Remember a while back when I was talking about making steel cut oats? A friend had called and was telling me about seeing oatmeal “pucks” at a store . . Trader Joe’s I think she said. She bought some and was telling me how nice it is to open one . . a pre-cooked little disk of steel cut oats, pop them in the microwave and have fresh oatmeal. I said to myself . . I can do that!
I set about to cook massive amounts of steel cut oatmeal. To some I added cinnamon and cooked apples. I put the cooked oatmeal into muffin tins.
Once it was frozen, I dumped them, wrapped the little single serving shapes in plastic wrap.
Then I put those in a zipper freezer bag.
One morning last week when Speck had to be at the vet early, and the morning was a bit rushed, I grabbed myself a frozen oatmeal.
Using the same plastic wrap that the oatmeal was wrapped in, I covered a bowl containing the frozen oatmeal and microwaved it. There! I knew some day I’d find a use for the microwave!
A few blueberries, sliced strawberries, a little honey and some milk were added and I had a nice, healthy breakfast .. along with a not so healthy Dr. Pepper. Yum!
That is so easy!
- Cook the oatmeal
- Place serving sizes in muffin pans (sprayed with cooking spray if desired)
- Dump from the muffin pan once they’re frozen solid
- Either wrap in individual plastic wrap or toss them into a freezer bag “naked”.
- When you want one to eat, take it out, microwave it. Add whatever toppings you like.