This recipe is truly a masterpiece. If you know you are going to be short on time tomorrow morning but you don’t want to sacrifice your health by grabbing some fast food along the way, this is the perfect thing for you. Each delectable bite of these little oatmeal goodies will let you know that you made the right call.
- 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- 3 ½ cups water
- Pinch of salt
- Honey, brown sugar or other sweetener, to taste (optional)
- ½ cup berries (or any other fruit of your choosing)
- ½ cup almonds, roughly chopped
- 2 tbsp shelled pumpkin seeds
- Lightly grease a standard muffin pan and set aside.
- Combine the oats, water and salt in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Cook, stirring frequently, until soft and ready to eat, 3 to 5 minutes. Mix in sweetener of choice, if using. Divide the oatmeal evenly into the cups of the muffin pan. Top with the berries, almonds and pumpkin seeds, pressing lightly to make sure they are embedded in the oatmeal.
- Place the muffin pan in the freezer until oatmeal is fully frozen, at least 3 hours. Remove and allow thawing, until the oatmeal can be popped out of the pan with a spatula or a thin butter knife. (You can dip the bottom of the pan in warm water to speed the process.) Wrap the oatmeal in freezer-safe packaging and freeze.
- To eat, remove the desired number of oatmeal bites and warm in the microwave for 1 to 2 minutes.
Tips to Remember
- Steel cut oats can be used in place of rolled oats. Adjust the amount of water and cooking time according to package directions.
- Any combination of nuts, fruit or seeds can be used on top of the oatmeal.