These Easy Freezer Prep Oatmeal Cups are the perfect recipe for a make-ahead breakfast. They’re easy to customize and a great way to use those summer peaches!
Allow me to introduce these easy freezer prep oatmeal cups to you. They’re a game-changer when your kiddos want oatmeal for the 100th morning in a row and you just don’t feel like getting out all the ingredients. Just pull a couple of these out of the freezer, add a splash of milk and pop them in the microwave! So easy.
Not only are these oatmeal cups super easy, they’re also easy to customize. I use peanut butter or almond butter in mine but any nut or seed butter would be great. It’s a great way to use up those summer peaches, but you could easily sub another fruit. Use dairy or non-dairy milk, cook the oatmeal however you want to, add your favorite mix-ins….you get the idea.
The good thing about this recipe is that the method is more important than the recipe itself. You can simply take your favorite oatmeal recipe, however, you prefer to make it and then freeze and heat as directed below. But, just in case you don’t already have a favorite oatmeal recipe, I’ve included my go-to recipe below!
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Freezer Prep Oatmeal Cups
Here’s how you make it:
Freezer Oatmeal Cups
These Freezer PrepOatmeal Cups are the perfect recipe for a make-ahead breakfast. They’re easy to customize and a great way to use those summer peaches!
3 cups milk*
2 cups rolled oats (not instant)
2 cups diced peaches (or fruit of choice)
1/2 cup nut butter
cinnamon to taste
optional mixed ins (hemp seeds, chopped nuts, etc)
For serving: toppings of choice- additional milk, fruit, nut butter
- In a pot on the stove, bring the milk to a boil.
- Watch it carefully! Just as it starts to boil, add the oats and peaches and stir well.
- Reduce heat to a simmer for 6 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Remove from heat, stir in nut butter and any other mix-ins you’re using, cover the pot and let sit for 6-8 minutes.
- Spoon into muffin tins. I fill mine fairly full and usually fill 10-12 cups of the muffin tin.
- Freeze completely, then remove from tin and store in a freezer-safe bag or storage container.
- When ready to eat, place 2 freezer oatmeal cups in a bowl and add a splash of milk.
- Microwave 2 minutes, smash and mix well with a spoon and microwave an additional 30 seconds.
- Top as desired and serve!
*You can use water or half milk/half water if desired
It’s so convenient to have these on hand. Young kids can easily pull a few out and heat themselves breakfast!
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