Oats in A Jar

3 Nov

Today was Oats in a Jar day a.k.a my favorite breakfast day of the month.

The idea is to wait until you’re almost done with your jar of peanut butter/almond butter and use it instead of a bowl to make your oatmeal. That way, you get all of the residual butter that sits on the bottom, making for an amazing breakfast.

The reason why this day is so rare is because I basically only eat almond butter with my oatmeal in the morning. It takes me about two months to go through a jar, so I get really psyched when I see myself nearing the end.

*Pro Tip* Never make OIAJ if your butter jar is made of plastic. I did this at work over the summer and it turned into a molten plastic puddle. It was pretty disappointing.

Recipe for this morning:

1/3 cup instant oats

1/4 cup shredded coconut

1 tablespoon chia seeds/buckwheat/hemp seeds

1 handful raisins



vanilla extract

almond extract

rice milk

1 frozen banana

Combine the first eight ingredients into the almond butter jar.

While you’re waiting for the rice milk to boil, start cutting up pieces of a frozen banana.

When the milk comes to a boil, pour it into the jar with the oats. Stir. Add the banana slices and enjoy.


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