Un-Overnight Oats

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I am totally out of groceries.  I am plans to make waffles this morning, but I’m out of waffle mix (and flour).  One thing I had all the ingredients for was Overnight Oats – but it was too late to make them… right?


Discovery:  Overnight oats do not, in fact, have to be prepped the night before breakfast.  I mixed together the oatmeal and yogurt, let it stand for 10 minutes, and it was fine!  A little more chewier than normal, but I kind of liked the texture change.


These Un-Overnight Oats were tropical flavored, thanks to a serving of Chobani Pineapple.


My Un-Overnight Oats contained:


  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1 serving Chobani Pineapple
  • Chopped almonds


Things Going On


Here’s what’s going on in Caitlinland:


WEDNESDAY:  I’m doing a presentation for Operation Beautiful at University of Florida.  If you’re a Gator, I hope you attend!  The event will be held at 7 PM in the Reitz Union.  I’ll be driving to and from UF all in one day (it’s a 2 hour trip each way) so I won’t be getting home until late, which is a big deal because…

THURSDAY:  I’m waking up, getting on a plane, and going to Washington DC!  I’m spending the night with my BFF Stef and her boyfriend Jack.   You’ve met them before!  Stef was a bridesmaid in our wedding and they came to visit us this summer.  Jack is an accomplished marathoner and both Stef and Jack’s hobby is rock climbing! 


FRIDAY:  I’m hitching a ride with Anne P and Katy and together, we’re all driving to Baltimore for the Fit Bloggin conference.   Fit Bloggin is a three-day conference for food and fitness bloggies to meet each other, learn about blogging, and have FUN!  I’m also speaking on the “Blog to Book” panel.

Guess what? There’s are 10 spots left for the conference, so if you’re interested in attending, check out this site.


Whew!  It’s going to be a crazy next few days!


I was so engrossed with my Olympic Triathlon (recap and video) that I’ve kind of been ignoring all the other awesome things going on this week.  Do you do that?  I can only focus on one exciting thing at a time.



  • Diana (Mymarblerye) March 16, 2010, 8:52 am

    Have an amazing time at Fit Bloggin. Unfort, my schedule didn’t allow me to go this year. BTW I’m so behind on your posts but I just wanna say you rocked that tri! you finished and that’s the only thing that matters. We were all rooting you on the whole time! 🙂

  • Jenny March 16, 2010, 8:52 am

    I’m a Gator and I will be there! I’m so excited!!!!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet March 16, 2010, 9:00 am

    Can’t wait for fitbloggin!

    I think overnight oats kinda taste like glue. I can never make them right.

  • megan March 16, 2010, 9:02 am

    I agree about overnight oats tasting like glue. I’m just not a fan of cold oatmeal. oh well..

    your week sounds so fun! Wish I could go to fitbloggin. but well, I don’t blog about being fit, and I live way too far away. i’ll be excited to read about it!

    • Christine @ Grub, Sweat and Cheers March 16, 2010, 9:12 am

      heat the oatmeal up! I often soak oats overnight in almond milk and heat up in the morning with nuts, maple syrup etc. Makes the plumpest oatmeal!

  • Nicole, RD March 16, 2010, 9:05 am

    I hope you record your talk on blog to book — I want to hear that but unfortunately cannot attend Fit Bloggin’. Are you going to BlogHer Food in San Fran? I can’t wait for that!

    You have some exciting stuff coming up — enjoy!

    • Caitlin March 16, 2010, 9:12 am

      no i wish i was though!

  • Heather @ Side of Sneakers March 16, 2010, 9:05 am

    That’s definitely a packed schedule- but full of great things! Hope you have fun!

  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin March 16, 2010, 9:11 am

    DC is my city!! Let me know if you need any ideas for what to do here! =)

  • Paige (Running Around Normal) March 16, 2010, 9:11 am

    Wow, what a weekend! You’re awesome, woman 😀
    Good luck at the presentation – I’m sure you’ll knock it outt the park!

  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs March 16, 2010, 9:15 am

    Wow, you got a busy time coming up!!
    I have two things in major focus atm – exams (bad) and beginning the application process for postgrad study in the US (if I pull it off, VERY EXCITING!!).
    Have a great time at the Fit Bloggin thing- that sounds like SO much funn!!

  • Allie (Live Laugh Eat) March 16, 2010, 9:15 am

    Yah!! I read about soaking them for several minutes in milk (like muesli)!! I had a hankering for overnight oats the other day but obviously didn’t prep the night before.

  • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday March 16, 2010, 9:16 am

    I find a muesli too chewy if it’s not left overnight. Over 2 nights is even better.

  • Monica (Musings of the Granola Girl) March 16, 2010, 9:16 am

    Have fun in DC lady! 🙂

    & I totally can only concentrate on one exciting thing at time, too!

  • Andrea (canyoustayfordinner.com) March 16, 2010, 9:17 am

    Great un-overnight oats! And that sounds like an exciting agenda for the rest of the week! Enjoy your Tuesday!

  • Jes March 16, 2010, 9:19 am

    Fit Blogging sounds cool. I’m interested in hearing how it goes. I am very good at getting caught up on something in particular and forgetting other things. Your oatmeal looks tasty!

  • katherine March 16, 2010, 9:20 am

    I definitely get sucked into one exciting thing at a time, and I hate the downtime between fun things!

  • Lee March 16, 2010, 9:20 am

    I wish I could have gone to Fitbloggin since I am from MD. But it’s the same weekend as my half-marathon.

    Have fun!

  • June March 16, 2010, 9:25 am

    so funny that you mention this because honestly when prepping my overnight oats and i lick the spoon; i am like…mmm…i could just eat them ‘raw’! thanks for posting that 10 min is good enough!!

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing March 16, 2010, 9:31 am

    OH wow… you DO have a busy week girl!!! But I like being busy.. and i’m so jealous of the Fitbloggin!!!! Wish I could go 🙁 But I is BROKE.

    I never thought of “instant” overnight oats… but everything is better with Pineapple Chobani!

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg March 16, 2010, 9:32 am

    Woo hoo!!! I’ll be at Fit Bloggin’ too!

  • Stacey March 16, 2010, 9:32 am

    Gah. I’ve been so excited about fitbloggin AND getting out of NC that I can hardly concentrate on anything else! Hurry up Friday! 😀

  • Cara March 16, 2010, 9:34 am

    Wow sounds like a busy week!! Good with it!

  • Jenn @ Livewellfit March 16, 2010, 9:37 am

    Fit Bloggin sounds AWESOME! I love seeing all of these great events surfacing about blogging + healthy, well living. So fun.

    I would be watching my tri video all the time myself! Such a great accomplishment. And some days…our brain only has room for so much material, right? 🙂

  • Christie @ Honoring Health March 16, 2010, 9:38 am

    Oh man, I thought Fit Bloggin was sold out. Maybe next year, I’ve already got plans 🙁

  • Shannon March 16, 2010, 9:39 am

    Ooh, you’ll be around my turf! Have fun in DC/B-more this weekend!!

  • Vee March 16, 2010, 9:40 am

    You have a very hectic week ahead of you, I’m sure you will have fun and enjoy every minute of it – especially when seeing your mate! Have a great time at Fit Bloggin’! I wish there was something like that in the UK!

  • Jocelyn March 16, 2010, 9:41 am

    sorta like Janetha’s ‘yoatgurt” .. yogurt and oats..all mixed up! nom nom! looks good 🙂

  • Caitlin @ Right Foot Forward March 16, 2010, 9:49 am

    Caitlin, I just watched your tri video for the first time and I loved it! I got goosebumps. Congrats again!

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) March 16, 2010, 10:05 am

    I have never tried overnight oats, but they sound intriguing.
    FitBloggin is too far away for me, but I am planning on going to the FoodBuzz Festival!!!

  • Kelly March 16, 2010, 10:06 am

    Hmmm, Baltimore is only about 2 hours from me…

  • Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly March 16, 2010, 10:08 am

    Wow…you are going to be busy…but it all sounds like fun enjoyable things! I so wish I lived in Florida so I could go to your Operation Beautiful presentation.

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite March 16, 2010, 10:10 am

    I still can’t believe I’m not going to Fit Bloggin! I live in DC and Baltimore is so close!

    I have no babysitter though 🙁 Maybe next year?

  • Kelly March 16, 2010, 10:16 am

    I wish I was going to Fit Blogging but I can’t afford the trip right now 🙁 But I hope you guys all have a lot of fun and good luck with your presentation at UF!

  • Olivia March 16, 2010, 10:17 am

    You did post-marathon body before and after pics, are you going to do post-triathalon body pics?

    • Caitlin March 16, 2010, 10:19 am

      hmmm i dont think my body changed at all! or at least not visibly. also i do feel stronger!

      • Olivia March 16, 2010, 12:13 pm

        I bet swimming has toned you up and added muscle! Have you taken your measurements?

        • Caitlin March 16, 2010, 12:27 pm

          nope… but i do think it made my upper body more defined, actually. my weight is the same as it was post-marathon, i know that.

        • Caitlin March 16, 2010, 12:57 pm

          actually i have been avoiding the scale for 3 weeks but i finally weighed myself and i lost the 5lbs i put on during the marathon. without depriving myself at all. so i guess i have the dietless diet and the triathlon to thank!

  • Heather (Heather's Dish) March 16, 2010, 10:27 am

    i’m the exact same way…i can only do one major thing at a time, but a million little boring things? i can multi-task my heart out with those! sounds like a really exciting week/weekend!

  • Amber K @ sparkpeople March 16, 2010, 10:37 am

    I only ever make oats with water and blended fruit since I don’t like any kind of milk. So I’ve never tried soaking it overnight. I wonder how weird it would taste if I tried it!

  • Retta @ RunRettaRun March 16, 2010, 10:38 am

    I used to think I was an awesome multi-tasker but I think I was delusional! Deinitely one big project at a time for me. Looking forward to reading all about the Fit Bloggin conference!

  • Sarah @ THE FOODIE DIARIES March 16, 2010, 10:39 am

    gah you are busy in the BEST way!

    oh and thanks for doing the unovernight oats experimentation. ive always wondered–bc i have SO many mornings where i wake up and want them, only to realize they’re not a possibility. guess they are 🙂

  • Tracey March 16, 2010, 10:51 am

    I will have to try this method of “overnight oats”. I don’t like the ones you actually prepare the night before because of the texture. Now if I could only find that pineapple yogurt! I’ve been looking and can’t find it at any of the stores around me:(

  • Lo-Jo March 16, 2010, 10:56 am

    That conference sounds cool. For sure something I’d be interested in doing in the future!

  • Shannon, Tropical Eats March 16, 2010, 11:02 am

    I’ll be at the Reitz this Wed! Can’t wait to meet you 🙂 Fit bloggin sounds like it’ll be awesome!

  • Lauren @ Eater not a runner March 16, 2010, 11:16 am

    Oh I definitely focus on only one thing at a time. But then the other fun things just sneak up on you which is nice 🙂

  • Amy @ Running in Pink March 16, 2010, 11:17 am

    Hi Caitlin, i was just wondering ~ when your book is launched in August, will it be available to people in the UK also? I would hate to miss out on all your hard work, Amy x

    • Caitlin March 16, 2010, 11:19 am

      i think youll be able to order it thru amazon.com but if not, i will ship it to you personally 🙂

      • Samantha March 16, 2010, 5:12 pm

        Hehe can I get the same offer Caitlin?! I can’t wait to read the book!

        • Caitlin March 16, 2010, 5:23 pm

          thank you 🙂 yes of course

  • Erin March 16, 2010, 11:29 am

    I’ve been reading your blog and I love it. Best of luck speaking at the conference! – Erin

  • Leanne March 16, 2010, 11:33 am

    I love how you say “you’ve met them before!” hahaha… because we’ve read about them on your blog. I can totally agree with that statement.

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) March 16, 2010, 11:37 am

    I am totally guilty of focusing on the task at hand and forgetting the next stuff coming up.

    I would love to go to Fit Bloggin but it just doesn’t fit in my schedule. I can’t wait to hear all the recaps though.

  • Julie March 16, 2010, 11:47 am

    I’m not one for the over night oats, but I love maixing yogurt and cereal and letting them sit for a while to get the cereal mushy. Kinda sorta the same thing.
    Yay for fitbloggin!!

  • kalli@fitandfortysomething March 16, 2010, 12:31 pm

    wow what a fun few days caitlin! you are quite the jetsetter 🙂
    good to know about the overnight oats-i would like mine chewier too!

  • lori March 16, 2010, 12:34 pm

    I think you have one of the best food blogging sites out there. Sometimes a picture of someone’s food can gross me out – not sure why, it’s probably just some weird quirk of mine – but yours never ever do. You actually want to make me expend my horizons and try more things.

    You have totally inspired me to run too! So I am beginning.

    • Caitlin March 16, 2010, 12:40 pm

      heheh thanks i try to take pretty pics!!

  • Erica March 16, 2010, 12:55 pm

    Your un-overnight oats look delicious Caitlin! Love the almonds on top- perfect crunch. Good luck speaking tonight- I’m sure you will do fantastic. And have fun at fitblogging. I wish I could go 🙁

  • Aggie March 16, 2010, 1:35 pm

    I was totally craving overnight oats this morning but didn’t prep any! Now I know! Love your tropical version! 🙂

    Have fun in Gainesvile!!

  • Jenna March 16, 2010, 1:40 pm

    looks tasty!

  • Carolyn @ lovinlosing March 16, 2010, 1:40 pm

    I hope you have fun at FitBloggin’! I thought about going, but right now I felt like doing this 8K on the 20th was more in line with my goals.

  • Julie March 16, 2010, 2:08 pm

    You’re coming to Baltimore!?! That’s sooo exciting! I know you’re probably like, who are you? lol but I’ve been following your blog for a long time and think you are pretty badass. Will you all be going out in the city? I’d love to meet some of my favorite bloggers out! 🙂

    • Caitlin March 16, 2010, 2:26 pm

      heheh we will be going out on friday night but im not really sure what the game plan is yet… You should go to Fit Bloggin!

      • Julie March 16, 2010, 2:41 pm

        Ah man, I have to work Friday night. I do the mobile crisis with the police..and we don’t get off until 1am. I have to work Sunday too, so I don’t think I’ll be able to come to the conference. Maybe if you all go out Saturday night I can come say hi!

  • Lisa @ Early Morning Run March 16, 2010, 2:20 pm

    I wish I could meet all the other fabulous bloggers this weekend, but I can’t make it (even though I live so close). I’ll try to occupy my time by volunteering for the NYC Half Marathon expo and then cheering on a few friends.

    Hope you all have a great time! Can’t wait to hear all about it.

  • Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) March 16, 2010, 6:40 pm

    I’m so bummed that I can’t make FitBloggin’. If flights were cheaper…I would totally head over there! I hope you have a blast though!

  • Leslie March 16, 2010, 6:47 pm

    Caitlin – I actually work at he building right across the street from the Marriott Baltimore Waterfront. It’s in a really cute and nice part of the city. So if you need some tips on navigating around, where to go out, etc. let me know and I’ll send you a list. I also live downtown in the city (Canton) and have since graduation in 06, so I’m pretty familiar with where to go, what to eat, etc. Congrats on speaking at the conference. I’m sure you’ll do great!

    • Caitlin March 16, 2010, 6:48 pm

      thanks! i think theres a group of native baltimorians (?) there so it will be cool! you should crash!

  • Leslie March 16, 2010, 6:54 pm

    Baltimorians is right…I think! Actually some people say Baltimorons, but I don’t like that one as much. Best of luck this weekend and enjoy the city.

  • Danielle March 16, 2010, 7:36 pm

    I so wish I lived in Gainesville so I could hear you speak at UF! Have a great time tomorrow and this weekend at the conference 🙂

  • Katie March 16, 2010, 8:49 pm

    You’re right, you do have a ton of fun stuff going on this week! I’ll be in DC that same time as you (wish I was going to Baltimore though!).
    Have a good time!

  • BroccoliHut March 16, 2010, 9:17 pm

    Ah! Totally in love with your placemat!

  • Susan @ Journey for Health March 17, 2010, 1:06 am

    Wow, sounds like such a busy week! I sometimes focus only on one thing because I stress out otherwise.

    That conference sounds like so much fun. I would love to attend something like that in the future 🙂

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