Apples in a Jar

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If you’ve been a part of the blogosphere for a while – either as a blogger or as a reader – you’ve no doubt heard of oats in a jar.

If you haven’t, you’ll be so glad you read this post, because now you have! Oats in a jar basically refers to a neat trick to make yourself the yummiest oats ever.

When your nut butter is nearly out (i.e. you have to scrape the sides of the jar to get any goodness), just pour your breakfast oats into the jar and eat straight from there. The heat from the oats will melt the remaining butter and mix it in with your oatmeal and – trust me – it tastes AMAZING.

Well, I wanted my usual apple and peanut butter snack, but it was cold out and I needed some warming up, so I sliced up my apple and sprinkled some cinnamon on and then popped it into the microwave.

Bingo! Baked apple slices. I then wanted some peanut butter but the apple slices were too hot and soft to dip. As my peanut butter was nearly donezo, I thought: cha-ching! And I dumped the whole load of apple slices into the jar.

Sure enough the peanut butter melted into the apples. For better pictures and ease of eating, I poured the concoction into a bowl and munched away.

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Please don’t tell me if someone else has already done this. I like feeling like I’m inventive ;).

If you haven’t done it then you must! My mid-afternoon fruit snack has never been so delicious!

Apples in a Jar


1 organic apple, washed and sliced
1 tsp cinnamon
1 nut butter jar, nearly empty!


1. Place apple slices on a plate, sprinkle with cinnamon.

2. Microwave for 2 minutes.

3. While hot, pour into the nut butter jar. Stir with a spoon and then eat from the jar or pour into a bowl and eat. Enjoy!

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  1. I don’t think I have ever seen this done! So you might be the first ; )

    Looks delicious! Love the idea of apples in a jar!

    Happy Thursday! ❤

  2. haha i have never put my microwaved apples in a nut butter jar – but i certainly love this combo! in fact just for dessert last night i chopped up a Pink Lady apple added cinnamon and microwaved. almond butter and raw oats on top makes it kinda resemble apple pie. yum!

  3. I call this a wonderful invention! Haven’t seen this done yet myself but you’ve definitely encouraged me to try this out myself 😀

    • Yay thanks Brittany! Just remember to let the apples cool a little so we don’t repeat the grand melting jar incident of 2011 haha!

  4. I’ve never seen or done this so I would definitely say you invented it 😉 And I am so glad you did because it looks phenomenal! Apple pie (actually, probably better than apple pie because it has peanut butter!) in five minutes – yum! 😀

  5. I haven’t seen it…so I’m calling you a genius! 🙂

  6. You know, I have NEVER tried the oats in a jar thing…I am crazy!! But I think it’s a brilliant idea! Along with the apples in a jar!! Apples and peanut butter are one of my fav combos! I have never seen this before, so I dub you the first person to do this! 🙂

  7. So good! I love baked apples. Can’t wait for an empty jar, so I’m just gonna spoon some AB on top 🙂

  8. Oh my goodness – I have to confess I have never tried apples and peanut butter together before!
    Looks seriously gorgeous so am off to try for afternoon snack. Thanks!

  9. oh man this looks like heaven! i’m doing a cleanse this week and i have been craving nut butter like a madwoman!

  10. What a genius idea! Looks absolutely delicious! 🙂

  11. This looks like a yummy recipe! 🙂

  12. Very creative, yummy idea!! Adding some nutmeg or apple pie spice would also be delicious!

  13. That’s actually a pretty good idea, especially with natural nut butters when there is that hard bit at the bottom that never quite mixes with the rest of the butter.


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