Friday, March 09, 2012

How To: Frozen Oatmeal at Home

DIY Frozen Oatmeal * .12 cents a serving!

Our mornings have been pretty rushed lately….so in an effort to make our mornings go a little smoother and our bellies happy with good food - I decided to make our own version of frozen oatmeal.

We have tried various brands of frozen oatmeal and they are pretty good, quick to make and pretty pricy.  I figured I would give a DIY version a whack and see how it tasted…..WOW - it is good and so inexpensive to make.  I figure 12 quick breakfasts cost us $1.50.  That is about .12 cents a serving.  Eddie loves them and it is just enough food to get him going.  We have been considering 1 frozen disk a serving - of course you could use two disks for a bigger bowl.
image We used Old Fashion Rolled Oats from Fresh and Easy .  Next time I am going to make steel cut oatmeal.  We cooked as per the package instructions.
To make 12 small servings:
3 cups dried Rolled Oats
5.5 Cups of Water
1 Teaspoon of Salt

Cook via Package Instructions for the brand you choose.

Place silicone muffin cups on a cookie sheet or cutting board.  Fill the cups 1/2 way full with cooked oatmeal.

 You can add some mix-in prior to freezing.

Mix-ins For Freezing:
Brown Sugar
Dried Fruits
Mini Chocolate Chips

 We added a spoonful of brown sugar.

image  Top off the cups, cover with cling wrap and place in freezer until the cups are frozen solid.image Pop the frozen oatmeal from the cups and place in a zip-top baggie for storage.image 

Place a frozen oatmeal disk in a microwave safe bowl.  Microwave for 2 minutes.  Remove and stir.  Microwave for an additional 30 seconds.  Top with milk, fruit, etc. and ENJOY!image

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