I was first introduced to the idea of oats in a jar by Tina at Carrots n’ Cake. Tina’s version of OIAJ uses cooked oatmeal combined with the last bits of a peanut butter container. The concept of using the peanut butter container as a bowl for breakfast was something that – although I had not previously considered – filled me with great excitement. Primarily because 1) I love peanut butter and 2) I hate wasting the last little bits of deliciousness that are impossible to scrape from the jar. The ‘oats in a jar’ practice solves the problem!
Still, I have never actually followed the cooked oats method. Instead, I’ve made a combo of Tina’s OIAJ along with the basic version of overnight oats that I learned from Ashley at Edible Perspective. Process as follows:
Makes 1 serving of 'overnight oats in a jar' (OOIAJ) - one nearly empty peanut (or other nut) butter jar - 1/4 cup oatmeal - small handful of dried fruit - a few spoonfuls of yogurt - milk to nearly fill jar Combine all ingredients in the jar and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, stir, top with a couple tablespoons of granola, and enjoy!
Last night, I made OOIAJ in a White Chocolate Wonderful PB & Co jar. As an aside, if you haven’t tried any of the PB & Co. varieties, GO TO WHOLE FOODS NOW AND BUY ONE! They are unbelievably delicious. But with flavors like chocolate dream, cinnamon raisin, and white chocolate wonderful, what else can you really expect?!
Extra perk of this breakfast: it’s fun trying to get all the pb out of crevices with your spoon. (why is ‘crevice’ such a weird word?)