Reading Rampage

September 22, 2010

I usually spend my early weekday mornings working out. But this morning I had other plans. I wanted to read. Sarah’s Key is such an amazing read. I can’t put it down! In an hour and a half I’ve read 120 pages. I hate to have to put the book down to get ready for work, especially when I’ve only got 30 pages left. Guess I’ll finish tonight.

I’m excited to also get to this morning’s breakfast. Last night was filled with rain, scary thunder, and bright bolts of lightening. So I decided I needed something warm and homey this morning.

Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal!

Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal
-1/3 c oats
-1/4 c canned pumpkin
-1 egg white
-1/2 tsp baking powder
-cinnamon to taste

Mix all ingredients and microwave for 2 minutes. Allow to cool, then top with Maple Cinnamon Almond Butter.

Inspired by Tina’s breakfast, I decided this would be just the thing I needed to get me goin’. So fluffy, so cakey. Isn’t it amazing what a little baking powder can do?


My baked oatmeal also gave me a chance to try out my homemade almond butter!

Homemade nut butters are so easy to make! I can’t wait to try out more varieties and flavors.

Maple Cinnamon Almond Butter
-2 cups almonds
-Cinnamon to taste
-2 tbsp maple syrup

Dump almonds in to food processor and grind until smooth. This process is stop and go, because you’ll have to keep scrapping down the sides to make sure that all the nuts get blended up.

Add cinnamon and maple syrup and process for a few minutes to combine in the butter.

Store in a jar and revel in the fact that you made your own nut butter 🙂



{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 September 22, 2010 at 7:00 am

That maple cinnamon almond butter looks great! I'll have to try it with the pumpkin oatmeal asap 🙂


2 Stephanie July 31, 2011 at 9:29 am

I made this for breakfast this morning. My oatmeal and butter didn’t even look close to your pictures. I also halved the butter recipe and it wasn’t creamy at all to even spread. I ate them anyway, very good but definitely not presentable. *sigh*


3 Steph August 3, 2011 at 9:56 am

I’m sorry to hear that this didn’t work out for you. I know that the butter can be tempermental and you have to be patient with it. I don’t know if halving the recipe had anything to to with it 🙁


4 Sandy September 16, 2013 at 12:40 pm

What kind of pan do you use to microwave the mixture in?
Thanx for a reply


5 Steph September 16, 2013 at 2:46 pm

I use a glass ramekin


6 Sandy September 16, 2013 at 3:05 pm

What is a ramekin? BTW, thanx for responding so quickly.


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