Recently I discovered steel cut oatmeal and really enjoy fixing it for breakfast each morning. The problem with this type of oatmeal is that it takes 20 minutes to cook and I don’t like to wait that long to eat my breakfast. I know 20 minutes is not that long but like to just eat and not really cook in the morning too. To solve this dilemma I cook a large batch each Sunday and eat some each day. I did decide I wanted to vary my breakfasts but still cook the oatmeal in batches. I don't know why but I do tend to eat only one thing for breakfast for a while then get tired of it and move to something else for a while and then come back to the first thing. I used my large ice cream scoop and put the scoops of oatmeal on a foil lined cookie sheet and popped then into the freezer. Each scoop is 1/2 cup and that is exactly how much I eat for breakfast, how handy for me.The frozen oatmeal lumps are put into a ziploc bag and back into the freezer. Since they were all frozen before bagging the lumps will not stick together and will be ready to be defrosted and heated when I want. Just a few minutes in the microwave and they are ready to eat.
I never thought I liked oatmeal because I thought it was just too mushy but the steel cut oatmeal is really chewy and quite tasty. I add some brown sugar to the heated oatmeal then slice a banana on top. I add a little milk and have a very satisfying breakfast.