Rob’s Morning Oat Jar

Autumnal apples and late season citrus offer mild sweetness and supreme juiciness while the granola at the bottom and bulk oats will replenish his energy stores (muscle glycogen) as the day unfolds before him. Why oats and granola? Why should anyone have to choose between creamy and crunchy? Why not both?

This simply can’t be called his breakfast jar as something like this only serves as a snack to tide him over till ‘proper breakfast’. As a tall and highly active male, the calorie and nutrient density of it is still a great option for his lunch box or to take to the gym. For most of us however, it can absolutely serve as a bountiful and nourishing breakfast.


  • ½ cup of rolled oats 
  • ½ cup granola (crunch and nuttiness)
  • ¼ cacao powder
  • 1 small chopped apple
  • 1 peeled mandarin
  • 1 tbsp nut butter (optional)


  1. Simply build the above ingredients into a clean jar for your convenience and ease of transport. 
  2. When the time comes for munching get a kettle boiling 300-350ml of water. Tip contents of jar into a ceramic bowl, mix together and pour hot water. 
  3. You can, of course, pour into the jar if there is sufficient room to mix and eat from there. Glass jars get hot to the touch however so do practice due caution.

The above serves 1 and includes the tbsp of nut butter
Each: 466cal 20gP 14gF 65gC

Hot tips:

Nut butters are a great option for getting an extra dose of calories and delivering creaminess. 

Bulk prep with dry ingredients and add the fruit as your day’s progress along the weeks.

Add a scoop of protein of powder, and an extra 30ml hot water for a more balanced meal.

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