Jan 28

Apple Pie @ Breakfast

This morning I received a call from my boss.  He needs me to proof several (mucho importante) documents before they go to a client.  We had the following conversation:

Boss: It is important that these are perfect.

Me: Sure – no problem.

Boss: Do whatever you need to do in order to maintain focus – read one, go for a rune, read one, go for a run.

Me: (LMAO)


Cool or scary that he knows this about me?!

Did I mention how much I love my job?


Obviously, I need to be well-fed to complete this task.  I’ve been looking forward to testing out the Apple Pie Oatmeal creation by Angela @ Oh She Glows.

I adjusted it a bit for my taste.  I added the apples later in the process to ensure they held onto their crunch, and included ginger.  Of course, I had to top it with PB because apples + PB go together like peas + carrots.  Jenny.

Eating this was a Friday morning religious experience amazing.


Warning: Blurry cell phone pics coming to an end SOON!

Apple Pie Oatmeal

  • 1/3 C oats (I combined multi-grain and Scottish)
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • 1/2 C unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/4 C water
  • 1/4 C unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 Braeburn apple, peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 T peanut butter
  • 1 T pumpkin seeds

In a small pot over med-high heat, mix the 1/3 cup oats, chia seeds, spices, milk, water, and applesauce.  Cook for 5-6 minutes, stirring often.  When the mixture is just beginning to thicken, add fresh apple pieces. Pie Oatmeal is done when the mixture thickens and the liquid is absorbed.

Pour into a bowl and add toppings of choice.  I used peanut butter and pumpkin seeds.


How well does your boss know you?

Well enough to know midday running produces maximum concentration?



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  1. Stella

    I can’t think of anything better than having a boss you like and one who gets you! It really lets you focus on your work. Or, work out. ;)

  2. Rachel @ The Avid Appetite

    This sounds absolutely delicious! I love finding new ways to eat oatmeal!

  3. Kristina @ Life as Kristina

    My boss does not know me very well-butttt he’s not going to be my boss for that much longer:)

    1. Laura

      Ohhhh… sounds interesting. Good luck – quitting a job is always so nerve-wracking/exciting. :)

  4. Liz

    Your boss sounds awesome. My boss knows me well enough to know that I workout a lot, but probably doesn’t know that I’m usually training for a race.

  5. Chef and Steward

    We never have plain oatmeal. Loving the added goodness here.

    1. Laura

      Thanks! I love any kind of oatmeal adds!

  6. Jessy (squeezetheday)

    I’ve just stumbled upon your blog and you seem to have some fabulous recipes. I can’t wait to try them! :)

    1. Laura

      Thank you!!! Let me know how you like the taste if you try anything out. I love hearing others’ interpretations!

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