Heat and Eat Oatmeal

You can’t get a good morning workout in on an empty stomach, but by the time you finish cooking a healthy breakfast…there’s no time to workout! Am I right?! I found a solution!oatmealpan

I am a huge advocate of weekly meal prep. It helps you stick to a healthy diet when moments of weakness might lead you to the convenience of processed sugar-filled foods. Oatmeal is a delicious healthy breakfast and the perfect fuel for an athlete. But healthy steel cut oats require 30 minutes of cooking! With this recipe you can make a big batch of oatmeal once a week and have a serving of it every morning.oatmealfreeze

All you have to do is prepare the oats, divide, and freeze for easy reheating later. I flavored my oats with  cinnamon, then topped them with chopped walnuts (because that’s what I had on hand). Other great ideas for toppings include: ground flaxseed, vanilla or almond extract, walnuts, grated coconut, chocolate chips, raisins, chopped dried apricots, walnuts, or whatever else your heart desires!ggoatmealcooking

Heat and Eat Oatmeal

Serves 6-7
Prep time 24 hours
Cook time 45 minutes
Total time 24 hours, 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 cups Steel Cut Oats
  • 6 cups Water
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Cinnamon
  • 1 cup Chopped Walnuts

Directions

Step 1
Cook the oats with the water and salt according to the package directions. Once the oatmeal is cooked, stir in the cinnamon.
Step 2
Coat the cups of a muffin tin with coconut oil (for easy removal of the frozen oats). Fill each cup in the muffin tin with about ⅓ cup of oatmeal. Sprinkle the toppings on. Push the toppings down into the oats slightly, so that when the oats freeze they will hold onto the toppings.
Step 3
Place the muffin tin in the refrigerator until completely cooled, then transfer to the freezer until completely frozen. Once the oats are completely frozen, transfer them to an air-tight freezer bag.
Step 4
To serve, place 2-3 pucks of oatmeal into a microwave safe bowl and heat on high until warm (stir occasionally). You can add a splash of milk to keep it moist as it reheats. Mix in fresh fruit for extra flavor!

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