Overnight Oats in a Jar

Recipes - Breakfast & Breads March 31, 2011
You know when you get to the end of your peanut butter but there’s still a light coating on the sides and bottom?  Don’t throw the jar away.  Make overnight oats in it!
You recently read about my love for overnight oats.  Well, eating it out of a peanut butter jar might be even better.  Especially during the summer months because it is eaten cold.  But most importantly because with every bite, you scrape a bit of peanut butter from the side of the jar.  Peanut butter!  Yay!

Overnight oats in a jar are easy enough to make.  Just follow the same basic recipe, but make it in a peanut butter jar that is almost empty.  I also added about Ā½ cup of greek yogurt to mine for a twist.
In the morning, I added some sliced banana and Uncle Sam cereal for some crunch.  

This also makes a perfect grab-n-go breakfast.
Now I can’t wait until we run out of peanut butter.  More overnight oats in a jar!
Do you have a favorite grab-n-go breakfast?


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  • Terra March 31, 2011 at 3:20 am

    I can not wait to make this for my hubby, this is a fantastic idea:-) You definitely have a new follower, what a beautiful blog:-) My grab and go breakfast usually is an oatmeal bar that is homemade, or store bought.

  • Jayma Malme March 31, 2011 at 4:57 am

    Rats, i just threw out a pb jar yesterday! Great idea…will try when this next jar is gone.

  • Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun March 31, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    That does sound yummy! I always have to do warm oats for my OIAJ though. I like to get the pb all melted so I can scoop it ALL clean.

  • Angela @ Nine More Months March 31, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    Oh, you are BRILLIANT!!

  • EA-The Spicy RD March 31, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    I have not tried overnight oats YET, but you have definitely inspired me to try it SOON šŸ™‚

  • The Seasonal Family April 1, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    That's a great idea! I never would have thought of soaking them in a leftover butter jar overnight. I'm getting a bit tired of the same ol' oats, I'll try it in our almond butter jar as soon as it's empty (which is soon!).

  • Alysa April 2, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Terra, thank you so much! I hope your husband enjoys the overnight oats!

  • Alysa April 2, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    Jayma, never throw away a nut butter jar again! šŸ™‚

  • Alysa April 2, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    Tina, I am sure it's so good with the PB all melty like that. Yum!

    Angela, I wish I could say I was the first person to come up with this idea. Not my brilliance though šŸ™‚

  • Alysa April 2, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    EA, glad I could inspire you šŸ™‚

    Seasonal Family, thanks for stopping by! I'm sure this would be delish with almond butter. Hope you like it!

  • Emma June 11, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    tina: I'd be worried about microwaving a pb jar for warm oats – what method do you use? I have PB in both glass and plastic jars…

  • Lolo February 10, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    I am so going to do this!! Thanks!!

  • Hollus October 8, 2015 at 1:28 am

    I’m wanting to try this but I’m not seeing the recipe! It sounds delicious!