Peanut Butter Jar Overnight Oats

26 Apr

It’s easy to have a love affair with natural, creamy, scrumptious peanut butter. It’s sinfully delicious, yet somehow healthy. The perfect combination. Which means that when you empty yet another jar of that tasty spread, you can’t help but feel sad. It’s all gone, and you’re at fault. But alas! When one jar closes, another opens! That’s the beauty of it…you get to experience that love all over again from the very beginning, when you dip a clean spoon into that freshly opened peanuty jar, and savor the ever amazing and glistening nut butter.

Even better than that? What you can do with the newly emptied jar of peanut butter! Don’t just toss it in the recycling bin. There is valuable peanut gold stuck to the edges of that jar, clinging to the rim where you can’t quite reach. But overnight oatmeal can get you there. It’s the perfect solution, and lets you have one last time with that sultry spread.

Peanut Butter Jar Overnight Oats

So oaty. So peanuty. So amazing.

Peanut Butter Jar Overnight Oats

  • Emptied peanut butter jar (NOT cleaned out!)
  • 1/2 C rolled oats
  • 3/4 C skim or dairy free milk
  • plenty of cinnamon
  • dried fruit (I like dried cranberries)
  • 1 tbsp flaxseed meal or chia seeds (optional, but recommended)
  • 1/2 chopped banana (optional)

The night before you want to indulge on this heavenly breakfast:

In your jar, pour all dry ingredients and mix well with a spoon. Add your milk, and with either that spoon, or even a butter knife, stir it up very well. Secure lid onto jar, give it a good shake-shake-shake, and store in fridge.

In the morning, unscrew lid, mix well again, stir in the banana, and eat! The peanut butter flavor will be strong enough without overpowering the cinnamon and dried fruit. The flax or chia add in some fantastic health benefits. And the banana simply goes very well with all of the above!

So, next time you find yourself with an empty jar of nut butter, throw in some oats, milk and toppings, and have yourself an easy and delicious breakfast!

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