I love peanut butter. It’s a treat that stems all the way back to my childhood when my and my neighborhood friend would spend our summers creating the most off the wall food eats. At 9 we thought we were fancy smancy taking peanut butter and jelly and smashing it into my mothers martini glasses. It was fab-u-lous I am telling you. I do think all that PB&J ruined me in the sandwich department because I don’t really get excited for PB&J sandwiches anymore. Now , peanut butter and banana (with or without honey) that’s another story.
One thing that drives me nuts is the fact I can never get all the peanut butter out of the jar no matter what I do. It’s not like chocolate syrup where you can add a bit of milk, shake it up and be on your merry way. Nope. What can you add to peanut butter to get out ever last bit of goodness? When I buy the natural peanut butter (which I so often do) I tend to get leftovers just that won’t come out. Sometimes I will add a few drops of Almond Oil to get it out. But when there is no Almond Oil left, what is a girl to do?
Well, thanks to Heather over at Kiss My Broccoli blog I now know how to get the most use of all my peanut butter and other nut butter jars!
I love adding peanut butter to my smoothies but I also love adding it to my oatmeal. I’m a big fan of PB2 powder, but sometimes I just want something that’s already made for me.
I’ve yet to try overnight refrigerator oats. Until now.
Insert one natural peanut butter jar – almost empty and some non quick cooking oats. Add your goodies. Set overnight and bingo! Insta breakfast.
I just added one serving of oatmeal and one serving of water per the box instructions and shook the jar really good. Stuck it back in the fridge and hoped for the best.
So the next morning opened my jar and realized that maybe I had too much liquid. Not sure. I put the lid back on and shook again. Then I stirred it with my spoon. All the peanut butter goodness came off and I dumped it all in a bowl and warmed it up. Maybe cold oats is good. But, when its 27 degrees out right now, cold oats are not really what I want.
My oatmeal had just enough peanut butter in it and I feel good recycling the jar knowing I got all the yummy out. Check out Heather’s blog for all her amazing leftover/empty jar treats. She has some amazing combinations.
Now I want to go buy more jarred nut butter just so I can empty them and make more.
More, I tell you. More.
Maybe I have an oatmeal problem.
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
And here I have been throwing them away all the time LOL. My husband and oldest son are such a big fan of oats, so I will have to try this for them.
Donna L. Ward says
Well – you hit it on target for me – I have had the same issues with the end of the jar! And, I love peanut butter and oats – I will need to get those oats now! 🙂
Shop with Me Mama (Kim) says
Brilliant idea! Love it! And so easy and tasty. I think my kids would love this!
Carmen Perez (Listen2 Mama) says
Interesting, not a fan of oats, but this sounds good.
What a genius idea! Now instead of just one good thing – the Peanut butter – now you have two with PB & oats!
Life As A Convert says
My kids practically wash the inside of the jar with their tongues. It is rare I get to make overnight oats.
Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly says
That is definitely an interesting way to get the yummy out! I am in the North East so right now everything needs to be warm as it’s COLD outside! 🙂
I’ve seen this before but never tried it- looks like a great way to use up the last of the PB!
This is a fabulous idea! I hate wasting all of that peanut butter!
Man, are my dogs ever going to be angry with you. They usually get the empty peanut butter jars, but not any more! 🙂
Virginia @thatbaldchick says
Oooh, I have a nut butter jar in the pantry now, that is just about ready to use for overnight oats. What a great idea!
Sarah Bailey says
Now that is a fantastic idea! I bet it tastes delicious as well. x
I love making overnight oats. It’s such an easy way to have breakfast ready!
What a fantastic idea. I never would think of this. I feel like a big fat waster now. I will try this!
Janell Poulette says
We go through so much peanut butter. This is an awesome idea.
Catherine S says
This is such a great idea. I love peanut butter and oats. I will have to do this with the almost empty jar of peanut butter.
paula schuck says
I am fascinated by this mostly because I never ever would have thought of it. Peanut butter oats sound yummy though!
Mama to 5 BLessings says
Wow that is genius! With 5 kids we go through a ton of peanut butter jars! So trying this!
LOL well you’ll get no arguments from me that it’s a great idea. 🙂 I will remember the next time we’ve got one in the house too. 🙂
YUM! I love oatmeal but haven’t tried overnight oatmeal. I must make it!
April Decheine says
What a great idea! I have heard this before but wondered if it would really work,it appears it does!
These are delicious! A co-worker made a version of this for me last year.
What a fun idea to get the rest of the peanut butter out. I have just scraped the jars until I got out as much as I could.
What a neat idea. We are almost at the bottom of our current peanut butter jar, so I will have to give this a try.
I hope you like it.
Angie | Big Bear's Wife says
I would never had thought about that! Love that idea!
LOL, I think you do have an oatmeal problem. But that is a good one to have. I love peanut butter and oatmeal and I love them together.
I never thought about this. I always just throw the jar away
Jessica (Savory Experiments) says
Great idea for up-cycling! We don’t eat much peanut butter, but we sure have some other jars I could use the same concept with!
Liz Mays says
I’m so excited to try this idea out. I was recycling the jars, but I like repurposing them instead!
We do that too. My husband ends up with a bunch of them out in the garage. He puts a screw in the lid and connects them to a shelf. They house all his small parts, nails and screws.
Aisha Kristine Chong says
Cool. Now I just learned something new – have to check this out as well.
Lisa Rios says
What a great idea! I am not a big fan of oats, but it sounds interesting. I think it might be a best idea for the breakfast and I am sure it would taste great as well. Thanks for the share.
My goal is to make over night oats in 2015. I keep seeing all the great recipes but haven’t made any, yet. I love the idea of using the peanut butter jars, too!
Shannon Gosney says
This is such a great idea! I never thought about making peanut butter in an Oatmeal Jar! Thanks for sharing this idea!
That is such a cool idea! I have never even thought to do that before.
That is brilliant. I scrape and scrape trying to get the PB all out.
Melissa Smith says
We go through peanut butter like crazy & I can’t believe I’ve never thought of that! Definitely going to try that in a couple weeks when we empty yet another jar.
Amber NElson says
Wow, this looks and sounds amazing. And healthy too!
katrina g says
I would never have thought of this. I love it! I will have to remember this when i have an empty jar, and with my family and peanut butter that won’t be long.