Oats in a Jar

Waking up early on the weekends (especially Saturdays) is a bitter-sweet thing for me. It is the one day I can actually sleep in, yet at the same time, the sooner I get up, the more things I accomplish. (However, I do realize this also means I will probably go to bed earlier in the evening.)

This morning I woke up around 5:30 a.m. and couldn’t fall back to sleep for two reasons.

1.) I kept thinking about things I wanted to accomplish today.

2.) My stomach hurt quite badly because I was starving!!

So I got up some had some Quaker Oatmeal Squares (one of my favorite kinds of cereal) with milk to take the hunger pains away.

I also enjoyed a Chia Tea Scone.

After blog reading and some time spent looking for new recipes for the upcoming week, I headed out for a shorter long run. I cut back on my mileage this week, so the plan only called for 8 miles today (instead of 12+). It was a good run–and the sun was shining!! However, as usual, it is now gone. 😦 Seriously, I hate all the teasing!!

I was famished once I returned, so I quickly prepared some Oats in a Jar for myself. Here’s a basic step-by-step on how to make Oats in a Jar.

Step 1:

Find a jar of nut (almond, peanut, cashew, etc.) butter that is almost empty.

Step 2:

Prepare oatmeal the way you would on the stove-top. (Here’s how I prepare Stove-top Oatmeal.)

Step 3:

Add the stove-top oatmeal to the almost-empty nut butter jar.

Step 4:

Put the lid on and let the heat from the oatmeal melt the remaining nut butter for an ooey, gooey texture.

Step 5: Enjoy!!

I was craving something salty after my run, so I munched on some of these. Salty pretzels taste even better after a sweaty run!!

We are off for some more Alaskan adventures. Hopefully I’ll have fun stories to tell!!

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7 responses to “Oats in a Jar

  1. I must really be missing out on OIAJ because I see this on so many blogs… my new mission: finish a jar of almond butter and make me some OIAJ ASAP!!

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  6. This sounds awesome…read about it on another blog too and I just can’t believe I have never thought to do this!! Definitely will now. I really like your blog…lots of great recipes and a really clean design.

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