m glad you got to have it. PLUS – everyone knows you celebrate your birthday for the entire WEEK, so technically it still counts as a birthday breakfast :)

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22 Lynn @ the actor's diet October 27, 2011 at 8:59 am

Ah love the flying squirrel jars! Definitely hope to try one day.

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23 Cat @Breakfast to Bed October 27, 2011 at 9:02 am

wow. so yummy. I want all of it.

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24 Emily October 27, 2011 at 9:04 am

Happy belated bday!! Looks like it was a blast!

I must get my hands on a jar of that nut butter! Yum!

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25 The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh October 27, 2011 at 9:07 am

Aww, that nut butter looks so good and cute label to boot! Looks like a good filling breakfast! YUM!

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26 Aine @ Something to Chew Over October 27, 2011 at 9:17 am

Better late than never when it comes to birthday treats! :)

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27 Justeen @ Blissful Baking October 27, 2011 at 9:22 am

I’m glad you got to have you got to enjoy your fav foods this morning, even though they were a day late :) I actually stopped by your bakery on my run Monday morning and got an Oat Berry Muffin to have for breakfast. It was delicious! I think it may top the Carrot Raisin Walnut as my favorite GH muffin :)

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28 Alaina October 27, 2011 at 9:27 am

I don’t think there is anything better than drippy nut butter on top of clusters. :-P

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29 Donna Porter October 27, 2011 at 9:29 am

I was at the store last night and thought of you. I went down the peanut butter isle, even though I didn’t need peanut butter some how I am always on that isle, and discovered Biscoff Peanut Butter! Apparently it’s made from Biscoff cookies. I would love to send you a jar!

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30 KathEats October 27, 2011 at 3:08 pm

Donna,

Do you mean the Biscoff spread? I just had that yesterday – it’s incredible!!!

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31 Donna @ Life of a Happy Blonde October 27, 2011 at 9:31 am

That breakfast looks like exactly what i need this morning!
I’m kind of obsessed with Justins chocolate nut butter so that PB is right up my alley :)

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32 Aly October 27, 2011 at 9:39 am

Your breakfasts make me so jealous! Question: what’s all in the Cville Cluster you have so much?? (And where can I get me some??)

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33 KathEats October 27, 2011 at 3:08 pm

It’s from our bakery, Great Harvest, here in Cville. We occasionally do flash sales online through OpenSky – may be doing one soon.

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34 Angelea October 27, 2011 at 9:45 pm

This little hint makes me giddy! Best granola ever and I’ve really had a hankering for it lately!

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35 Amanda October 27, 2011 at 9:40 am

I’m drooling over that nut butter. Great name, too!

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36 Jen@FoodFamilyFitness October 27, 2011 at 9:48 am

I just recently tried Barney Butter and I LOVE the texture, so if this is anything like it, I’m sold!

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37 Kate October 27, 2011 at 9:49 am

Yay for FOAM!

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38 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen October 27, 2011 at 9:51 am

That’s the best looking yogurt mess I’ve ever seen!

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39 Sherry October 27, 2011 at 10:16 am

I received my cookbook yesterday and spent the evening deciding what to make first!! Thanks so much for sharing them. I think your shrimp and grits recipe will be my first recipe to try. xoxox

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40 KathEats October 27, 2011 at 3:08 pm

So glad!!!!

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41 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats October 27, 2011 at 10:41 am

Oh goodness that breakfast looks delicious! I haven’t tried any flavored nut butters yet because I’m afraid I’ll eat it all too quickly! I’m a snacker…

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42 Christine @ Oatmeal in my Bowl October 27, 2011 at 10:52 am

The Flying Squirrel Nut butter looks fantastic! And I love the company’s name. Makes your breakfast look mighty fine.

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43 Lisa Fine October 27, 2011 at 11:04 am

Love the nut butters! I love when companies add chocolate to nut butter. It’s nice to get my chocolate fix taken care of early in the day.

And thanks for giving me the idea to add crumbled muffins to oatmeal or yogurt. Whenever I have a muffin, that’s what I do (they’re so boring just on their own!), and it makes a great treat.

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44 sarah@spinach and spice October 27, 2011 at 11:25 am

Happy belated birthday, Kath!
Those nut butters do look fantastic. Drippy is essential, especially for dipping bananas straight into the jar.
What can I say, it’s a quick dorm room breakfast :)

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45 Marie@feedingfive October 27, 2011 at 12:20 pm

How great that those girls made a go of their business. I am not feeling too great this morning either, congested and achey, haven’t worked out for 3 days. It’s kind of nice to do nothing.

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46 Julia October 27, 2011 at 1:02 pm

happy belated birthday, kath!
that breakfast looks delicious :)

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47 Lindsay @ bikingbeforebed October 27, 2011 at 1:13 pm

I hope that nut butter shows up on Open Sky soon!

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48 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio October 27, 2011 at 1:46 pm

Just bought me some nut butters!

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49 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) October 27, 2011 at 1:57 pm

Something yummy to look forward to the day after your birthday is even more fun! I say birthdweek, not DAY! :)

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50 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga October 27, 2011 at 2:04 pm

Glad you got the foaming down pat. Amen for little successes like that, that can make your day just a little better :)

And I’ve never tried or even heard of Flying Squirrel Nut Butters but now I want to try that choc one!

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51 Emily@SavoryandSavage October 27, 2011 at 2:28 pm

Ohhh, I have never seen that brand of nut butter before – I am definitely going to have to try it.

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52 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count October 27, 2011 at 2:42 pm

The Wild Squirrel butter looks delicious. Is it only sold on-line?

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53 KathEats October 27, 2011 at 3:09 pm

I think so…maybe locally in their town too

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54 Dani October 27, 2011 at 3:54 pm

Thanks for sharing the Flying Squirrel info. I absolutely loved their Pretzel and coffee/chocolate peanut butters. Delicious and so fun to support young girls starting out!

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55 Julia H. @ The Petite Spiel October 27, 2011 at 4:50 pm

Mmmm cocoa-nut…that sounds so good! Nut butter is basically heaven’s food in general, but add some cocoa and I bet it’s even more magical haha

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56 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin October 27, 2011 at 8:42 pm

I think that nut butter wins for having the cutest jar ever!

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57 ~Christy @ wonderofallthings October 27, 2011 at 9:31 pm

So important to listen to that foot! The nut butter looks fantastic…and the name and label are beyond awesome!

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58 Caitlin @ Vegetarian in the City October 28, 2011 at 10:51 am

i need a frother!

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59 Lindsay November 2, 2011 at 8:28 am

That just meant you had extra-special-continue-birthday-bliss TODAY! Oh, and I really liked last post’s 29 things to be thankful for. I love that you are using this bday as another blessing, another amazing year to look forward to. I always get bugged by my gal pals that complain about aging…it is a priviledge!

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60 Lara April 8, 2012 at 5:26 pm

Hi Kath!
I just got a milk frother too…Want to try your 30 second technique. How much milk do you use for one cup of tea?
Thanks!

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61 KathEats April 8, 2012 at 5:26 pm

About a quarter cup?

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62 Lara April 9, 2012 at 12:13 pm

Worked perfectly, thanks! Would never have had the idea if I hadn’t seen it here….I love it! :-)
Hope you had a happy Easter!

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