Yesterday, when I was getting my smoothie ingredients out, I had 2 choices:

– Use the last of a jar of almond butter

– Use 1 Tbsp of my NEW almond butter


That was not a hard decision – that little discovery gave me breakfast today!


I had a little over 1 Tbsp of almond butter left in this jar, so I kept the rest of my breakfast simple.

  • 1/3 cup oatbran, 1 cup water, BIG pinch sea salt
  • 1/2 banana, sliced
  • cinnamon


Yum. That extra big pinch of sea salt made this jar of oats. Since the almond butter itself was unsalted, I knew I would need a little more than normal to balance out the sweetness of the banana.


I also scooped out a little of the almond butter for the top before filling the jar – now I’ve got almond butter on both sides!

Even though it’s still chilly here, I had natural light this morning to take my pictures outside! Come on, Spring – finish melting that snow in my yard and let’s get on with it.

One of my favorite things about Oats in a Jar (OIAJ)?

They easily become Oats in a Car (OIAC)…I’m running late, so I’m taking this breakfast with me ;) Don’t worry – Nick drives, so I just get to sit, eat, and listen to K92.


Do you have any fun weekend plans?

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  1. Mmmm, best breakfast ever!

    This weekend is my best friend’s birthday AND my brother’s 25th birthday! Bring on the cake :)

  2. Love OIAJ. There is just something fun about eating out of a jar :)

  3. LOVE sea salt in my oats. It totally makes a difference. We are going to see Alice in Wonderland tonight!

  4. I’m with you on the sea salt, I just discovered what a huge difference it can make!

  5. I have yet to eat OAIJ. I am almost to the end of my peanut butter, though…Hmmm…might be a plan for tomorrow’s breakfast after my 4 mile run.

  6. i’ve never had oiaj before. mostly because i buy the industrial size pb jars and i don’t have a spoon long enough to dig in!

    • you can fake it! just put some nut butter in the bottom of your bowl and put oatmeal on top :)

  7. ah I love your portable breakfast. I’ve actually been known to bring a bowl of oats in my car.. gets messy!

  8. My friend is visiting campus today, and it’s technically my “weekend”, so I guess that’s them.
    Those oats sound awesome. I always go for the almond butter with sea salt myself.

  9. OIAJ… what dreams are made of :D

  10. At least with your OIAC, you can throw the container away post-eating and not have to wash it out and take it back home!
    We are going to try to see Avatar 3d (for like the umpteenth weekend in a row) and I’ll be working the Harlem Globetrotters show at ODU.

  11. oh yeah, i would imagine OIAC would be very convenient!

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