a call for the breakfast bonanza :)

Contrary to the night owls in my life, I love an early morning.

The quiet.  The promise of a brand new day.  The feeling that I’m the only person awake in the entire world (or at least my home town 😉 ).

And, for the most part, my appreciation for the early morning has worked out pretty well  Life requires that I’m up by 5:30.  And, I’m a morning exerciser.  It works.

However, I’ve also noticed a trend beginning to occur.  I get up.  I eat.  I exercise.  I go to work.  This wouldn’t be such an “issue”, and I probably wouldn’t even be talking about it right now, aside from the fact that it involves my breakfast.

We all know that breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day. 

We also all know how delicious breakfast can be.  It’s hands down my favorite meal, which is why it’s a shame that I’ve been so repetitive with it. 

Which is also the reason why I’ve decided to start a week long Breakfast Bonanza…

If you’re starting to freak out a little right now (breakfast ba-who?), don’t.  I did this last year, and the results were amazing.  Bloggers upon bloggers, all joining in with the idea of trying a new breakfast for each day of an entire week.  You can go wild and crazy or you can stick with 7 different oatmeal toppings, if that suits your fancy a little more.  Whatever you feel like doing.

The most important thing?  Mix.  Things.  Up.  Break the routine of your breakfast. 

Really, this is kind of a selfish thing for me to do.  I’m mostly looking forward to seeing what you come up with.  Because you’re all invited. 😀

Who: Anyone and everyone, whether you’re a blogger or not.
What: Breakfast Bonanza!  Make a new breakfast for each day of an entire week starting tomorrow (Saturday.)
When: Saturday (October 30) to the following Saturday (November 6)
Where: Post your breakfasts creations on your blog, and let me know via comment if you would like it to be displayed in my Breakfast Bonanza post next week. 😀
Why: Give yourself (and me) some new breakfast options.  And, HAVE FUN while doing it. 

Pumpkin Overnight Oats

I usually mix a bit of milk into my oats before popping them in the fridge.  The following morning is when the yogurt gets stirred in.  But this time, I did the opposite, stirring the yogurt in before the bedtime soak for the oats.  I liked this version best!

  • 1/2 c. old fashioned rolled oats
  • cinnamon and nutmeg
  • 1/2 c. canned pumpkin
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 6-oz. plain yogurt
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • toppings: peanut butter, coconut, Natures Path Pumpkin Flax Granola

Mix all ingredients except toppings together.  Cover and refrigerate overnight.  The following morning, give it a quick stir and top with your favorite add-ons.  Enjoy! 😀

Question: Do you like early mornings?
AND
Question: Who’s joining me in the Breakfast Bonanza?

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11 thoughts on “a call for the breakfast bonanza :)

  1. I love early mornings and I’d love to try the breakfast bonanza! I guess you could say I started this morning w/ some of Kath’s Cheese Danish Pancakes!! So delicious, but I think I’d like them even better with pumpkin instead of cottage cheese.

    PS – I loooove soaking oats overnight in yogurt…I pour a little milk in the next morning to loosen them up.

  2. I haven’t always been a morning person but lately I’ve been getting up at 5 to work out with my friends. Anything tastes better when consumed directly after sweating your ass off with fun people 🙂

    I’m totally doing this! Started a day early, in fact. My breakfasts are usually either boring or just weird, but I’ll do my best for ya.

  3. I’m not a morning fan. I basically get up early out of necessity! However, I AM a breakfast fan! I love the idea of changing up breakfast, but I’m too asleep to do it during the week. I always have different breakfasts at the weekend and whenI’m on holidays though. I’ll try breakfast bonanza week when I’ve my next week off! Looking forward to collecting some recipes though. 🙂

  4. Sounds like fun! I must admit, I often eat the same breakfast day in and day out.. but I don’t really mind. I might shake it up for a day or so just to see though 😛

    I can’t wait to see what you have in store for us!

  5. Awesome! im looking forward to it. Ill join in! ill do my best anyway 🙂 im an early riser, as in between 7 and 8, but any time with the number 6 in it, thats a no go for me!! 🙂

  6. I’m so in!! I LOVE my oatmeal, but I fear that there may be a point one day that there was too much of a good thing. So, for the sake of my love of oatmeal, I am going to participate in Breakfast Bonanza this week! I’m going to start tomorrow and run through next Sunday! I can’t wait to see all of the Breakfast Bonanza recipes!!

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