Hello! Today, I am so excited to share my morning breakfast hack for one of my all-time favorite breakfasts: Homemade Steel-cut oatmeal. Previously, I would wait until the mood (or hunger pain) struck— making my oatmeal from scratch that same morning. This was time-consuming (30 minutes on the stove pre-microwave pressure cooker and about 15 post-microwave pressure cooker). By the time my oatmeal was finished cooking, I was beyond STARVING.
At 31 weeks pregnant (and fully in nesting mode: meal prepping, organizing, cleaning and overall planning mode)— I decided a little bit of planning and effort ahead of time would REALLY pay off once those hunger pains struck in the morning (or any time day or night!)
A couple of years back, I purchased these AWESOME little frozen oatmeal “pucks” from Costco that were so quick and easy to prepare. I fell in love. They were individually wrapped and SO easy to make. Simply perfect. But, as many delightful items at Costco do, they disappeared…only to be found again at my local grocery store with half the quantity and double the price. Fast forward to last week, when my nesting self got the idea to try to make them at home. To my delight, I found them to be easy and inexpensive to make, AND such an easy meal to pop in the microwave on a busy (or lazy, or sleep-deprived!) morning.
For you working ladies, this is the PERFECT option to tote to the office if you tend to eat your breakfast there. All you’ll need is your bowl and spoon, your break room microwave, and any toppings you’d like to have!
What You’ll Need:
Once you’re ready to eat:
*Items with affiliate links are the ones that I personally used for the project. My Tupperware Microwave Pressure Cooker is so easy to use, and dishwasher safe (‘nuf said!). And, if you haven’t tried a Food Saver yet, I HIGHLY recommend one. It can be used for so many different things, it will pay for itself ten times over!