Thursday, February 14, 2013

Oatmeal….Big Batch Cooking

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. IMG_1171  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.IMG_1172The 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.


1 comment:

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE steel cut oats, but like you, I don't like cooking in the morning ... by the time I'm awake enough to cook, it's almost time for lunch. ha! I'm definitely going to make a big batch of oats tomorrow! Thanks for sharing.


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