I woke up to SMELLS this morning. Luckily they were good smells. Cinnamon and oats, bubbling away.
Giant bowl of rice cooker Coach’s Oats with chia, banana, raisins and stirred in cottage cheese. Topped with a graham cracker and Whole Foods peanut butter. I had a craving for the old fashioned kind and boy is it good. Love the texture of the Whole Foods too because it’s drippy for spreading! I have GOT to make my own nut butter again – just have to remember to put almonds and/or peanuts on the grocery list!
Consumed in bed with my book. And drowsy husband waking up beside me. Another great thing about rice cooker oats: one can take a single portion out and keep the sleeping partner’s portion warm!
As much as I’d like to, Matt and I have decided NOT to spend the entire day watching LOST. We’re obsessed with the series (clearly) but we are sick of sitting in front of the TV. Our weather isn’t that great, but I think we’re going to go for a run and then figure out some shopping to do.*
*I say figure out because we don’t really need anything so we shouldn’t spend too much $!
Super Bowl at Sara’s tonight! Despite my Giant title, I think I’m going for the Patriots. Because I was born in New England and all!
[email protected] says
That peanut butter looks so glazey and delicious…and I’m allergic to PB! Have fun tonight.
Kerry @ Totes My Oats says
I totally want a rice cooker now for the sole purpose of making oats! Those are the fluffiest looking oats I’ve ever seen!!!
[email protected] Sinfully Nutritious says
I think your rice cooker is paying for itself! Can you make millet in it?
Absolutely!! Shrimp + grits on the menu this week!
kathleen @ the daily crumb says
oohh that graham cracker topping looks fab. grahams are my favorite ice cream topper — have to imagine it would be delicious on oats as well!
Wow that bowl of oatmeal looks so decadent with the graham cracker- YUM!
Kinley @ Better Off Barefoot says
I never could figure out how to portion out the waiting bowl of oats from the one eating now… do you weigh it? Or just eyeball it?
I just divided a line in the middle and did my best to keep my portion on one side while I scooped.
Those graham crackers make me want to dive right into that bowl!
Lynn @ the actor's diet says
I have no idea who to root for! I have many ties to both areas. Luckily I’ve no interest in football so I don’t have to choose!
Aren’t you from MD? That is decidedly not New England. Unless I am mistaken and you were born way up North?
I was born in Newton, MA (Newton-Wellesley Hospital), so I have always felt a connection to Boston. I really could care less about sports, but if I hear the names of two teams and one is from Boston/New England (Red Sox, Pats) then I choose them based on my first years of life.
My mom, grandmother and that whole side of the family are from Maryland and I have visited multiple times every year of my life. So I have said I have “Maryland blood” because my whole line of family is from MD. I would not say I have Boston blood though, as I haven’t spent nearly as much time there and my family is not from there.
I spent 25 years in North Carolina and 2 more in Virginia, so if I met a stranger, I would say I’m a Southerner from North Carolina.
Does that help?
Well and then there’s your New Jersey side…
jana @ newly wife healthy life says
Breakfast in bed? Perfect! I love the graham cracker addition on top! Enjoy your Sunday Kath! 🙂
Cait's Plate says
You were born in New England!??! How did I not know that???
That bowl of oats really does look like perfection – and I support you making your own nut butter! I’ve been on a HUGE nut butter kick lately and I can’t get enough of it!
Kath, you always strike me as such a Southern belle, I trips me up when you mention your New England and Maryland roots!
I am very much Southern 🙂 But I do like to acknowledge my ties to other places!
My dad spent 2 years in Dallas, Texas and Phoenix, Arizona working as a contract engineer when I was in 3rd-5th grade and we spent our summers in each place, so I have ties there too even though it was short!
I believe Kath has mentioned before that she was born in MA….go Pats!
I love your pictures! They always brighten my morning 🙂
Do you think traditional rolled oats mixed with oat bran would cook up fine in a rice cooker? I’m really thinking of getting one…(I feel like I don’t cook enough grains and I am always just eating 100% whole wheat/sprouted breads which is great but I think variety is important). The only problem is it takes up so much counter space ( I have the room, I just hate clutter lol) Also can you cook up beans in a rice cooker too because then I would definitely buy one!
Thanks!! Have a great day!
I haven’t tried rolled on porridge setting yet because I’m out of rolled and keep forgetting to get them, but since coach’s oats are quick cooking, I do think they will work.
And I am a complete minimalist when I comes to counterspace but the rice cooker has found a home there – at least for now. I’m shocked myself.
Lexi @ Cura Personalis Foodie says
I think they need to rename rice cookers “oatmeal cookers” 🙂
Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) says
That bowl…I love it!
Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles says
Morning oats look great as always! Busy putting together Superbowl Party fare for my boys and their friends. Not much of a football fan myself, but the boys enjoy it so we’re having a party!
Cm @ Lazy Healthy says
A counter top food steamer is on my to-maybe-buy shopping list right now.
Michelle (Better with Berries) says
That peanut butter from whole foods sounds great – I’ll have to try it next time I make the trip out there.
I’ve been looking back through your posts to see what lens you use – your photos are always gorgeous! The most recent I could find was the Canon 35 mm f/2, but that was from 2010. Do you use the same now?
Yes! That’s the one. Hasn’t left my camera since I bought it. Love it!
(Also, thank you so much for searching around to find it. I really appreciate the extra effort!)
[email protected] Broken Cookies Don't Count says
Sounds like a great day!
Stacy @ Say It With Sprinkles says
Definitely the Patriots! I didn’t grow up in New England or anywhere remotely close, but I think it’s obvious I need to support any team with Tom Brady on it, haha! =)
Christine @ Oatmeal in my Bowl says
Ever since I tried cottage cheese + coach’s Oats… they are my favorite! Thank you for putting the thought into my head. 😉
Lauren @ What Lauren Likes says
Love drippy pb for oats! 🙂
I am currently on a make my own nut butter kick. But with work and family stuff going on lately I am pressed for time. So I have been buying the bags of nuts (honey roasted peanuts and honey sesame almonds) from Trader Joes and 10 minutes in the food processor for each and all done. So fresh and so yummy! But my fav is still the Pumpkin Spice Almond Butter you posted a few years ago. But if I am buying then I have to get Wild Squirrel from my gals here in Oregon! Enjoy your Sunday or as I call it Sunya-day!
I used to do that with the TJ’s Honey Roasted – soooo easy! I miss the Pumpkin Spice too!
Lisa (bakebikeblog) says
what a delicious start to the day!
Emily @LivingLongfellow says
We get hooked on shows too and spend entire nights for weeks in a row watching them. Currently it’s Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution that we watch every spare minute we have together. I chalk it up to good bonding relationship building time 🙂
Your oats look soooo delicious with the graham cracker crumbled on top. Yum! We’re also currently addicted to watching a TV show right through the seasons…though ours is Gossip Girl! Just can’t get enough!!
Molly @ RDexposed says
Graham crackers sound like a good idea for oatmeal topping. Might need to invest in some!
PS, Hop Slam came waking into my apartment last night (via the boyfriend). As soon as the bottle cap was removed all I could smell wear hops. I finally caved and had a sip. It was actually pretty good!
Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga says
Yum on that bowl with the crumbled up graham crackers and nut butter drizzle. I want your breakfasts!
Becca @ Blueberry Smiles says
Ahhh I wish I had a rice cooker!!
Christine @ BookishlyB says
You have no idea how lucky you are to be watching Lost on DVD, rather than waiting for a week (or several months) for the next episode. I wasn’t even in love with the show (except Sawyer… I was definitely in love with Sawyer), but I refused to stop watching because I wanted to see what happened.
I KNOW! There is no way I could have tolerated the wait. No way!!
Do you mean “especially” Sawyer? Because I’m kind of falling in love with him too and he’s so not my type!
Christine @ BookishlyB says
That’s his appeal, I think! The smart bad boy. And those abs! Man…
Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning says
I bought a rice cooker yesterday with a gift card I had to Target. My intention was to set oats to cook in it while I went to teach classes at the gym this morning, and have breakfast ready and waiting for me this morning when I got home. Unfortunately, I didn’t unpack and wash the cooker last night and was in such a rush this morning from being out late at a beer pairing dinner. Since I can’t use it for breakfast during the week, I’m making savory oats (risotto style!) for dinner tomorrow. Hope I can get the hang of it- I’ll be looking back to your previous posts about tips for timing, measurements, etc (unless you have any other advice to share).
Go Patriots! (my husband is from Boston, I have no choice…)
That would be nice to wake up to the smell of ready oats 🙂
We are going to a Super Bowl party as well! Good food/good times!
Your oats always look delicious! Whole foods has the best peanut butter and almond butter. So fresh! I never thought to put graham crackers on oats but I’m sure it was delicious!!!!
I’m thinking of investing in a rice cooker – what kind do you have? How do you like it? Those graham cracker oats are making me HUNGRY for tomorrow morning’s breakfast… why don’t I have an grahams on hand!?!
This one and yes, I love it!
Since it holds 5 1/2 cups, can you do just a single serving in it? Or does it need to be filled to a certain amount to avoid burning or overcooking? (like with a slow cooker – they say it needs to be filled 1/2 – 2/3 full usually).
I’ve done single servings no problem, but I do think it works a little better with more than one.
Yeah Giants! I thought you had roots in Jersey!
Have a great night!
I do!! I was happy for them 🙂
Yummy! Your oats look super tasty to me this morning! 🙂 I don’t remember if you said…where did you get your rice cooker?