You know you’re crunchy when you tuck your overnight oats to bed in between your oatstraw infusion (left) and your homemade kombucha (right).
You know what I adore? Nut butters! Mmmm, yeah.
But you know what sucks? That inevitable end-of-the-jar, desperate-attempt-to-get-every-last-lick-out-so-as-not-to-waste-one-single-molecule of the delicious goodness. A girl could drive herself crazy just scraping away . . .
Enter “Jar Oats” to the rescue! I can’t think of a better way to turn lemons into lemonade, so to speak. This recipe is resourceful, super easy (no cooking at all!), and it’s great for a morning on the go (very portable!) Best of all it tastes great – and it’s great for your body, too!
Begin with your ‘finished’ jar of nut butter.
Add your ingredients. The general rule is 1 part oats to 2 parts liquid, plus extras. In this batch I did 1/3 cup oats + 1/3 cup coconut milk + 1/3 cup coconut yogurt, then added 2 tbsp flax seed meal, a splash of water kefir, and a handful of raisins. For liquid you can use any alt milk, any alt yogurt, any probiotic drink (kombucha or kefir), or even water. Great add-ins are any dried fruit, any nuts, mashed or sliced bananas, fresh berries, shredded dried coconut, chia seeds, flax seeds, hemp oil . . . I could go on!