Empty Jar, Full Belly

I was so happy when I saw this jar yesterday morning ;) I knew exactly what breakfast would be today!


This jar is smaller than my other nut butter jars so I made sure to use oatbran today – it never takes up as much room as my oatmeal for some reason!


Basic oats:

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

Toppings / fillings:


This Just 4 Nuts Butter was so good – I loved the mix of nuts they used. You could really taste the pecans, and it had a great texture: not super crunchy, but not totally smooth.

PS: Although she looks sad, Maggie is feeling better!


She looks so sad because I took this while Nick was in the shower. She doesn’t like it when he’s in the house, but not in the same room with her. So sweet :)


If you could make your own nut butter, what kind would it be?

Chocolate peanut?

Cinnamon hazelnut?

Plain old pecan?

Get crazy!!



  1. Awwwe that’s so cute how she gets seperation anxiety. Shows how much she loves you guys.

    AS for my own nut butter, I’d make sweet potato, maple, PB. SP & PB make an awesome combo..the maple’s just fun extra umph. :D

    Have a good day!

  2. I love pecan butter. I am not really a fan of almond or cashew butters, and of course I love peanut butter. But pecan butter is delicious!

  3. I made regular roasted almond butter last month, and it was amazing! I’m itching to try cinnamon maple almond butter next.

  4. I love Nuttzo, so probably a mix of lots of different nuts…yum!

  5. i d love a peanut butter with dark chocolate. i know it exists but just not here.

  6. I recently tried cashew butter and I love it!!! I’d love to try making chocolate cashew butter.

  7. I do make my own nut butter, it’s usually plain pb, but sometimes I make almond butter, or cashew butter, or even coconut :)
    I should try adding some stuff in it though

  8. I would also love to make a combination nut butter with peanuts, almonds, Brazil nuts, hazelnuts, and cashews. I’m not into chocolate PB, so it would just be plain with lots of chunk. Yummy!

  9. I want a dog! :( So glad Maggie feels better!

  10. cinnamon maple almond butter…i think i am onto something ;)

  11. chocolate almond butter or toffee pb!!! YUM!

  12. Mmm how about mint dark chocolate almond butter? I’d love some cinnamon maple sunflower butter too. I think cinnamon and maple would go really well with sunbutter’s taste :-)

  13. My favorite homemade nut butter is white chocolate strawberry almond butter

  14. its like the saying “my glass is half full” only ur jar is over-loaded! i love it hehe.

    my nut butter would be walnut goji carob for sure. someone need sto get on that and make it. oh and throw some flaxseeds in too. YUM

  15. That bfast looks so good lady! I love so many different nut butters that it is hard to choose…maybe a favorite would be maple vanilla almond butter or chocolate cherry cashew butter….mmm.

  16. Adorable dog. I have never tried almond butter (GASP!!!), cashew butter is okay, I just LOVE peanut butter. My favorite is dark chocolate dreams but that crap is dangerous! I would really like to try the mighty maple or the white chocolate one too. PB goes well with everything!

  17. I love hazelnuts and cinnamon so that would be great with a dash of cayenne for heat. I would love that…I wonder if my food processor could take some more nut butter making.

  18. I would do a vanilla chocolate almond butter! For some reason vanilla and chocolate bring out the best in each other.

  19. glad maggie is feeling better!

    my ideal nut butter would have figs or dates in it – and maybe chunks of bread too!

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