A Lesson in Jargon[E]

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Haha, get it? 😆

If you’re a regular reader of food blogs, then there’s no doubt you’ve heard of the term, OIAJ (oats in a jar)…meaning breakfast served out of near empty-nut butter jar. If you’ve never done it…you REALLY don’t know what you’re missing! I remember when I first learned of it nearly three years ago when I started blogging…you know, back in the day when all I knew existed was plain ol’ peanut butter! To say this concept completely changed my life may be a bit of an understatement as I think anyone who has ever lusted after a jar at SOMEONE ELSE’S house, can totally agree. I mean, remember this pic?

Wall of Nut Butter

Taken less than two months ago, all those jars but one* are GONE…plus two more I confiscated borrowed from the man-friend’s house! 😉 

*As surprising as this may sound, especially given our prior engagement, Cacao Bliss and I are not really meshing at the moment…but I do have plans to remedy that.

Yep, after all my fruitFULL yogurt bowls, stacked up sandwiches, and fig-scapades, I was left with ELEVEN near-empty jars! So what exactly did I do with all those vessels for breakfast deliciousness? Well, allow me to break it down for ya…

Cashew Butter Oats in a Jar (OIAJ)

MOIAJ: Mystery* Oats in a Jar
Topped with fresh pear and raspberries

*Not to be confused with this Mystery…I just forgot what I put in there! Although I’m pretty sure it’s not oats at all! 😉

Was anyone else completely addicted to The Pickup Artist on VH1 years ago?

Sunflower Seed Oats In a Jar (OIAJ)

CROIAJ: Coconut Raspberry Oats in a Jar
Topped with yogurt, chia seeds, raspberries, and coconut.

Coconut Raspberry Oats In a Jar

Proof that there were actual oats under all that melty yogurt! 😀

Coconut Peanut Butter Yogurt in a Jar (YIAJ)YIAJ: Yogurt in a Jar
Topped with berries, cherries, and this cracktastic coconut mix!

Peanut Butter Tofana in a Jar (TIAJ)PTPIAJ: Pumpkin Tofana Porridge in a Jar
With cocoa powder mixed in topped with banana, coconut chips, and cacao nibs

Coconut Butter Pie in a Jar (PIAJ)PIAJ: {Chobani Key Lime} Pie in a Jar
Bottomed with puffed millet and topped with Quest bar crumblies

Quest Cravings Crumblies

I’m sorry, can I just take a minute to tell you how disappointed that I am that Quest never actually launched these…I mean, the bar itself was a b!tch to try to eat, but it made the perfect topping for everything!

Almond Butter Waffle in a Jar (WIAJ)

WIAJ: {Almond Joy} Waffle in a Jar
Layered with coconut yogurt, almonds, and coconut chips

Peanut Butter Pumpkin Oats in a Jar (POIAJ)PBPOBIAJ: Peanut Butter Pumpkin Oat Bran in a Jar
Topped with healthy chocolate sauce and cacao nibs

Peanut Butter Cottage Cheese in a Jar (CCIAJ)KSIAJ: Kitchen Sink in a Jar
Seriously, I can’t even remember what all was in this bad boy under the persimmon goo, banana, and Meghan’s cranberry granola…all I know was that I didn’t want it to end!

And then there were the dark knights nights of brinner and early morning eats that found the opportunity for greatness in a jar, but alas escaped the papa papa-razzi! 😉

Nut Butter Jars

For the record, jars with edges should be banned from the world…or they should tiny little rubber spatula spoons…or a robot to just feed me the food inside the jar!

But wait a minute, what’s that guy doing back in the back?

Please, allow me to explain….I’ve always liked Biscoff/Speculoos Spread/Cookie Butter, but recently it’s gotten a bit sweet for my wimpy little taste buds. As one who seriously gets anxiety over throwing food away, I came up with a solution…

Peanut Butter Cookie Butter | www.kissmybroccoliblog.comBAM!!! I know, I know I’m STILL a genius! 😉

Peanut Butter Cookie Butter

By: Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: N/A

Keywords: food processor spread snack peanuts

Ingredients (1 cup)

  • 1/4 cup Cookie Butter (or Biscoff Spread)
  • 3/4 cup roasted salted peanuts
  • 1 Tablespoon melted coconut oil

Instructions

Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until creamy.

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Peanut Butter Cookie Butter via www.kissmybroccoliblog.com

The salted peanuts balance out the sweetness of the cookie butter perfectly!

Recipe for Drizzly Peanut Butter Cookie Butter from www.kissmybroccoliblog.com

And the coconut oil makes it good enough to bathe in drizzle on just about anything!

And this is just the START to all the nut butter plans I have…first cookie butter, then…the WORRRRRRLD! Muhahaha! Oh uh, sorry there. I guess I’ve still got a bit of the Halloween spirit in me! 😉

What would your dream nut butter flavor be?

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