If you answered a jar of peanut butter, I don’t blame you. But it’s just a confusing coincidence that my soaked oats with pumpkin are the exact same color as peanut butter.
Why am I eating my pumpkiny oats out of a peanut butter jar?
Well, this jar isn’t just holding my breakfast, it’s contributing to it! The best thing to do with a jar of nut butter when it’s down to the scrapings (or almost scrapings) is to eat cereal out of it. As you eat, you get little randomly-sized smears of nut butter in the bites where your spoon encounters the surface of the jar.
I first tried this in college when I read about making oatmeal in a jar of nut butter scrapings (add oats, water/milk, and whatever else and microwave), but the jar gets really hot and it can get messy. Not that you shouldn’t try it, but I prefer soaked oats in my scrapings jars. This one has oats, pumpkin, banana, hemp milk (I like to vary my milks and “milks” (as in cows milk vs soy “milk”) for the variety of tastes and nutrients… hemp milk is an interesting taste that takes getting used to), water, cinnamon, nutmeg, and a little vanilla. And of course there’s peanut butter in there, it’s just camouflaged!
Topped with honey Greek yogurt and raisins.
But wait! What’s that lurking down below??
Someone’s tryna share.
Sorry… you already had your rather disgusting compressed cat salmon.
I’m hoping the rain is done for a while; today is an 8-mile run and I’d rather not get wet. I was thinking of running yesterday, but it was raining and both my legs and I were tired. Even though I wasn’t sore from Saturday’s long run/wedding, my legs were pretty tired on Monday’s run. Then on Tuesday I was the closing server and we were super busy, so I didn’t get home until after midnight… went to sleep just after 1, then got up at 7:30 to open the bakery. After my bakery shift it was pouring, and I hadn’t taken 2 rest days in a row for a while, so I thought I might as well go for it. I’m thinking I needed it since last night I proceeded to sleep from 10:30 to 9:00. So now both my legs and I should be well-rested and ready to go. And now it’s just lightly misting… perfect!