Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal + Wiaw

One of the best things about coming home from a trip is getting back to normal eating habits.  The conference food was amazing and appropriately very healthy, but it’s always nice to be in my own kitchen again. I’m linking up with Peas and Crayons again for What I Ate Wednesday.

I woke up early yesterday for an interval run, but apparently not early enough.  The heat and humidity are back, and it was a tough run.  I made it through 4x 400’s and then gave myself permission to use my music as my unofficial interval guide… speeding up on the choruses, going easy on the verses.  I am definitely not caught up on my rest yet, so I’m sure that didn’t help matters.

Post-run, I made a quick Peach Smoothie, threw ingredients for a chickpea curry in the crock pot, and dashed out the door to get L to her Tuesday morning “school.”

She was excited to show everyone her new hair cut!

I bought tea at the nearby coffee shop and got a little work done before a quick grocery run.  I had forgotten to pack snacks and I was starving, which led to an impromtu purchase…

I couldn’t resist!  I ate a few handfuls on my way to pick L up.  Back at home, I heated up leftover Veggie Frittata and made a quick salad:

When L went down for her nap, I had a little treat.

Unfortunately, nap time was extra short yesterday so I soon found myself making another smoothie and sharing a few sips.  Then we headed out to the porch where L “helped” me with a little video project.  Yep, you read that right.  If you’re lucky, you might get to see a vlog on here very soon.  🙂

It was my night to teach spin, so I grabbed a snack and got ready to dash out the door when daddy got home.  I don’t usually try to run and spin on the same day, but I was so exhausted from the weekend that my usual Monday run never happened and I wanted to squeeze it in.

After class, I had a delicious bowl of chickpea curry and started experimenting with a video editing program.  It was actually kind of fun!

And to finish off the night, I opened a box of cereal we received at Fitbloggin from Attune Foods and topped it with sliced banana and almond milk.  It hit the spot!

Finally, here is the recipe for the Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal I created and devoured last week:

Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal  (print recipe)

  •  1 mashed banana
  • 1/4 c. maple syrup
  • 1 egg, or chia egg (1 Tbsp chia in 3 Tbsp water)
  • 1/2 c. almond milk
  • 1/2 c. cooked or canned pumpkin
  • 1 Tbsp canola oil (optional)
  • 1 + 1/2 c. rolled oats
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • dash of salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Add-ins: 1/2 c. each raisins, chopped apple and walnuts (optional)

Mix wet ingredients (through pumpkin) in a bowl.  Sift dry ingredients in a separate bowl, then combine everything and stir in raisins, apple and nuts as desired.  Pour into an 8×8 dish and bake at 350 for 20 minutes, or until set.  Serve warm topped with more (dairy or non-dairy) milk. This stores well for several days in the refrigerator, and can also be frozen.

Have you ever attempted a speed workout that just wasn’t happening? What foods do you miss most when you travel?


50 thoughts on “Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal + Wiaw

  1. L’s hair looks so adorable. I love the idea of doing the chickpea curry in the slow cooker. Because I don’t eat meat, I am limited as to how to use the slow cooker. I mostly do soups. Do you have a recipe for the curry? 🙂

  2. I have tried to do speedwork outside before and it was a total bust. I prefer the treadmill for speed or possibly the track. When I go out of town, I miss my long outside runs. If I was more motivated, I would map out a course, but I don’t always feel safe in a town I am not familiar with. Love all the healthy foods:)
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  3. That pumpkin oatmeal recipe was delicious! I just happened to have some leftover pumpkin in my fridge so I just whipped it up for breakfast this morning. My 3 boys ages 5-10 loved it, too! I skipped the chopped apples and walnuts and added the raisins with a sprinkle of pecans-Yummmm

    • Thank you so much for letting me know!! I’m glad you liked it, and that it was kid approved. 🙂 My daughter loved it too, but she’s not especially picky so it’s always nice to get this feedback! Pecans sound delicious, too.
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  4. I am also working on my first vlog ever! I’m finding that it is a lot of work and a lot harder than I originally thought. I’ve definitely gained a new-found respect for any people that vlog regularly! What resources are you finding helpful in your blogging endeavors (if you don’t mind sharing)? 🙂
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    • I know, Ali! I don’t think I’ll ever vlog regularly- I just don’t have enough content that’s vlog-worthy… I didn’t know how I could edit with a pc, but found the Windows live movie maker surprisingly easy to work with. What are you using?
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      • I also have a PC so I’m likely going to be using Windows Live Movie Maker as well – I’m glad to hear it’s easy to work with! I haven’t gotten that far yet. Btw, thanks for stopping by my blog! That’s so cool that we have such similar interests & passions! 😀
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    • Thanks, Kylie. She’s at one of the many “Mother’s Day Out” programs that are so popular down here (I had never heard of them in the northeast). It’s two mornings a week, and they do a combination of free play, art, story time and songs, and have “themes” and other special guests. I’m really happy with it and she LOVES it. Win win. 🙂
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  5. YES!! Has definitely happened before…if I’m not feeling it, I will just cut it short and make the rest of the run an easy pace one so at least I get the miles in…
    Can’t wait to see the vlog! YAY!!
    PS. L is A-dorable!
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  6. It was definitely nice to get back to my normal eating habits this week. That pumpkin baked oatmeal looks delicious!! A perfect breakfast for these cool Fall mornings
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    • Yes- this felt like a great fall dish, even if it is still summer here… I’ll try to share the exact recipe soon, but it’s basically, onions and carrots sauteed with curry, ginger and garlic, then thrown in the crock pot with veggie broth, 3 c. chickpeas, a potato or two, any other veggies and diced tomatoes. On low all day and at the end add 1 cup coconut milk, handfuls of spinach, and squeeze lemon on top. It’s even better the next day!
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  7. After not eating porridge (oatmeal) for around 100 years I have become somewhat addicted to it over the last few months, this sounds delicious, I WILL be trying it. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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