Sunday, January 30, 2011

141/365 Breakfast: morning oatmeal

Remember that overnight oatmeal I mentioned a couple posts ago? One of the things I love about it is how well it keeps in the refrigerator. It makes breakfast in the morning very easy for the rest of the week!

When I first started at my current job a couple years ago, one of the first things each of my new coworkers (independently) mentioned was how much they love the office's Friday-morning routine. Everyone in the company shares responsibility for cleaning the kitchen by rotating a week of cleanup duty. When it's your week to clean the kitchen, you bring in breakfast for everyone on Friday morning.

The usual fare includes bagels, fruit, and doughnuts. But every once in a while someone gets creative and motivated and actually cooks something. This week, I applauded the guy who did just that -- and he took it to the next level by actually cooking something on the stove at work (as opposed to a casserole made at home and brought in).

He made Pumpkin Oatmeal, a recipe you can get on the Food Network's site. It was great! And that got me thinking: How might I be able to replicate this in a single serving?

Wouldn't you know it, but one of my favorite sites, Fit Sugar, has just that! A recipe for a single bowl of pumpkin oatmeal. I have pumpkin puree in my freezer left over from when I baked a pumpkin last fall, and that's exactly what I'm going to use. I think it's going to be wonderful. What a great way to jazz up a bowl of oatmeal -- and clear out the freezer at the same time.

Camera: Canon 40D with 60mm macro lens and 430EX Speedlite, 1/125s, f/4 at ISO 640


  1. I've been taking spinning classes before the crack of dawn and am always ravenous when I get home (even with a snack before!) ... just tried a version of pumpkin oatmeal this morning and YUM! :) Glad you mentioned it! Thanks!

  2. No problem, Jes! That Fit Sugar recipe has become my obsession -- I LOVE it! I had to force myself to eat my oatmeal a different way this morning because I've had pumpkin oatmeal almost every morning for the last week and a half. ;) Glad you enjoyed it!