Recipe: Homemade Oatmeal On The Go
I know instant oatmeal is so easy to do, but the steel-cut oats are just healthier. Sometimes with 'healthier' that time can be consuming. When you wake up in the morning on the run these less than five minutes pre-made steel oat muffins are key!
Just pop two (150 calories) or three (226 calories) into a bowl, microwave for a few minutes, and add your favorite toppings. The soft and chewy consistency is the same as if you cooked up a fresh batch, but in so much less time!
8 cups water
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
2 cups steel-cut oats
7 tablespoons pure maple syrup
2 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
Bring water and salt to a rolling boil. Pour in oats, stir, and reduce heat to simmer, cooking for 30 minutes.
Turn off heat and stir in the maple syrup and cinnamon. Allow to sit for 10 minutes.
Lightly grease 21 sections of two 12-cup muffin tins, and pour in the oatmeal.
Freeze flat for five hours. Remove pan from the freezer and allow to thaw for a few minutes. Using a butterknife, gently pop the oatmeal "muffins" out of the pan, seal in a freezer bag, and keep frozen.
When you're ready to eat, place two to three in a bowl and microwave for 2-3 minutes. Add your favorite toppings and enjoy!
Below is the nutritional info for one oatmeal "muffin":