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Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats

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Ahhhh tis the season of pumpkin and spices!
My favorite thing about overnight oats is that they’re so simple to make, and easy to grab and go in the morning. There is no cooking when it comes to ONOs, just combine everything, mix it up, and let it soak overnight while you get your beauty sleep! Then come morning time, you can quickly grab your jar of fully prepped oats amidst the morning madness and eat them on your way to work or while getting ready. There is no excuse for skipping breakfast when it’s already prepared for you! I loveeee eating them cold, right out of the fridge.


Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats
Serves 1

1/2 cup unsweetened soy milk
1/4 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup canned pumpkin
1 Tbsp chia seeds
1/2 Tbsp pure maple syrup
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice (or 1/4 tsp cinnamon, 1/8 tsp ginger, and 1/8 tsp nutmeg)

Combine all ingredients in a jar and mix until fully combined. Place in the refrigerator overnight and enjoy in the morning with a spoon!
Note: Don’t like soy milk? You can use 1/2 cup of any milk of your choice! Nonfat dairy milk and unsweetened almond milk are great too.

The Rabbit Food Pyramid Breakdown
Produce: pumpkin
Whole Grain: rolled oats
Protein: soy milk
Plant Based Fat: chia seeds

Guest Blogger: Kelly {Running Blonde}

Today’s recipe comes from guest blogger Kelly of Running Blonde! She’s created a protein packed granola filled with chia seeds, pecans, almonds, coconut, and dried fruit! She even broke down her recipe with the Rabbit Food Pyramid for you guys! I cannot wait to give this recipe a try! xo

Running Blonde

Hi! I’m Kelly. I’m a physician, athlete and blogger living in San Francisco, CA. On my blog I share recipes, DIY’s and travel stories. To learn more about me and what my life is like when I’m not wearing my white coat, check out Running Blonde.

chia pecan shredded coconut granola

Today I want to share a recipe for homemade granola with you. You’ve probably heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It’s true! An important part of your important breakfast is getting healthy protein so your body has energy to do everything you demand of it. Thanks to the pecans and almonds, this granola is protein packed. Plus, it features one of my favorite superfoods – chia seeds. These little wonders are rich in omega-3’s and fiber. This means they will help your heart and keep you feeling full all morning long.

Every time I share a granola recipe on Running Blonde, I give a little homemade granola spiel. It goes something like this – granola is one of the most flexible and most forgiving recipes ever. It’s easy to make substitutions based on your dietary needs and what you have around the home. If you are gluten intolerant, make sure you buy gluten free oats. If you are vegan, use maple syrup instead of honey. You can use any type of nut from pepitas to walnuts and any type of dried fruit. There are a few secrets to perfectly toasted granola – make sure you spread the granola out on your baking sheet evenly and not too thick. To get clusters of granola, after removing it from the oven when it is still warm, use your hands to press it gently into clumps.

chia pecan shredded coconut granola
chia pecan shredded coconut granola

Protein Packed Chia Granola
Makes about 6 cups

3 cups old fashioned oats
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup chopped almonds
3 Tbsp chia seeds
1 Tbsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup dried fruit (I used cranberries)
1/4 cup honey
3 Tbsp melted coconut oil
3/4 tsp vanilla
1 cup shredded coconut


1. Combine the oats, pecans, chia seeds, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a large mixing bowl.

2. Stir in the dried fruit

3. Stir in the honey, coconut oil and vanilla

4. Spread evenly on a baking sheet lined with foil or parchment paper and bake at 300F for 30 minutes, stirring halfway. Toss, sprinkle with the shredded coconut and bake another 5 minutes.

chia pecan shredded coconut granola

The Rabbit Food Pyramid Breakdown
Produce: dried fruit
Whole Grain: oatmeal
Protein: pecans, almonds, chia seeds
Plant Based Fat: coconut oil, chia seeds

Note from Catherine: Although I would usually put nuts and seeds in the “plant based fat” category, they are an excellent combined source of plant protein in this recipe!

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Frosty Light

Hi honeybunnies!

I had a super fun photoshoot with my friend Brett yesterday to photograph all of my new RFFMBT shirts! After traveling to San Francisco, Denver (twice), Palm Springs, Nebraska, Iowa, and Monterey,  I’ve finally had some down time to get the ball rolling on my shirts! Ohhhhhh my goji I’m so excited I can’t even stand it!!! I did Brett’s hair and make-up yesterday (she looks like the ultimate rffmbt bunny!) and then we blasted some top 40 hits while taking pictures. We had so much fun that I ended up with over 500 pictures! Oopsiessss! Now I have lots of sorting and editing to do in order to get my store up and running. Hopefully (cross your little bunny paws) that the new inventory will be ready for the store this weekend or early next week! Of course I will definitely notify you guys in a post as soon as they are up!

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So I’ve seen this recipe for a healthy Frosty Shake floating around the interwebs recently, and this morning my friend’s mom (Brett’s mom, actually!) posted it on my Facebook! It was pretty much a sign that it needed to be tried. I had all of the ingredients on hand, so I decided to go for it. The end result? Not up to RFFMBT standards… It was a little too icy and bland for my taste, so I took to the kitchen to perfect a Frosty Light for you guys!

Frosty Light
Did you know, that a small Original Chocolate Frosty from Wendy’s has a grand total of 290 calories, 7 (g) fat, and 40 (g) of sugar? Yes 40 grams of sugar! OMG! Ya, I had no idea either. I’m usually really good when it comes to reading nutrition labels, but when I indulge in ice cream I usually avoid the label and enjoy. So when I do look up the nutrition information for things like this, sometimes my jaw drops! I forget how much sugar restaurants add!

Behold the Chocolate Frosty Light! Only 5 ingredients (well 6 if you count ice cubes) that you probably already have in your kitchen! Score! I’ve used a frozen banana for natural sweetness, almond milk for that rich creamy texture, and chia seeds for thickness! Chia seeds in a “Frosty?” You betcha! Chia seeds swell to about 10 times their natural size when combined with liquid, resulting in a thick gel-like texture. Blend them thoroughly in your Frosty Light and get a nice ‘n’ thick smoothie and an added bonus of healthy Omega-3s and fiber. Trust me, after they’re blended up you won’t even know they’re there!

Chocolate Frosty Light
Serves 1

1 cup original unsweetened almond milk
1 frozen banana
1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp chia seeds
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
8-10 ice cubes

Combine all ingredients in a high powered blender and blend until smooth.

Frosty Light

Valentine Toast

Happy Valentine’s Day my little love bunnies!
I hope everyone is having a lovely day!
Valentine Toast
Valentine Toast
Valentine Toast

Serves 1

1 egg
1 slice whole-grain bread

Using a cookie cutter or knife, cut a heart out of the center of the bread. Spray a pan with nonstick cooking spray. Place the bread in pan over medium to low heat. Crack an egg and place it in the heart cutout. Cover the pan and allow to cook for a few minutes until whites are cooked through. Transfer the finished toast to a plate and adorn with Sriracha or Tabasco hearts. Top the remaining bread heart with homemade Cherry Chia Jam. Happy Valentine’s Day!
Note: I used a 2.5 inch heart shaped cookie cutter.
Cherry Chia Jam

Cherry Chia Jam
Makes about 1 cup of jam

1 cup cherries or berry of your choice (I used frozen pitted cherries)
1 Tbsp chia seeds
1 Tbsp water

Defrost the cherries under warm water until thawed and remove pits if necessary. Place the cherries and 1 Tbsp of water in a blender and pulse until cherries are mashed, but not completely pureéd. Transfer the mashed cherries to a jar and stir in the chia seeds. Refrigerate for about 60 minutes until chia seeds expand and turn the content into a thick jam.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Bake

Imagine having a fluffy oatmeal raisin cookie for breakfast. Sounds delicious right? Well I have the recipe of all recipes for you! Satisfy your cookie cravings with a healthy Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Bake that makes for a super quick and easy breakfast on the go, or even dessert for that matter! No actual baking required!

Short prep time
Minimal dishes
No baking required
I’m in heaven. 

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Bake
Serves 1 

1/4 cup liquid egg whites
1/4 cup rolled oats
1/2 banana mashed
2 Tbsp raisins
1 Tbsp chia seeds
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp baking powder

Mash the banana and combine with all ingredients until well mixed. Lightly spray a small microwave safe bowl with nonstick cooking spray. Pour the oatmeal raisin cookie mixture into the bowl and microwave (uncovered) for 1 minute and 30 seconds. Remove the bowl from the microwave (caution, bowl will be hot). Flip the bowl upside down on a plate to release the oatmeal raisin cookie bake, enjoy hot.

The Rabbit Food Pyramid Breakdown
Produce: banana & raisins
Whole Grain: rolled oats
Protein: egg whites
Plant Based Fat: chia seeds

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