In my quest to make more prep-ahead breakfasts, today I tried my hand at Baked Oatmeal.


I could’ve baked this breakfast yesterday, and then all I would’ve had to do was reheat, but time got away from me last night.  So I pre-measured the dry and wet ingredients into separate bowls before going to bed.  This morning, I just mixed them together, added the egg, topped with peaches, and popped in the oven.


Simple, but not quite simple enough for my sleep deprived brain.




Peaches Baked Oatmeal (based on this recipe)


Ingredients (for four servings):


  • 2 cups raw oatmeal
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup roasted and salted sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 and 1/2 cup soy milk
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons Earth Balance
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 large peaches, sliced




  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • Combine all the ingredients except peaches.
  • Pour into 8 X 8 greased casserole dish.
  • Top with sliced peaches.
  • Bake for 30 minutes.
  • Let stand 5 minutes, slice, and serve.


Yum.  And there’s leftovers!


Now Hiring:  Operation Beautiful Social Media Volunteer


For the past two years, my other blog, Operation Beautiful, has been blessed with a wonderful volunteer named Maddie.  Maddie runs the Operation Beautiful Twitter handle; if you’ve ever tweeted us @BeautifulNotes, you’ve spoken with Maddie!

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Our beautiful Maddie


Maddie is graduating from college and has been offered an amazing full-time job opportunity, so Operation Beautiful needs a new volunteer!


Now Hiring:  Operation Beautiful Social Media Volunteer



  • Tweet from @BeautifulNotes to promote the site, books, and movement in a way that encourages interaction from followers.
  • Respond to followers’ comments and concerns in a timely manner.
  • Work with Caitlin (AKA me…), the Operation Beautiful editor, to promote special events.
  • Be creative and proactive in bringing suggestions for growth to Caitlin.
  • Ultimately increase the number of @BeautifulNotes followers.


This position is open to current college students who are interested in public relations, psychology, social work, women’s studies, or other fields that relate to the mission of Operation Beautiful.  This volunteer position requires that the volunteer update the Twitter feed at least once every day throughout the work week.  This volunteer position is unpaid; however, if the volunteer wants to coordinate receiving credits with their college, Caitlin would be happy to provide any necessary documentation.


Prior experience is not required; however, an understanding of the complexities social media is highly desired.  Prior participation in Operation Beautiful (as well as having read the book) is helpful.


This position will be from August 31 to December 14, 2012 with the potential to extend into the next semester and beyond.


To apply:

  • Send your cover letter and resume to Caitlin at
  • In addition to your resume, please review the current @BeautifulNotes Twitter stream and include five sample tweets in your e-mail to Caitlin.  Serious weight will be given to these sample tweets so be creative and engaging!


Last Day to Apply:  July 31, 2012.



  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat July 18, 2012, 9:49 am

    Good luck Caitlin! I read the BeautifulNotes tweets and Maddie has been doing a great job. Good luck to her in her full-time opportunity!! 🙂

  • Jordan @ Bake Write Sleep July 18, 2012, 10:00 am

    Oh no eggs! I hate when that happens.

    Good luck, Maddie! =]

  • Reenie July 18, 2012, 10:32 am

    That breakfast looks so good. 🙂

  • Maddie July 18, 2012, 10:42 am

    I’m a little misty-eyed right now…and by misty eyed I mean sitting in a puddle of my own tears…
    Thank you. for. everything. Seriously. Operation Beautiful opened doors I did not know existed, and I will be forever grateful (and forever an Operation Beautiful ninja!). I have had an amazing ride!
    We’re gonna find the most epic future intern everrrrrrr. All the other non profits are gonna be jealous 😉

  • Kassi July 18, 2012, 10:42 am

    Hey Caitlin, is this something that can be done from anywhere or does the applicant need to live in your area? My sister is in school for non-profit marketing but she lives in Texas.

    • CaitlinHTP July 18, 2012, 10:48 am

      You can be anywhere!

  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats July 18, 2012, 10:46 am

    That breakfast looks delicious! and I hope you find an amazing new assistant, I’m sure a million girls will jump at this opportunity!

  • Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See July 18, 2012, 11:31 am

    Ahh were I not swamped with school, I’m sure that internship would be seriously awesome!

  • Courtney @ Brussel Sprouts and Beer July 18, 2012, 11:39 am

    I definitely need to make this baked oatmeal ASAP. It would be perfect to make when you have guest in town too!

  • Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed July 18, 2012, 12:00 pm

    Good luck finding a new intern! I’m still not on twitter… maybe I need to join the bandwagon lol.

  • Annette@FitnessPerks July 18, 2012, 12:54 pm

    That baked oatmeal looks AMAZING!!! Thank YOU 🙂

  • Tamicka July 18, 2012, 1:15 pm

    what if I’m not a college student but i still wanna be your intern 🙂

  • Ashley July 18, 2012, 1:16 pm

    I am so excited!!! I am definitely applying. 🙂 What a great opportunity!

  • Laura @ She Eats Well July 18, 2012, 1:17 pm

    That baked oatmeal looks so so good. You’ve inspired ME to try it!

  • Helen @ This New Song July 18, 2012, 1:54 pm

    What a wonderful opportunity! So wish I could. I believe so passionately in Operation Beautiful and your mission. Oatmeal bake looks marvelous. I’ve been in a breakfast rut this summer and the bake seems more manageable than normal oatmeal. Just too hot in the DC heat!

    • CaitlinHTP July 18, 2012, 2:35 pm

      Thanks Helen 🙂

  • Lsandoe July 18, 2012, 2:07 pm

    Perfect internship for me. Too bad I have a job a a post-grad. Seriously though, can I just quit and be your intern instead?!
    I need to make money though, Ahhh life problems.
    I know there are plenty of people from my alma mater who would be awesome. I passed along the info to my university.

    I’m gonna go mourn over how I can’t apply for this now. Wah.

  • Kate July 18, 2012, 2:23 pm

    I’ve handled several internship programs, and I just wanted to note that if your intern is unpaid, more than likely he/she MUST receive college credit in order to conform to the Fair Labor Standards Act. More and more employers are being (rightly) sued for running illegal internships. If anyone is looking into hiring an intern, I suggest looking at the Department of Labor’s guide for internship practices to cover you and your company and to make sure you’re providing a legal and educational opportunity to your intern:

    • CaitlinHTP July 18, 2012, 2:35 pm

      Oh thanks for this! Never heard about this. Maddie got credits so that’s all good. Obvi want to keep this opportunity legal! 🙂

  • Jessie July 18, 2012, 5:17 pm

    I tweeted this out and put it on Facebook from my account – I wish I was in college to be your intern! Sounds like a fun social media position 🙂

    • Maddie July 19, 2012, 9:39 am

      The FUNNEST social media position EVERRRR. 🙂

  • luv what you do July 18, 2012, 9:03 pm

    That baked oatmeal looks incredible! Especially with the peaches. Have you tried hot breakfast quinoa yet? It is super easy, you can plan ahead, and makes 1 serving. It is fantastic and I have added tons of different fruits. I”m sure peaches would be great!

  • Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy July 19, 2012, 6:01 am

    What a great opportunity for a college student 🙂

  • cait July 19, 2012, 7:55 am

    I would LOVe to be a volunteer although sadly I’m not in college anymore…does Grad school count?! 😉 Def may tackle this!

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope July 19, 2012, 2:53 pm

    Caitlin, this would seriously be perfect for me! I will be applying! 🙂

  • Laura @ May Your Bobbin Always Be Full July 22, 2012, 12:50 pm

    What a cool opportunity! Wish I were still in college! Good luck to Maddie, too!

  • Jennifer July 23, 2012, 9:18 pm

    Does graduate school count as college? 🙂 I would love to apply if it does!

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