Yes. We need to talk about this.
There are few words…
…that could appropriately describe how phenomenal this breakfast actually was.
Lengendary. Sensational. Stupendous. Astonishing.
It all started with a recipe that I read in Women’s Health for baked oatmeal.
Until this morning, I had never attempted to bake my beloved oats. I think it’s because the required 5 minutes for stovetop oats take up all of the patience I can muster when my belly is growling in the early morning.
This morning, however, I was feeling surprisingly patient and creative. After replenishing my stock of pumpkin at Whole Foods yesterday, I couldn’t get the thought of pumpkin baked oatmeal out of my head.
I used the recipe in Women’s Health as a bit of a guide, but really ended up just winging it.
All I can say to you, my friends, is that my life will never be the same.
(It’s possible that I’m being the slightest bit dramatic.)
“Pumpkin Pie for Breakfast” Oatmeal
1/3 cup Old Fashioned oats
1/3 cup original almond milk
1 egg white
~1/3 cup canned pumpkin
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
I didn’t really do anything special to these ingredients…I just let them work their extraordinary magic. I mixed them all up and, since I couldn’t find my glass ramekin, plopped them into this adorable mini pie dish. I sliced half of a very ripe banana on top of the mixture and baked it for about 25 minutes at 350 degrees. (Checking it impatiently every 5 second, because it literally smelled like a pumpkin pie was baking in our oven.)
The only thing I would change about this recipe is that next time I would probably just mash the banana up and mix it into the oatmeal. Although the slices definitely make it more aesthetically pleasing :)
Thanks for all of your awesome comments regarding how I plan to train differently for my next half-marathon! I loved reading about your guys’ current and favorite training tips and techniques.
Speaking of which, I am required to create a “how to” manual for one of my classes on a topic of my choice and am planning on writing it on “how to train for your first half-marathon.” I want to gear it specifically towards women and focus on safe and enjoyable training techniques.
My project will cover everything from race selection, nutrition, clothing, shoes, safety and training plan selection. I would absolutely love input or advice that any of you have, based on things that you have read or personally experienced from training for half or full marathons!
I can use any resources I want, including personal interviews, and I know that there are tons of amazing runners out there that could teach me all about safe training tips! So please share!!!
I hope you had a wonderful week and that it continues on into a blessed weekend! Love you all!!
Best breakfast this week? Best recipe/food discovery this week?
Please don’t forget to share your safe training tips with me!! :)