Cinnamon Crisis


We were out of cinnamon this morning! But, we also have to leave a little early (Nick has a meeting this morning), and he offered to make us oatmeal while I was drying my hair.


I made it work, but oatmeal is NOT the same without cinnamon!


  • 1/2 cup oats, 1 cup water, pinch salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon-sugar mix
  • 1 apple, diced
  • 1.5 Tbsp crunchy pb
  • 1 Tbsp graham cracker crumbs


Baked Apple Mess Oatmeal was born!

The cinnamon-sugar mix was okay, but I don’t normally add any sweeteners. It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t like a usual bowl.

Oh well – at least it was still a good way to start the day.


Maggie says Happy Friday!


What’s one spice / herb you can’t live without?


  1. It looks delicious anyway! :D

  2. oh dear! an oatmeal-lover’s house without cinnamon is definitely a crisis! but on a more serious note, there are probably many people in haiti without homes even, so i think that is much worse. i wonder if lots of blogs united to raise money for it, if it’d work? anyway, you’re oatmeal looks delicious, even sans cinnamon. the “baked” oatmeal idea is awesome.
    have a lovely day! xox

    • Definitely – I know there were some people donating based on how many comments they recieved, and I posted a link on where to donate through the Red Cross yesterday! Every little bit helps.

  3. I’m with you on cinnamon! This happened to me a few days ago – I ran out and was freaking out.

  4. oh, i most def can’t live w/o cinnamon…or garlic, or onion.

  5. I’m with you on the cinnamon crisis! I would be in panic mode myself!

  6. Believe it or not, I never put cinnamon in my oatmeal.
    As for a spice herb I can’t live without – hmmm, probably Old Bay. I put it on everything!

  7. Next time try adding a little nutmeg in there. It is really good.

    I don’t think I could live without garlic. Not really a spice, but close enough ;)

  8. I would be just as lost without my oatmeal spices! I LOVE cumin though…I add it to so many dishes…yum yum. Happy Friday miss!!

  9. oh man no cinnamon?!?! might as well tell me my day is RUINED! hahah just kidding! glad you still had oats..i know what you mean tho, cinnamon makes them!

  10. I love cinnamon! I’m sorry you ran out! Glad the oats were good anyway. They look fabbb! One spice/herb I couldn’t live without: basil. so delicious

  11. Oh gosh! Cinnamon is a must in this house hold. You don’t realize how much better the oats are until you’re without.

  12. Cinnamon is definitley one thing I don’t go a day without. I use it multiple times a day!

  13. I can’t live without cinnamon hands-down. I eat it every day at least twice a day.

  14. I love cinnamon too! My oats would be pretty lonely without it!

  15. I love cinnamon too! I couldn’t live without vanilla extract though, makes everything (including oatmeal) better!

  16. i’m a cinnamon fanatic! i love it sooo much!

  17. OUT OF CINNAMON?!?! That would have been a ‘go-to-the-grocery-store-sans-make-up-and-shower’ situation in this house!

  18. I’ve actually never tried cinnamon on my oats, but judging from this post and some of the comments, I’ve commited a sin and need to remedy it immediately!

  19. “What’s on HERB you can’t live without?!?!” I die. Yes, I am a 12 yr. old boy inside.

  20. thanks for your comment girl :)

    it’s not a spice or an herb but i can’t live without salt. i put it on freaking EVERYTHING!! i’m a pretty simple person taste-wise other than my salt though…

  21. Great blog! And Maggie is adorable!
    Hope you get your cinnamon – I am just being exposed to its wonderfullness :) But you can try other spices maybe? …um…cocoa powder ;) – really …

  22. i definitely can’t live without cinnamon! I use in my oatmeal, and even in a lot of my meals. for being in a rush, your breakfast sure looks amazing!

  23. oh no! Cinnamon crisis indeed!!
    Such a cute pic of your puppy :)

  24. I dont think that I could live without my cinnamon in the morning either!! Have you ever tried the Saigon Cinnamon?? It is the best cinnamon, ever!! :)

  25. I would be totally bummed if we ran out of lemon pepper! I love it on roasted veggies.

  26. I can’t live without hot sauce!

  27. that is such a tragedy.. cinnamon is so crucial to a perfect bowl of oats… though it looks like yours were just fine without it :)

  28. I can’t live without cinnamon either. I eat it on apples everyday and always in my oatmeal.

  29. agreed~ oats are not oats without the cinnamon!!!

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