Back to Oats

Thank goodness it’s Wednesday – now just one more day until my family gets here!

Since I hadn’t had oatmeal in a few days, that’s all I could think about. I already planned last night what I was going to have for breakfast this morning.


I actually wanted pumpkin oats today, but I didn’t have time to get all of that stuff out, so I just went with a simple banana + almond bowl.


  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats (I always use these)
  • 1 cup water
  • pinch salt
  • lots of cinnamon
  • 1 small banana, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp almond butter
  • 1 Tbsp raw almonds for some crunch


I like having the raw crunchy almonds with the smooth almond butter – the best of both worlds!


Do you miss your “normal” food if you’ve gone without it for a few days?

24 Responses to “Back to Oats”

  1. #
    Jessica — October 28, 2009 at 7:00 am

    I usually miss some foods when I don’t have them for awhile… like fresh-er foods such as fruit.

  2. #
    christie @ honoring health — October 28, 2009 at 7:13 am

    I am more of a phase girl where I eat a lot of a certain food and then get totally sick of it.

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    Lizzy — October 28, 2009 at 7:32 am

    i for sure miss my normal eats all the time if i go to long without it. just this weekend i feel like i didnt have a salad for lunch, so monday afternoon i made sure to whip one up! :) Your oats look amazing, i love the huge blob of peanut butter!

    happy wednesday!

  4. #
    CaSaundra — October 28, 2009 at 7:33 am

    I do miss my norm foods, especially when I am traveling!

  5. #
    thebalancebroad — October 28, 2009 at 7:33 am

    I definitely do! That is the trouble with vacations….I miss my oats the most, I guess. What can I say? Creature of habit. :-)

    I LOVE almonds but have never put them in my oats! I’m going to try this, for sure.

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    ksgoodeats — October 28, 2009 at 7:50 am

    YES!! Whenever I return home from a work event or vacation, I can’t wait to get back into my usual eats. I miss all of the fresh veggies, hummus, etc.

  7. #
    Alison — October 28, 2009 at 7:50 am

    Hey girly YES I do definitely miss my normal eats if I’ve been without them for a few days – same thing with a work out too. A day or two away from my usual habits always gets me pumped to get back to my routine!

    Your bowl looks so pretty – what a great oatmeal comeback! ;)

  8. #
    Holly (The Healthy Everythingtarian) — October 28, 2009 at 7:52 am

    i always miss the normal stuff when i don’t have it! umm your tumbling river of almond butter looks toooo good. literally i am looking at my morning oatmeal and it just doesn’t stack up :)

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    Morgan — October 28, 2009 at 8:00 am

    I got through phases where I eat the same thing nonstop, then don’t eat it for awhile. I just miss certain foods when I am at someone’s house and all they have are things like Lucky Charms and yucky PB. That’s a hard adjustment

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    verbalriot — October 28, 2009 at 8:09 am

    I totally miss my normal foods, especially oatmeal for breakfast!

    I’m running out of it now, which tells me that’s going to happen soon! Happy Wed!

  11. #
    Steph — October 28, 2009 at 8:56 am

    I like to plan my breakfast the night before too…I get excited to wake up!

    When I haven’t had “my” foods for even a day I miss it!!

  12. #
    Rose — October 28, 2009 at 8:56 am

    Most definitely!

    You have such good variety in your breakfasts, Brandi – that’s awesome. It probably keeps things interesting, right?

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    Evan Thomas — October 28, 2009 at 9:35 am

    I think I miss my food if I don’t eat it for one meal, haha. I like the nut butter/nut combo. I use sliced almonds that were meant for salad but taste much better in oats in my opinion

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    Whitney @ Lettuce Love — October 28, 2009 at 10:15 am

    I always miss my ‘normal’ food. I start to crave it when I go on vacations.

  15. #
    HealthySDLiving — October 28, 2009 at 10:16 am

    I definitely do!
    This looks so yummy!

  16. #
    littlemissminny — October 28, 2009 at 10:39 am

    I really start to miss my foods when I don’t eat them. Like oats, peanut butter, nuts and dried fruits. But when I get “back” to them, I enjoy them oh so much :D

  17. #
    Anne Marie@New Weigh of Life — October 28, 2009 at 10:50 am

    I miss my foods after I’ve gone through a long time without eating them. I actually start to crave them after I’ve had my fill of super high calorie food.

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    missyrayn — October 28, 2009 at 11:10 am

    I love the crunchiness of raw almonds in almond butter so I usually buy the crunchy raw TJ’s almond butter.

    I miss my normal things like hummus and veggies or oatmeal if I don’t eat it for a few days. They are like old friends to me.

  19. #
    janetha — October 28, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    after my back to back trips to seattle and lake powell, i had never missed oatmeal, greek yogurt and cottage cheese so much in my life!

  20. #
    loveprevails — October 28, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    i totally miss normal food when I am away for a period of time. I even get anxious about eating ‘different food’ too!
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  21. #
    lowandbhold — October 28, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    Oh yes, if I got more than two days without a green monster I feel wierd. They complete me, haha.

  22. #
    Jenny — October 28, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    gorgeous bowl! what brand of almond butter do you use?! it looks extra meltylicious :)

    • Brandi replied: — October 29th, 2009 at 7:18 am

      Right now, it’s Trader Joe’s! but I love Maranatha too.

  23. #
    Devan G Newman — October 29, 2009 at 11:44 am

    i definatly miss “normal” foods..
    i hate living out of packaged things. bleh
    I like my whole clean foods! Fruits and veggies please :D


    (still waiting on your package… im guessing it should be here soon..!)

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