The BEST Way to Have Oatmeal



Okay, so I know this isn’t my usual Sweaty Saturday post, but I have a recipe that is too good not to share!

Picture this, a young girl, late a night, standing in her kitchen, her eyes glance at the (way too many) nut butter jars she has lined along the counter. She sighs. Not one is empty enough for making overnight oats in a jar. Why does the world curse her so?!? What shall she have for breakfast tomorrow??? But at last, a stroke of genius. SHE’LL MAKE HER OWN DANG ALMOST-EMPTY JAR! She’ll fill it with warm, creamy, voluminous oats which will melt the nut buttery goodness along the sides and layer these oats with the best fruits she can find to add juicy sweetness, and finally, for good measure, drizzle on more nut butter because #teammorethanonetbsp.

The BEST Way to Have Oatmeal

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Recipe from Pilates Pearls and Peanut Butter

Makes one incredible breakfast

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Overnight Oats:

  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2/3-1 cup water
  • 1 tsp hemp hearts
  • 1/2 tsp chia seeds
  • Cinnamon to taste
  • A pinch of salt

Toppings/in the jar:

  • 1 1/2-2 TBSP nut butter
  • Fruit(s) of choice

Feel free to add in anything else your heart desires or your imagination can dream up!

The night before, in a bowl, mix together all the ingredients for the overnight oats, cover, and refrigerate.

The next morning, in a jar (I suggest a Ball Wide Mouth Pint Jar) place 1-1 1/2 TBSP of the nut butter at the jar’s bottom and along its sides. I recommend at about 1/2 TBSP of this be globed at the bottom as this makes for a nice little “surprise” at the end. After that, set the jar aside.FullSizeRender (3)

Once the jar had been prepared, if desired (I would recommend this as it makes the nut butter all meltly), warm up the overnight oats in the microwave. To do this, I stir the oats up, add a little more water, as needed, then microwave for 2 minutes, stir, and put back in for another minute. While the oats are cooking, slice up fruit and get any other mix-ins ready.

After the oats, fruit, and other mix-ins are ready, place them into the mason jar, starting with some fruit/mix-ins at the bottom, then oats, then fruit/mix-ins, then oats, and so on, ending with fruit/mix-ins on top. Next, to add the finishing touch, drizzle on 1/2-1 TBSP of nut butter and add other toppings as desired

Bon appetite. Enjoy!

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*NOTE: I suggest using a Ball Wide Mouth Pint Jar*

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My mix-ins were blackberries, strawberries, and diced apple because I only had 1 strawberry left (*tear*). Next time, I think I should add in some dark chocolate chips. It’ll be like pumpkin chocolate chip bread, YUM! Do you guys see that nut butter dripping down the side. Ugh, so amazing!!! And how about the big blob at the jar’s bottom. Now THAT was an awesome treat.FullSizeRender

And for nut butters, I went for a mix of Justin’s Vanilla Almond Butter and Trader Joe’s Creamy Salted Peanut Butter because, why choose, right?

Please be sure to let me know if you try this out! You won’t regret it, I promise. And I highly, highly recommend that you go for more than a TBSP of nut butter. It takes these oat OVER.THE.TOP.

Let Me Know…

What’s your current fave nut butter?

What mix-ins are you loving right now?

Are you #teammorethanonetbsp?

Enjoy the moment,

xoxo Meah <3


  1. Emily Swanson

    Oh yes, and my favorite nut butter right now is Nut Butter Nation, BHappy Peanut Butter, and Naturally Nutty and Bliss Nut Butters… 😀

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    1. (Post author)

      Hmm…surprisingly, I’ve never tried any of those brands! Now that I’ve worked through some of my (HUMONGOUS) nut butter collection, I think it may be time for me to add some new jars to the stash. Thanks for your recommendations 🙂 !


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  2. Emily Swanson

    The fluffiness of this, the perfect way it drizzles over the edge of the jar. You just did such an amazing job on it!

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    1. (Post author)

      Not gonna lie, I actually had a little bowl on the side too since I couldn’t possibly fit any more in the jar ;)! The trick is stir it up, then add more water the next morning before microwaving it. This creates really voluminous, creamy oats.


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