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Morning!

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If she can’t see him, she’ll get close.  So I tucked him in my hoodie.  Hah.

 

I was flicking through Facebook this morning and came across a yummy recipe from How Sweet It Is.  I’m not a huge dessert baker but I must bake these Thin and Chewy Chocolate Drenched Coconut Oatmeal Squares as soon as possible. Truthfully, if I had chocolate in the house, I would’ve jumped up and made them at 7:00 AM. 

 

Instead, I used the recipe concept to make a fun twist on my regular raw oats and yogurt breakfast dish. 

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To make the coconut raw oats, you mix a few wet ingredients (coconut oil, sunflower seed butter) with the dry (raw oats, unsweetened coconut).

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Makes two servings of coconut raw oats:

 

Combine 1 tablespoon coconut oil with three tablespoons sunflower butter (or other nut butter).

Microwave wet ingredients for one minute.

Remove from microwave and stir thoroughly.

Add in 1 cup raw oats and 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut.

Add a drizzle of maple syrup (if you use sweet coconut, you could probably skip).

Combine thoroughly and pop in the freezer for 10 minutes.

Serve with yogurt, nuts, and fruit.

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It was tasty, but I have a feeling the chocolate-drenched version is better. Winking smile

 

Question of the Day:

 

Do you read your horoscope every day?  I check it out once every two weeks or so.  Not sure why because I don’t put much stock in astrology…  However, check out my horoscope for today (I’m a Taurus).  It’s pretty uncanny because it’s so true! 

 

You need to find some new way to take care of your home chores — or else they are going to pile up faster than you can cope with them! It’s a good time for you to enlist support.

 

Also – I like to add “in bed” at the end of fortune cookies and horoscopes.  This makes my horoscope much more amusing, especially today!  (You can check out your horoscope here.)

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  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) June 20, 2012, 9:16 am

    I LOVE coconut oil, especially mixed with chocolate! Brownies made with coconut oil are amazing!

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  • Sarah June 20, 2012, 9:18 am

    I am a Taurus too and that totally applies to me as well! I really need to get some sort of a system down for keeping up with chores instead of letting things pile up and then going on massive cleaning sprees about once a month.

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  • Presley (@runpretty) June 20, 2012, 9:20 am

    I rarely check my horoscope, but I do take fortune cookies very seriously! haha I if someone picks up the one I had my eye on after dinner, I get mad. I also believe you should pick them up yourself and not have someone hand you one. Typing that out makes me realize how weird I am…

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  • Carina June 20, 2012, 9:22 am

    I am not answering your question, but have you thought about wearing your baby in a Moby or something similar? Some babies will just fall asleep in it, and you have 2 hands free to do what you want. My lactation consultant even said that you can be naked underneath of it for lots of skin to skin time.

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  • Dori June 20, 2012, 9:22 am

    It is hilarious how if Maggie can’t see Henry she doesn’t know he is there. She is so funny. I highly recommend the Astrology Zone app. Susan Miller is a genius — she predicted exactly when I’d get my new job. It’s kinda creepy!

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  • Kelly June 20, 2012, 9:25 am

    I am a big coconut lover!! So delish! I love how Henry is tucked into the hoodie…so sweet and so tiny!!

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  • Claire @ Live and Love to Eat June 20, 2012, 9:26 am

    I’ve heard the “in bed” thing for fortune cookies but not horoscopes. ;)

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  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat June 20, 2012, 9:26 am

    Sounds like an amazing brekkie! I’m a Leo, and my horoscope says there’s plenty of room for compromise today. Now that’s a fun one to add “in bed” to!! :) LOL!

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  • Earthy Nicole June 20, 2012, 9:28 am

    Those oats look delicious (I agree on the chocolate though!) but that photo of the wet ingredients made my little girl say “eww!” lol. I told her what it was and she said “Oh, mmmmm” :)

    So, my horoscope says “You may just spring an emotional leak today. Plug the hole and try to carry on. –in bed” Lol… wish me luck!

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  • Emma June 20, 2012, 9:40 am

    Aww. He’s so cute.

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  • Marci June 20, 2012, 9:46 am

    You are way too relaxed and organized to have an 8 day old! I was sore, tired, and definitely didn’t want to spend free time on the computer.

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  • Laura June 20, 2012, 10:02 am

    I laughed at your first sentence! That’s is so cute that you have to hide your baby for your dog to come close ;)…I never ever check my horoscope but I read this and then the first thing I did was open a new tab and head over to horoscopes.com…It was kind of relevant for me today!

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  • Janae @ Bring Joy June 20, 2012, 10:13 am

    Raw oats with sunflower seeds, nut butter, & some fruit, is my fave!

    I used to read my horoscope in the newspaper as a kid to make me laugh.

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  • Reenie June 20, 2012, 10:20 am

    Ahhhh Mags :)

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  • Jordan @ Bake Write Sleep June 20, 2012, 10:28 am

    I’m glad someone else still does the “in bed” thing, too. I thought I was just something I never grew out of. It makes me feel better than it’s not just meeee! =]

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  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape June 20, 2012, 10:40 am

    That breakfast looks delicious!!

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  • Katie @ Soulshine and Sassafras June 20, 2012, 10:47 am

    Oooh, I’m trying that coconut oats trick!

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  • Janelle June 20, 2012, 11:09 am

    Your breakfast looks delicious. I haven’t been able to get the husband on board with cold/raw oat yet… Sigh. But, those chocolate coconut oatmeal squares! Who could NOT be on board with those!?

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  • Rebecca @ Blueberry Smiles June 20, 2012, 11:35 am

    I always check my horoscope. It’s part of my morning ritual…and sometimes it’s so true…and sometimes it’s so far from the truth!

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  • Annette@FitnessPerks June 20, 2012, 11:37 am

    Mmmm coconut oats! And yes to the ‘in bed’ ending. Makes it much better, ehh ;)

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  • Whitney @ Whit Likes Fit June 20, 2012, 11:54 am

    I have been on a huge coconut oil kick. These oats look delicious. Can’t wait to try. Pinning this on my Pinterest board now :)

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  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin June 20, 2012, 12:18 pm

    Just when I thought I’d found all the possible ways to eat oats for breakfast, you post this. I love this creative twist! And I love coconut, so I’m definitely going to make this!

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  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats June 20, 2012, 12:48 pm

    I only check my horoscope when I get Marie Claire, otherwise I wouldn’t think of it!

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  • Erin Margaret June 20, 2012, 2:35 pm

    It varies over the years. Recently I’ve been reading it more often. I just try to think of it as more good advice coming from the ~universe haha :)

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  • Carina June 20, 2012, 3:14 pm

    A weird idea you might like — do weekly photos again, but with your shrinking belly instead of your growing belly. I think body image after birth is a tough area for a lot of mothers, and it would be interesting to read your take on it.

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    • Krista June 20, 2012, 3:43 pm

      What a great idea:)

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  • Jen June 20, 2012, 3:23 pm

    This is the best example of Maggie’s simple take on the world. Can’t see Henry – Henry is not there!

    Motherhood suits you so well. I love seeing pictures of you and Henry!

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  • luv what you do June 20, 2012, 9:46 pm

    I would never think to use coconut butter and coconut in my oats. Instead I am having blueberry oats tomorrow. This looks great!

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  • Valerie June 21, 2012, 5:14 am

    First, you, your baby and your dog are so cute. Second, like what you’ve seen from “How Sweet It Is”, I really must also try the recipe you’ve shared here. Unlike you, I’m a huge dessert lover especially when it has coconut oil in it. I’d definitely have to bake this one as well. I can’t wait to taste it! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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  • Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See June 24, 2012, 7:45 pm

    Mmmm coconut granola sounds great! I love how coconut oil is creamier than oil but less rich than butter :)

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