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!
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.
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!
Heat and Eat Oatmeal
||24 hours, 45 minutes|
- 4 cups Steel Cut Oats
- 6 cups Water
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 1 tablespoon Cinnamon
- 1 cup Chopped Walnuts
|Cook the oats with the water and salt according to the package directions. Once the oatmeal is cooked, stir in the cinnamon. |
|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. |
|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. |
|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! |