Pie in Oatmeal Form

I knew this would happen at some point.

Today just seemed like the perfect morning to try it. I didn’t want to get out of bed, the alarm jarring me awake before I was ready. I tried to just pull the covers over my head and convince myself that today wasn’t Monday. I’m not ready for a day of work yet – I’d like just one more snow day, please. All the other schools in the area are closed, but my work is open, as usual.

With all the excuses I was giving myself, I decided I had some good reasons to have such decadent oatmeal.


As I was reading A Homemade Life last night, I couldn’t keep myself from thinking about the Hoosier Pie recipe.

Pecans, chocolate, and bourbon? If I had had any energy last night, I probably would have made the pie, but, at it was, I was already on the couch in my pajamas with Nick and Maggie… so that wasn’t happening.


Lucky for me, I had all the important ingredients so I made myself some Hoosier Oatmeal this morning.

  • 1/2 cup oats, 1 cup water, pinch salt
  • 1/2 banana, sliced
  • cinnamon
  • 1 tsp bourbon
  • 2 Tbsp pecans (quickly toasted in the microwave for 1 minute, for more flavor!)
  • 1 Tbsp dark chocolate chips


I’d say it’s going to be a good day when it starts out like this.


The tiny amount of bourbon added more smell than anything – you couldn’t actually taste it, but it did add a bit more depth to the oatmeal.

After tasting these ingredients together in my oatmeal, I’m definitely going to have make the actual pie soon. Who says pecan pies are only for Thanksgiving?


What was the best part of your weekend?

Mine was definitely playing outside in the snow with Nick and Maggie.


She goes nuts in the snow, and it’s hilarious!


Who knew a face so sweet could be such trouble? ;)



  1. Bourbon in oats!? That’s a first! I bet it was yummy. :)

  2. I adore that book!!! It is just wonderful – the lemon yogurt cake is too die for so I’m sure the pie recipe will be fantastic!!!

  3. ummmmm YES PLEASE! i LOVE the addition of bourbon, and i love that you toasted the nuts in the microwave! i would have never had thought to do that. happy monday to you dear – only 4 more days until the weekend :)

  4. That looks like a great way to start Monday!

  5. hahhhh!! genious to use the bourbon in oats! my dad once suggested rum…make my oats like a rum ball w/ walnuts and chocolate. nom.

    best part of weekend: 1/2 marathon in miami! yay!

  6. Haha LOVE that you kicked up your Monday oats with a little Maker’s! Nothing wrong with that…!!

  7. makers?! haha awesome way to start a monday :)

  8. Whiskey in oatmeal? Insane —- ly delicious! Wowza!

  9. That is MY kind of Monday! Sounds awesome.

  10. I am so excited about that oatmeal… wish I had a bowl of it right now, or a slice of pecan pie. :)

    And I don’t think I’ve told you yet but Maggie is just so precious! That little face!

  11. Oooh perfect way to start a Monday!

    Best part of my weekend: making new friends and enjoying myself. And not caring that I got a little behind on schoolwork ;)

  12. oh my god – how did you resist making another bowl? this sounds heavenly!

  13. Those oats looks and sound heavenly! Great recipe :)

    Have a good Monday!

  14. That Maggie face just say …but mom I’m so cute :-)

    Hope your pie will just as good as the oats.

  15. woo!!! i’ve got a tiny bottle of maker’s mark in my cupboard…

  16. Your oats sound great… what a neat idea.

    Maggie is super cute… she does have a really sweet face :)

  17. Loved the book.

  18. Definitely sounds like a perfect start to a Monday :)

  19. i love how your oatmeal was inspired by a book :) and maggie’s expression is definitely the optima of the saying “puppy dog eyes”
    have a lovely day!

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