Too Much Of A Good Thing

October 14, 2011

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I got a little spoon heavy with the pumpkin this morning in my Kodiak cakes – I think the amount of pumpkin exceeded the amount of pancake mix! They definitely did not turn out as good. Too mushy and not enough doughiness!

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But of course there was absolutely nothing that wasn’t delicious about this breakfast! Topped with a tiny bit of pumpkin spread, sunflower butter, coconut, chia seeds and a pan-seared banana.

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Mug shot!! We had some mugs custom made by local potter John of Acorn Pottery. They are so pretty with their two tones! I smuggled one home from the bakery :)

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Also got 9 hours of sleep last night. Now I’m feeling weird! Too much, too little – just give me 8 and I’m happy.

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Have a great one!!

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1 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat October 14, 2011 at 8:45 am

That mug is gorgeous! My 5.5 hrs doesn’t have me feeling right, either – at least it’s Friday!

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2 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat October 14, 2011 at 8:46 am

I think the Great Harvest mugs look great! I’m excited to get a full 8 hours of sleep each night this weekend. That’s the ideal amount for me too!

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3 robin October 14, 2011 at 8:47 am

you eat alot of coconut, or it seems to me like you do. Is there health benefits to it and the oil?

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4 Cait's Plate October 14, 2011 at 8:47 am

I’m making pumpkin pancakes as we speak!! Only using GH Cville mix as a base :) I CANNOT WAIT to eat them!

Also? I adore that GH mug.

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5 Janelle October 14, 2011 at 8:47 am

Happy Friday kath ! Does that ever look great , u do the same thing sometimes but end up eating it anyways:-)! <3 pumpkin. To bad your not closer to Canada , Tim
Hortons has the BEST pumpkin spice tea in the world Not to brag or anything- it reminds me of you everytime I see it !

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6 Khushboo October 14, 2011 at 8:48 am

I’m the same- anything more / less than 7-8 hours of sleep leaves me dragging!

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7 lynda @ healthy hoboken girl October 14, 2011 at 8:49 am

that mug is beautiful!! what a nice idea….happy friday to all!

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8 Angie @ Musings of a Violet Monkey October 14, 2011 at 8:51 am

9 hours!?! Yowza.
That’s Sunday only length-sleep for me. I hover around 5/6 hrs Mon – Sat.

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9 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries October 14, 2011 at 8:53 am

I love those mugs! They are hefty and stout, which I love in a mug. I’m definitely not dainty when it comes to my coffee mugs. :)

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10 Krissy @ Shiawase Life October 14, 2011 at 8:58 am

Love the mug! :)

Happy Friday, kath!

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11 Laura Jane @ Recovering Chocoholic October 14, 2011 at 8:58 am

Pumpkin pancakes look tasty. I have a half used can of pumpkin that I need to use up. Wow, 9 hours of sleep sounds great. Ideally, I would get 8.5 hours, but I rarely have enough time to do that.

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12 Mom October 14, 2011 at 8:58 am

Love the mug!

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13 The Healthy Hipster October 14, 2011 at 8:59 am

Question: when you pan sear your banana do you add anything? Cooking spray, butter, coconut oil, sugar, etc? I usually top my oatmeal with raw banana bits but now that its gettin cooler I’d love a little warm banana action :)

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14 KathEats October 14, 2011 at 1:49 pm

I use a little oil from my Misto (usually olive)

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15 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen October 14, 2011 at 9:14 am

Love that tablecloth! I definitely don’t have that problem with sleep. I could have 10 hours and not feel like it’s enough!

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16 Chloe (In Fine Feather) October 14, 2011 at 9:15 am

Pancakes aren’t high on my list of breakfast foods (I prefer savory breakfast, yep…one of those people) but those do look good! I’ll definitely have to make some and have friends over for brunch :)

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17 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga October 14, 2011 at 9:16 am

What a gorgeous mug! And a little heavy handed on the pumpkin in the pancakes, eh? That’s ok they still look delish!

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18 Hilliary @ Happily Ever Healthy October 14, 2011 at 9:16 am

The great harvest mugs look great! I actually think I got the right amount of sleep last night! Which is shocking.

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19 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope October 14, 2011 at 9:21 am

I love the mug! So jealous of your 9 hour sleep! I definitely didn’t get enough sleep at all. Happy Friday! :)

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20 Courtney @ The Petite AthlEAT October 14, 2011 at 9:22 am

I am so jealous of that amazing table cloth! Where from?! Pan searing bananas. Why did I not think of this?! I thought of you this morning when I was making my Peach and Coconut Cream Custard oats. :)

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21 KathEats October 14, 2011 at 1:49 pm

A tea towel from Crate + Barrel

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22 CarliCraves October 14, 2011 at 9:25 am

I also was heavy handed with the pumpkin in my overnight oats last night…who knew it was even possible to have too much? Nut butters certainly help tho :)

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23 Marie@feedingfive October 14, 2011 at 9:25 am

I love your mug. So cool that they are custom made for your store. I too have some custom made mugs, from the kiddos, cute, but I love yours.

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24 Cat @Breakfast to Bed October 14, 2011 at 9:27 am

I love that tablecloth. It would go perfectly for my fall decor!! Also? no such thing as too much pumpkin.

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25 Katie October 14, 2011 at 9:27 am

Happy Weekend!

Love the mug! Very cute!

Hope your day is wonderful Kath! xo

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26 Estela @ Weekly Bite October 14, 2011 at 9:34 am

Love the Fall table decor! Goes perfectly with your dishes :)

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27 ~Christy @ wonderofallthings October 14, 2011 at 9:34 am

I’m an 8 hour girl as well. And occasionally a nap can’t hurt! Love the mug!

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28 Christine @ Oatmeal in my Bowl October 14, 2011 at 9:36 am

Nonetheless, the colors of breakfast are divine. Nice mugs, too.

Sunflower nut butter. I know TJs has some. And I happen to be going over there for lunch. Nice score for me. :)

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29 Lynn @ the actor's diet October 14, 2011 at 9:37 am

Love the mug!!!

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30 Marisa @ Loser for Life October 14, 2011 at 9:40 am

Looking forward to making some pumpkin pancakes this weekend!
Enjoy your day, Kath!

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31 katie @KatieDid October 14, 2011 at 9:41 am

True, you can only go so wrong with pumpkin.. I’m sure they were still delicious!

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32 Sarah October 14, 2011 at 9:44 am

I love these mugs! It looks like all of my pottery projects in high school were supposed to look like…instead of the slightly embarassing way they turned out!

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33 kathleen @ the daily crumb October 14, 2011 at 9:45 am

i’ve made this mistake with pumpkin before! it’s a delicate balance and a fine line between the perfect doughiness and a pile of mush. always tastes good, though!!

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34 cathyb@brightbakes October 14, 2011 at 9:49 am

I just ordered Kodiak cakes for the first time…and…..I’m SO impressed! I’m definitely a “everything-from-scratch” kind of girl…but after hearing you talk so much about these, I had to give them a whirl. Can’t beat the just-add-water when you’re pressed for time!
So Kodiaks and homemade sausage were our supper last night..with plenty of local maple syrup ;)
SO delicious.
I am curious…how much pumpkin do you generally add to the mix? (per one cup Kodiak)

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35 cathyb@brightbakes October 14, 2011 at 9:56 am

Oh…and one other thing…I ran across this: http://doriegreenspan.com/2011/10/as-promised-the-recipe-for.html ……and immediately thoguht of you! :) Biscoff Apple Crumble!

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36 KathEats October 14, 2011 at 1:50 pm

I usually do 1/2 cup Kodiak and maybe 1/3 cup pumpkin?

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37 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes October 14, 2011 at 9:52 am

I love the colour of the pancakes! To bad they were abit to pumpkin-y :)

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38 Anna @ On Anna's Plate October 14, 2011 at 9:55 am

Sigh, too much pumpkin…it had to happen eventually. :-)

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39 Zoe @ loseweightandgainhealth October 14, 2011 at 10:09 am

I am tempted to try pumpkin pancakes tomorrow, yours look wonderful. I love that tablecloth. Hope there’s one similar in England :-)

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40 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife October 14, 2011 at 10:10 am

cute mug!!

I NEED 9 + hours of sleep. If I don’t get that, I am tiiirreeed. But I am super duper active, so that’s probably why.

LOVE the pumpkin breakfasts :)

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41 Angel7 October 14, 2011 at 10:15 am

Too much pumpkin… Too much sleep… Too much of a good thing :)

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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42 Patty @ Foodie and the Beatz October 14, 2011 at 10:16 am

My kitchen is rocking that same fall print napkin. Love it!

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43 Michaela October 14, 2011 at 10:21 am

now, that is some pumpkin breakfast!! I really thought you just plopped some pumpkin on your plate and added toppings :D
have a good weekend!

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44 Kelly October 14, 2011 at 10:21 am

I love the mug! That kind of pottery design reminds me of going to the Renaissance Festivel, tons of vendors do pottery. Cool beans!

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45 Katelyn October 14, 2011 at 10:21 am

Making a pumpkin yeast bread and thought of your pumpkin affinity =)

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46 Karen October 14, 2011 at 10:30 am

Pretty mug! Have a wonderful Friday, Kath!

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47 Karen October 14, 2011 at 12:56 pm

Maybe John the Potter can make “Oatmeal Connoisseur” bowls for our morning grub, which you could sell through your Open Sky store? I’d buy some for sure! (Love that color combo too!)

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48 KathEats October 14, 2011 at 1:50 pm

That would be awesome, but I think they would be pretty darn expensive!

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49 Liz October 14, 2011 at 10:33 am

That mug is awesome! :D

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50 deva @ deva by definition October 14, 2011 at 10:56 am

Are the mugs going to be for sale in teh bakery?

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51 KathEats October 14, 2011 at 1:50 pm

Yup!

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52 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin October 14, 2011 at 11:03 am

Love the mug! And I like that it’s a decent size too. I hate when they’re too tiny and don’t hold enough coffee for my morning caffeine needs! :P

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53 TeenyLittleSuperChef October 14, 2011 at 11:05 am

I’m pretty sure even mushy pumpkin pancakes are still totally yummy. Am I weird that I actually like them when they mush more and aren’t cooked all the way through? Especially when they’re topped with crunchy stuff like nuts and chia seeds. The idea to eat them alongside caramelized bananas kinda blows my mind. I think I know what I’ll be making for breakfast this morning. Thanks for the idea Kath!

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54 KathEats October 14, 2011 at 1:51 pm

I love them raw on the inside too!

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55 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats October 14, 2011 at 11:09 am

Haha I got very heavy handed with the pumpkin last night. Literally ate half a can, mixing it only with some almond milk and cinnamon! It’s just so good…

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56 Amanda October 14, 2011 at 11:22 am

Those look super pumpkin-y! Now you have me craving pancakes. Maybe this weekend…:)

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57 Janet October 14, 2011 at 11:37 am

weird…I did the same thing this morning…strange texture to my pancakes, but the pumpkin flavor was great!

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58 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) October 14, 2011 at 11:54 am

I am definitely out of it when I oversleep. I feel better with less sleep, but lately, since the weather has changed, I’ve been sleeping way too much and I don’t like it!!

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59 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio October 14, 2011 at 12:22 pm

I never would have guessed those were pancakes. Too funny. Happy Friday!

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60 Health Bee October 14, 2011 at 12:29 pm

Love the mug! Beautiful photos as usual. Happy Friday.

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61 Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) October 14, 2011 at 12:33 pm

Those mugs are gorgeous! I’m such a sucker for pottery. Those pancakes look almost like sliced sweet potatoes! Haha

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62 Becca October 14, 2011 at 12:39 pm

LOVE the tablecloth. So pretty! Also love the presentation of your breakfast; you’re good at food styling.

Do your breakfasts ever get cold when you take them out to photograph? I made pan seared bananas last weekend and I felt like they got cold by the time I got down to the table to eat them (and that was all indoors).

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63 KathEats October 14, 2011 at 1:51 pm

Only when I take them outside in the middle of the winter – like a snow photoshoot!

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64 Ellie@fitforthesoul October 14, 2011 at 12:39 pm

Coool that mug is so pretty!~And rustic-ish. It’s very YOU! :D And I agree, haha. Too much pumpkin does make the pancake mushier and hard to work with.

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65 Emmy (WIne and Butter) October 14, 2011 at 12:54 pm

I’m the same with sleep! Too much and im knackered – too little and i crash and burn…. its a very sensitive timetable! im super jealous of all your pumpkin goodiness!! Too much!? No way! Somebody needs to inform Uk supermarkets just how amazing pumpkin really is!!

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66 The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh October 14, 2011 at 12:59 pm

Mmm….pumpkin. (See, doesn’t even matter it’s an OD on it…still looks tasty!)

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67 Julia H. @ The Petite Spiel October 14, 2011 at 1:08 pm

Ahah, at first I thought you were just eating straight pumpkin puree for breakfast from those pictures! It’s hard to imagine “too much” pumpkin, but I guess it’s like you said–you can definitely have too much of a good thing!

Awesome tablecloth, btw. All of your tablecloths/placemats/etc make me look forward to having a place of my own!

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68 Lindsay October 14, 2011 at 11:32 pm

I adore those mugs! Beautiful!! And who knew there could be too much pumpkin, EVER??!

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