easy oats for b'fast
Originally Posted by WorldsBestMom
Thanks for your responses ladies. Greatly appreciated. I almost forgot about oatmeal I agree it takes a bit longer in the mornings to prepare.
Keep the ideas coming ladies and ingredients too. I am sure a lot of ladies can have an idea of what they can prepare for their children in the morning.
For the past few weeks I've been working on refining our weekday breakfast routine. We have family members out the door before 7AM, and so one of my goals is to keep b'fast prep quick and simple! However, I also want to be thrifty and feed them something that will stick with them until mid-morning snack.
Best thing I've come up with so far is this: each evening, I put steel-cut oats and water (or rice milk) in our crock pot. It could run on low all night, but (trying to conserve $ and energy) I plug it into one of those fab outlet timers. It kicks on at midnight, and is set to turn off at 7:30. When we wake up in the dark winter morning, breakfast is ready & hot!
my formula for four eaters is:
3/4 cup of steel cut oats
a little over 2 cups of water
tiny pinch of sea salt
Some nights I add dried cranberries, or a couple of dried figs, or dried blueberries... you get the picture. In the morning people dress it up as they wish with maple syrup, etc.
I buy the oats bulk, and I estimate I'm spending about 25-40 cents per serving for a nutritious, warming, very easy breakfast!