Peanut Butter Oats in a Jar


I’m a firm believer that peanut butter makes everything taste better. Back in high school my friend Hollis tried to convince me that spreading peanut butter on pancakes and drizzling them with maple syrup was delicious. And I just told her she was weird and gross. (I swear we’re close friends)Well, I tried it recently and alas, Hollis was right. It was delicious. I still think she’s weird though…just for a variety of other reasons. Just kidding, I love her. ANYWAY. Lately I’ve been seeing a pretty genius idea pop up on a few blogs I read. It is a delicious way to use an almost empty peanut butter jar. Because letting peanut butter go to waste is a travesty. All you have to do is make oatmeal, and pour it in said jar. All of the leftover peanut butter melts into the oatmeal resulting in an incredibly filling and tasty breakfast. And even though this is not much of a recipe I thought I would share it all with you. Just keep in mind that you may get a few weird looks when eating “oats in a jar” but no worries…it is totally worth it.


  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • a splash or two of almond milk
  • 2-3 tablespoons of Kashi or granola


  1. Place the oats & brown sugar in a bowl and mix in water
  2. Microwave oats for 1 and a half minutes
  3. Stir in almond milk until oatmeal reaches desired consistency (I like it a little loose)
  4. Pour oatmeal in empty peanut butter jar
  5. Sprinkle Kashi or granola on top



4 thoughts on “Peanut Butter Oats in a Jar

  1. Pingback: Oatmeal Adventures and Reflections on Life | The Chocolate Kid

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