Oats in a Jam

Here’s one weird thing about me:

Whenever it’s windy, cold, windy and cold, or just the majority of the time I’m running outside, my eyes tear up and I end up with tears running down my cheeks. I have to wipe my eyes / cheeks with my shirt or sleeves or hands at least 10 times in a 30 minute run.

It’s pretty annoying, and I’m sure it makes me look like I just hate running so much that I’m crying about it ;)

The good thing about running early? I don’t have to run later today when it’s 90 degrees outside!

Nick and I got up and ran a little over 3 miles this morning and I just finished my cool breakfast.

Oats in (a) Jam!



I knew we were going to go running this morning, and I just can’t make myself have a hot breakfast right after running on a warm morning so I made sure to mix up some overnight oats last night.


The oat mixture:

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • chia seeds
  • cinnamon
  • salt
  • 2 Tbsp walnuts
  • 1/2 banana, sliced


There was about 1 tsp of jam left in this jar, and it was the perfect amount! That little bit of jam was the perfect amount.

Coffee is brewing and I’ve got work to do.


Favorite flavor of jam / jelly?

I love a good raspberry or strawberry jam. But it’s hard to beat classic grape on a pb&j.



  1. Great idea for the oats in a jar, but instead of PB, jelly! I love homemade strawberry rhubarb jam for sure!

  2. I love crofter’s! Asia and n America are my favs :-). For a classc nothing beats grape though!

  3. I all for strawberry jam, but I really love fig jam!

  4. Do you wear contacts?? My eyes water NONSTOP anytime I do ANYTHING outdoors! Running/biking/golfing….I am 99% sure it is the contacts. Hmmm…..

    Your breakfast is so cute. Very visually appealing!

    If we are talkin jelly & nut butter, I HAVE to go with grape…but my current obsession for all purpose use is Apricot Jam. Makes the best glazes for meats & AWESOME salad dressings!

    • Yes, I do wear contacts! I figured it was because of those, but I can’t run without them!

  5. i love homemade raspberry jam my mama makes-the raspberries grow in our backyard! mmm

  6. Your breakfast is so pretty this morning!

    I am a dark berry girl.
    grape, blackberry and blueberry

  7. Ok.. that looks AMAZING. My favorite jam/jelly is raspberry, definitely!

  8. I only ate grape jelly growing up, but my favorites now are strawberry jam, apple butter, orange marmalade and rhubarb compote. Strawberry is best to mix with yogurt or ice cream, apple is best for pancakes, orange is great on toast and rhubarb goes on everything :D

  9. I like sour jams. Recently, I discovered quince jam in my fridge, that my bf’s mom made. It’s sooo amazing, I can’t get enough of it!

  10. Wow you must really despise running! ;)

    Oats in a Jame looks amazing!

  11. this totally reminds me of a yogurt/ice cream sundae! ur the only person talented enuff to make it look that way! <3 fav jelly is totally strawberry rhubarb hands down! DELICIOUSSS

  12. I need to try this! :) Love the Crofters jams.

  13. I’m a raspberry girl. I could eat the stuff straight out of the jar. I only like strawberry if there are huge chunks of them and I hate Grape. Most of my medicines as a kid tasted like grape so I only like real grapes.

  14. you win for cutest bowl of oatmeal of the week!

  15. Oooh Oats in a Jam jar! My favorites are strawberry, raspberry and guava.

  16. i thought fig jam would be my fave, as i’m a fig freak, but it turns out good old strawberry is the best.

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