Oats in a Jar

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?!

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OOIAJ for breakfast!

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?)

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Ta-Dahh!!

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