This Muffin Tastes Salty

September 19, 2011

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Went to bed early. Slept well. Woke up at sunrise. Went running.

Straight to Great Harvest! Matt suggested I take home breakfast – Mondays we make my favorite muffin: the Oat Berry. Yum!

Total miles of exertion to get said muffin: about 4.75.

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Oat Berry crumbled atop a cup of low-fat plain organic yogurt, a diced plum, chia seeds and sunflower butter

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Coocoo for coconut

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Have a great start to your week!

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1 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen September 19, 2011 at 8:52 am

I think you need great harvest shirts with that phrase! ;)

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2 Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance September 19, 2011 at 9:00 am

I agree with Gina! And I would be one of the first people in line to buy one ;)

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3 Sweet and Savvy September 19, 2011 at 9:00 am

Iagree With this idea! :)

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4 KathEats September 19, 2011 at 9:12 am
5 Kerry September 19, 2011 at 8:53 am

Looks delish! I love oaty berry-y muffins too!

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6 Cait's Plate September 19, 2011 at 8:57 am

I would run any amount of miles for that muffin!! It looks awesome :)

I kicked off my Monday with a run too – such a good start to the week!

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7 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table September 19, 2011 at 9:01 am

That would be an awesome shirt!

Your plum looks so good. I’m ready for my winter oats! :)

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8 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) September 19, 2011 at 9:06 am

Haha, did you run back with the muffin in your hand?!

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9 KathEats September 19, 2011 at 9:12 am

Yeah! But in a baggie

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10 Jen September 19, 2011 at 12:10 pm

I would have crushed it! Do you guys bake certain items or put out sandwiches according to the day of the week or mix it up?

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11 JenATX September 20, 2011 at 8:56 pm

I think the muffin would’ve made me run faster so I’d eat it quicker haha

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12 Katie September 19, 2011 at 9:07 am

Shirts with that phrase would be SO awesome!!

Loving the plum addition to breakfast ; )

Happy Monday Kath!

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13 Aine @ Something to Chew Over September 19, 2011 at 9:11 am

I would definitely like that on a shirt! Or will run for oats :)

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14 Krissy @ Shiawase Life September 19, 2011 at 9:15 am

THESE MUFFINS ARE MAKING ME THIRSTY.

Haha ;)

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15 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat September 19, 2011 at 9:17 am

Beautiful colours this morning Kath! I kicked off my morning with teaching my usual Monday morning spin class. Cheers to early AM workout endorphins! Have a great day!:)

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16 Holly @ The Runny Egg September 19, 2011 at 9:32 am

I’m not normally a big muffin lover but for some reason “oat berry” sounds so freakin good right now!!!

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17 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning September 19, 2011 at 9:35 am

I always think your muffin-on-top-of-yogurt breakfasts look so delicious- but the question is: does it keep you as full as oatmeal does?
I have almost 5 hours between when I eat breakfast and lunch (being a teacher, it’s not flexible) and oatmeal seems to be the only thing that keeps me full. I would like to switch it up occasionally though…

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18 KathEats September 19, 2011 at 7:30 pm

Hmmm. Yes, it does. I think the yogurt helps. And there’s more muffin on there than you think!

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19 Angel7 September 19, 2011 at 9:41 am

I fourth the idea to put the phrase on Great Harvest shirts as well :)

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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20 Liz @ Tip Top Shape September 19, 2011 at 9:43 am

I would totally run for that muffin. And I hate running! lol

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21 lynn @ the actor's diet September 19, 2011 at 9:44 am

i don’t run. but i might for muffins.

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22 Khushboo September 19, 2011 at 10:01 am

Mmm now that’s what I call motivation :-)! Have a great Monday, Kath!

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23 Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather September 19, 2011 at 10:02 am

What a great way to start your morning!

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24 Sana September 19, 2011 at 10:09 am

I would run for a muffin or a scuffin!

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25 Kiran @ KiranTarun.com September 19, 2011 at 10:11 am

I would run for that muffin, cville cluster or scuffins ;) Have a great Monday!

p/s: Would I be meeting you at Foodbuzz Festival?

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26 KathEats September 19, 2011 at 7:31 pm

I haven’t decided if I’m going yet – I’m just not sure I want/can spend the money with all of our home improvements and all. Still pondering.

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27 eliza@zestyappetite September 19, 2011 at 10:17 am

running for baked goods? pssssh….I would probably be a lot further in my half marathon training if some warm delicious doughy goods were at my end point! also if a pool of sunflower butter was involved….

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28 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats September 19, 2011 at 10:18 am

Haha I would definitely run for one of your muffins! Looks so good!

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29 Deva @ Deva by Definition September 19, 2011 at 10:21 am

I love muffins, and running or working out for baked goods!

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30 Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food September 19, 2011 at 10:23 am

I will definitely run for that muffin! :) You guys need to make Great Harvest shirts with that logo :D

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31 Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food September 19, 2011 at 10:23 am

maybe “Will run for Great Harvest Muffins and Scuffins” :)

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32 Casey @ Pocket Full of Sunshine September 19, 2011 at 10:25 am

Mmm I love muffins. Especially in the fall!

Happy Monday Kath!

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33 Amy @ The Whole Sweet Scoop September 19, 2011 at 10:38 am

Looks amazing! My breakfast was really good too, but if I added chia seeds and yogurt it wold have been even better!

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34 Christin September 19, 2011 at 10:54 am

I agree with the commenters above…definitely need shirts that say that! It would be awesome!

Reading your blog always reminds me I need to buy chia seeds…lol

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35 Aimee September 19, 2011 at 11:05 am

Don’t you ever just throw caution to the wind and eat the whole muffin? All I ever see you eat of your own bakery’s goods are corners and crumbs and nibbles. Do you not totally enjoy the baked goods or is it a calorie thing or something else? I know you eat the bread so it’s just strange to me the way you treat the sweet treats.

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36 KathEats September 19, 2011 at 7:32 pm

Well our sweets are humongous – perhaps that doesn’t come across? I ate well over half of the muffin today – which was technically more than 1 serving. Some of our bars are 800 calories! 1/4 of one is plenty sweet, but I have eaten more than that of almost all of them at times.

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37 Trainer Kjirsten @ Balanced Healthy Life September 19, 2011 at 11:36 am

Your breakfast looks like the perfect meal after a nice morning run! The plums are sounding so good to me right now!

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38 Allison September 19, 2011 at 11:44 am

I’m a muffin maniac lately! Those sound delic :D

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39 Anna @ On Anna's Plate September 19, 2011 at 11:47 am

Loving the photos in this post!! They really pop!

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40 Katie Robinson September 19, 2011 at 11:48 am

I have to get baking some muffins they are so handy to eat on the go to collage. Yum thanks for reminding me how much I love a good muffin. Just sad face about the muffin top.

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41 Rosa - Fitness, Food, Fulfilled September 19, 2011 at 12:03 pm

Yum! Crumbled muffins always taste great on yogurt. Kind of like granola, but with a softer texture. Great way to start the week!

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42 Shaya (Eye Girl Eats) September 19, 2011 at 12:24 pm

I want to live next door to Great Harvest so I can spend my days OD’ing on baked goods and bread and sandwiches and carby carbs galore. I am both miserably jealous of you and also completely grateful to be so far from one– for the sake of my booty.

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43 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife September 19, 2011 at 12:34 pm

I’d prob run for one too! ;)

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44 Johanna B September 19, 2011 at 12:37 pm

I’ve always liked your collection of breakfast bowls. I used to eat from paper plates or plastic containers but watching the parade of pretty bowls changed that. I’ve got several nice SIAB, oats, etc bowls for my brekkie. Got a new one on Saturday. The decorations are denim blue on an oatmeal background. It’s so much nicer to eat from a pretty bowl, isn’t it.

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45 kathleen @ the daily crumb September 19, 2011 at 12:53 pm

i love the oat berry as well!

next time i visit our local great harvest i’m going to have them take a peek at your sandwich board. cville’s menu blows ours out of the water!

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46 Hillary September 19, 2011 at 1:05 pm

I will run for pretty much any baked good. I’m such a sucker.

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47 Ellie@fitforthesoul September 19, 2011 at 1:16 pm

Hmm perhaps I would “run for muffins” too, only if I had a great place like GH right around my neighborhood though! :P Have a beautiful Monday~!

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48 katie @KatieDid September 19, 2011 at 1:16 pm

I’d be running at dawn too if it meant a warm oat berry muffin! Gosh that looks so good!

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49 Amanda @ AmandaRunsNY September 19, 2011 at 2:01 pm

What a creative way to use a muffin

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50 Sarah @ Sarah's Modern Bites September 19, 2011 at 2:14 pm

Hahaha loving that idea of shirts with that phrase.. or even ‘will run for bread’… I would run that far for a super delicious Monday morning breakfast too! Do you use the Trader Joe’s sunflower seed butter?? I’m not sure if I like it… it’s almost too sweet??…. recommend any brands?

Happy Monday! :-D

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51 KathEats September 19, 2011 at 7:32 pm

Yeah, I haven’t tried Sunbutter yet. I just love TJ’s!

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52 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes September 19, 2011 at 2:24 pm

Great breakie! Haha I would do alot of crazy stuff for some good bake goods :)

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53 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga September 19, 2011 at 2:33 pm

Glad you got a good run in…I’d be running for those,too.

Fun saying/slogan. Put it on a tshirt! :)

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54 Morgan @ moments of mmm September 19, 2011 at 2:36 pm

Love the idea of making GH shirts with that saying! I need some motivation like that sometimes! Do you notice that when you eat chia seeds on top of things like that..you seem to be finding them stuck in your teeth all day!?

Have a good Monday!

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55 KathEats September 19, 2011 at 7:32 pm

Haha – maybe right after, but not all day!

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56 Stephanie September 19, 2011 at 2:47 pm

I notice you use a lot of chia seeds. I just bought some this weekend and am ready to try it out, but what are the benefits of this particular seed? Just wondering. Thanks.

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57 KathEats September 19, 2011 at 7:33 pm

They don’t have to be ground, which is why I prefer them to flax. And they are just fun to crunch!

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58 Sara September 19, 2011 at 3:02 pm

maybe it’s just a semantic thing, but the way you said “miles of exertion to get said muffin” — did you mean miles it took to run to the bakery? or you would have deprived yourself of the muffin unless you ran 5 miles first — i generally find that you exhibit a healthy lifestyle, so this idea of needing to do a lot of exercise to be “entitled” to eat a muffin seemed strange — i hope it’s the former and not the later…

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59 Kay September 19, 2011 at 3:17 pm

Sara! Kath almost always runs before breakfast, and it’s her mode of transport. To me this is no different than running to the grocer to pick up more oats…

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60 Nikki September 19, 2011 at 5:30 pm

She went for a run, and stopped off at her bakery… it took the effort to GET the muffin, not to deserve it… Stop trying to read things into stuff!

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61 KathEats September 19, 2011 at 7:34 pm

Definitely a semantic thing.

I meant the exertion to get something I really wanted for breakfast – like how many miles would you drive to get a bottle of wine at your favorite winery. Nothing to do with energy balance. I eat muffins for breakfast all the time without exercise first.

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62 Alexa @ Simple Eats September 19, 2011 at 3:29 pm

Yep, I’d definitely run for a muffin…or for your bowls of oats!

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63 Ingrid September 19, 2011 at 3:55 pm

Yummy breakfast and healthy! I love how you added a cup of low-fat plain organic yogurt, chia seeds and sunflower butter. I would definitely run for the muffin too!

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64 Abby @ Abz 'n' Oats September 19, 2011 at 9:01 pm

I was SO confused by the title of this post. I thought you were going to say that salt actually got put in the muffins in place of sugar or something. lol. Then I caught on…sweat–duh! :P

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