Hot Oats on a Hot Day

I ate hot oatmeal for the first time in a while yesterday!


Part of me feels like hot oatmeal is not appropriate for the summer time, but the other part of me is okay with itย because of the gift and privilege of air conditioning. Also, it was a dreary day yesterday, so hot oatmeal seemed cozy.

In case you’re wondering how I make my hot oats, here’s what I did:

Fluffy, Voluminous Banana Oats with Chia and Sunflower Seed Butter

(if I want to be creative with naming, I’ll call these “Ray of Sunshine on a Cloudy Day” Oats)

  • 1/2 cup quick oats
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • half a very ripe banana, sliced
  • dash o’ cinnamon
  • pinch o’ nutmeg
  • splash o’ vanilla extract
  • drizzle of maple syrup
  • 1 egg
  • heavy sprinkle of chia seeds
  • big spoonful of sunflower seed butter
  1. Chuck the oats in a small pot over medium heat. Add the water, milk, and banana.
  2. Once the pot bubble bubbles, toils, and troubles, start stirring. Add spices, vanilla, and maple syrup, and keep stirring until the oats are a little bit thicker than you’d like. It will become more fluid once the egg is added.
  3. Whisk the egg in a small bowl and then turn off the stovetop heat.
  4. Slowly and gradually pour whisked egg into the oatmeal while stirring vigorously (unless you like scrambled eggs in your oatmeal, I won’t judge)
  5. Once the egg is fully incorporated, add the chia seeds.
  6. Pour your fluff-tastic oats into your favorite bowl and use your favorite spoon to lay a generous scoop of sunflower seed butter (or any nut/seed butter) into the warm pillow of oats.
  7. Feel the warmth of the oats like a ray of sunshine and the fluff factor like that of a cloud. Your ray of sunshine on a cloudy day. The end.


In other exciting news, I think I have a super tiny fish bone lodged into the side of my tongue/tonsil/Eustachian tube/all three. We took my uncle out for sushi last night at my favorite Japanese restaurant, and I guess there was a fine little bone in one of my pieces of eel avocado sushi that decided to make itself comfortable in my mouth. It kinda hurts and I don’t know what I’m going to do.

For now, I’m going to try brushing it out/waiting it out. If the pain escalates or the discomfort continues, I might have to go to the doc. That won’t be embarrassing.

“What brings you to the office today?”


Do any of you have any suggestions? I’ve heard that eating bread or bananas may help catch the bone to pull it out. I tried the banana, but that didn’t help a bit. I feel like the bone is completely buried.


Lastly, head on over to my dear friend Emily’s blog, Beauty in Christ, if you would like to read my guest post about Healthy Living and Fulfillment. ๐Ÿ™‚

Hope you all have a wonderful day! Watch out for fish bones!

So tell me:

Do you eat hot oatmeal even in the summer?

Have you ever gottenย something stuck in your throat for a prolonged period of time?ย 



23 thoughts on “Hot Oats on a Hot Day

  1. Woah! That is quite the situation you have there. Unfortunately I have never had sushi and have no experience in the fish bone area…. But I think trying to brush it out may really help, if it’s sticking out at all maybe try using tweezers and picking it out. I hope you get it out soon it must hurt! Also, I love hot oats but something about overnight oats has gotten me….

  2. The recipe is really fun to read ๐Ÿ™‚ I like an egg in my hot oats too. I usually add flax seeds but sometimes chia…same difference, kind of ๐Ÿ˜€ and yes, I do eat hot oatmeal during summer, and overnight oats during winter. Not exclusively though. Both! Gonna read that guest post now ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. OUCH. Sorry about the fish bone. I have no advice because I don’t have tonsils so it’s really hard for something to get stuck in my throat! And I haven’t had oatmeal in forever but I think it’s acceptable. Now I want some.

  4. I eat hot oatmeal year round. Although usually for a mid afternoon snack at work because my office is FREEZING so it’s a nice treat to warm me up ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you get that bone out ASAP!

  5. I actually just fined polishing off a bowl of oats for breakfast, so I guess you can say that I eat them even when it’s hot ๐Ÿ˜› And I’ll drink smoothies even when it’s cold. My body just wants what it wants without any regard for temperatures, I guess. And omg that fish bone thing sounds super painful and skeevy. Another reason why I can’t do sushi…

  6. Ohmygahhh are you for real *turns all shades of painful green* ..that fishy situation sounds majorly unpleasant ๐Ÿ˜ฆ . Of course I’ll admit I am kinda squeamish! Still though, you gotta get that sorted out, ouch.

  7. Hot oats are perfectly acceptable on hot days as long as they look as good as these and …air conditioner is on!!๐Ÿ˜‰
    Sounds like quite a hairy situation there my friend. I would go to dr just to get the dang thing out and bc I’m one of those people who googles/web mds Everything and freak myself out. ๐Ÿ™ˆ
    Hope you get that thang out!
    All my love to you Alison!

  8. OOOh girl if sushi caused your problem then you’re not going to like my post tomorrow :o! Anyways I always say things like ‘I want to be in tune with the seasons’ to myself meaning I want to focus on warm foods in the winter and colder foods in the summer but my literally never changes. Oatmeal, eggs, and warm foods all year round for me! That looks like a yummy recipe though, I think I will save it for a really hot day ;).

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