Pumpkin Chia Overnight Oats

pumpkin chia overnight oats // my bacon-wrapped life

I’d like to introduce you to the least photogenic but most delicious healthy breakfast you’ll eat all Fall. Riiiiight up there. That’s the one!

These pumpkin chia overnight oats may not win any beauty contests, but they are my new favorite thing. Have you ever tried overnight oats? They are a recent Pinterest phenomenon, basically consisting of old-fashioned oats that sit in liquid overnight to soften and form a cold, sweet, healthy breakfast porridge. I have been very intrigued by them ever since I tried chia pudding last year – this peanut butter and jelly version remains one of the most popular recipes on my site! I love oatmeal and eat it almost every morning because I am a boring grandma, but I wasn’t sure how COLD oats would turn out…I mean, the idea of cold, gloppy oatmeal is not exactly appetizing, right?


Dark Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pancakes

dark chocolate chip pumpkin pancakes // my bacon-wrapped life

Guys, I played it so cool this year. I patiently waited all the way until OCTOBER to post a pumpkin recipe.

Not going to lie – this would not have been possible if it wasn’t for San Francisco’s Indian summers. The daily 75-and-sunny forecast hasn’t really made me want to cozy up with chili and Oktoberfest beers and pumpkin everything as much as I usually do. But I’m craving Fall in a big way, so although the weather might not be cooperating, I’ve been determined to make it feel like Fall in our house ever since the calendar crept over into October. And what better way to do that than with dark chocolate chip pumpkin pancakes?


Foodie Favorites – September 30, 2015

foodie favorites - september 30, 2015 // my bacon-wrapped life

My absolute favorite cocktail right now, from East Bay Spice Company in Berkeley. These babies are dangerously good!

Hey guys! I am more than overdue for a Foodie Favorites post…I can’t believe it’s been four freakin’ weeks! This month has absolutely flown by – in September I’ve been to Los Angeles, Denver, Charlotte, and New York for both wedding fun and work travel. It’s been a blast, but I am excited to be grounded at home for a whole two weeks – and, of course, catch up on Foodie Favorites! Here are my favorites from around the inter-webs lately:

These PB&J sandwich donuts look like basically the most amazing thing in the entire world. I mean…woah. Just woah.

Pumpkin season is finally here!! I am the giddiest about it. I think this pumpkin crumb cake looks like a pretty great place to start, don’t ya think?


German-Style Beer Brats

german-style beer brats // my bacon-wrapped life

At this time last year, we were dressed up in our dirndls and leiderhosen, drinking liters and liters of beer and chowing down on bratwursts, spaetzle, schnitzel, and strudel. It was the absolute best.

This year, I’m on my couch in our little apartment-cave, getting slightly drunk by myself in the middle of the day because I am drinking the gigantic beer I used as a prop in these photos. I think this would be considered a significant downgrade. At least there’s still beer?


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