The other day as I was preparing oatmeal for few days like I usually do, I was thinking how it would be nice to have oatmeal in some kind of “easy to grab” form so that I can take it to go if I needed to. I also liked the idea of being able to grab it and snack on it without using a spoon. So I decided to try something new, and it worked out nicely!
I tried many different types of oats, but I like to use Bob’s Red Mill steel cut oats the most because when cooked, this oatmeal has a great texture. This particular oatmeal is a great source of protein and fiber and doesn’t not contain anything else but whole grain oats! The prepackaged sugary kind, is bad news in every respect. It is so easy to cook your own and add some honey for sweetness, nuts and fruits.
Cook the oatmeal as per instructions (water to oatmeal ratio is 3 to 1) and add 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon to the boiling water. I do not use any salt, I like my oatmeal to have a rather neutral taste so that I can doctor it up any way I like.
While oatmeal is cooking , take out a muffin tin and line it with the muffin liners. Mine are silicon but you can also use the foil ones. The paper muffins liners I would stay away from since they may get soaked and paper will be hard to take off. Since you won’t be baking this, it is okay if you don’t grease the cups.
Once the oatmeal is cooked, pour it in the prepared muffin tin. You can go almost to the top. Each cup will be about 1/4 cup of oatmeal. Once you do that, place couple walnuts in the middle or almonds and pour some raw honey on top. Let it cool completely and then cover and refrigerate. Oatmeal will be fresh for the next 3-4 days.
When you serve oatmeal you can either warm it up or have it cold with your favorite fruit and dash of cinnamon. I love adding raspberries for extra fiber!