Over Run Oats

October 24th, 2009 | Posted by Alison Spath in Breakfast

Thanks to some warm air and the fact that it’s Saturday and no one is rushing off to work at 8 AM, I got to head out for my run well after the sun was up this morning. Some where around the 9 o’clock hour I hit the pavement and had a glorious 54 minutes and 6.25 miles to all myself. Well, good old Jillian was with me too, but she doesn’t count.

Before I left I put together some pumpkin overnight oats knowing they’d be ready to eat by the time I got back. Given I put them together this morning, I guess I should technically call these Over Run Pumpkin Pie Oats.

Over Run Pumpkin Oats

1/3 smashed banana with about a half cup of pumpkin puree, a tablespoon of almond butter, 1/2 c rolled oats and about a 1/2 cup of unsweetened vanilla hemp milk. A little cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger and into the fridge for the duration of my run and clothes changing.

Condense much?

Condense Much?

Oops I meant to add ground flax!

Add Flax

The oats were still a little chewy and it probably would have been better to stick with “Over Night” instead of “Over Run” but I managed. The pumpkin added a lot of volume. By the time I was out of banana and flax I tossed the remaining 1/3 of over run oat mixture into the compost bucket. It was good but I’m working a little harder these days to pay attention to how I’m feeling at the end of a meal and remind myself that I don’t have to clean my plate or bowl if I’m no longer hungry.

A Fun Announcement!

As you may know, I’ve recently been working with Matt on Health Blog Helper to put together interviews from successful bloggers around the healthy living niche. I’ve now come on board full time with Matt and will be writing regularly for Health Blog Helper on all things blog related. My first post on one of the ways self-hosting can save you time went up this morning, check it out if you’re interested!

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18 Responses

  • Bernadette says:

    On my way over now, I was just reading his site the other night giving it some consideration. Congratulations!!

    Have a wonderful saturday!

  • Julie says:

    Hey congrats on your new gig! Very cool!

    I miss Jillian. *sniff sniff*

  • Cindy says:

    oh, good, I am glad you are writing about THAT..I’ve been wondering about it.

    on MY way to go whip up some of your granola!

  • Lizzy says:

    Congrats my love! what an amazing project! :) so happy for you!

  • Liz says:

    Just read your post on HBH. Self hosting does seem like the way to go. I pretty much took the plunge into self-hosting. I figured it would save me time later on if I wanted to switch everything over. I also figured I would be pretty serious about this hobby, which 3 months going I still am. Sure it cost some money, but all hobbies do (like running!). I can’t wait to read more from you on HBH. What a fun endeavor!

    • Alison says:

      Good for you Liz! It certainly does make it easier to be self hosted right from the start! I’m glad I made the switch, I figured the sooner I do it, the easier it would be.

  • Mama Pea says:

    Congrats on the new gig! Very cool. Is Jillian recording new podcasts just for you or are you recycling the old ones? I miss that crazy broad.

  • Congrats on the new gig and I left a marathon comment over there for you :)

    Happy Saturday friend!

  • maria says:

    Don’t you love running and listening to our girlfriend? That’s one of my favorite things to do when running, though in all seriousness. I’m not too big on music, but listening to her podcasts really helps me to zone out and just focus. The best. So depressing that they’re gone.

  • Jennifer says:

    Good for you! Congrats! :)

  • Jennifer says:

    Oh, and 6.25 miles in 54 minutes? It makes my jaw drop because as I’m just starting out I can only do about 2.5 miles in 60 minutes. (haha) I can’t imagine how fast you must be running.

  • Heather says:

    Congrats on Health Blog Helper! You’re awesome :) But you don’t need me to tell you that.

    I wish the So Delicious Coconut Milk yogurts weren’t so A) expensive and B) loaded with sugar so I could enjoy some overnight oats, although I guess I could just do it with non-dairy milk but it really isn’t the same.

    I still haven’t spotted the holiday teas, but that might have something to do with the fact that it’s 90 freaking degrees here!

  • Holly says:

    ahhh congrats on the writing gig with matt! i can’t wait to see all the fun things you two FABULOUS people can put together :)

  • Holly says:

    p.s. just read your last post – your house is GORGEOUS, i am totally envious of your easy bake oven and it took me like 10 glances to realize that was jillian!

  • Christina says:

    ahh i made overnight pumpkin oats today too! it was my first time! im just finishing up the bowl now actually hahah so good! i forgot flax!! i always forget it!

  • Erica says:

    hahah over run oats- I love it. They look delicious. I actually like them a little chewy so maybe I will try this method. That is so fun that you will be blogging with Matt on a more regular basis! Love NMA and the new blog

  • Sharon says:

    I too hit the payment Saturday morning about 8:30. It was a perfect morning for a run! Is Jillian back on the air or were you listening to an old show?