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frozen single serving portion of pumpkin steel cut oats

Frozen (Single Serving) Pumpkin Steel Cut Oatmeal

  • Author: Chef Julie Harrington, RD
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6
  • Category: Breakfast


Don’t have time in the morning to prepare hearty steel cut oatmeal for breakfast? With a little meal prep will help solve that morning rush and nourish your body with a wholesome breakfast with these Frozen (Single Serving) Pumpkin Steel Cut Oatmeal.


  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 3 cups water
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 1½ cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice extract (can sub vanilla extract)
  • ½ cup walnuts, chopped


  1. In a pot, bring water to a boil. Add salt and steel cut oats. Reduce heat to a low simmer. Cover and cook 15. Stir once or twice during cooking time.
  2. Remove oats from heat. Stir in mashed banana, pumpkin, chia seeds, flaxseed, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, and pumpkin pie extract.
  3. Spray a large muffin pan with cooking spray. Fill 6 muffin cups with the steel cut oats. Sprinkle chopped walnuts on each.
  4. Freeze steel cut oats in muffin tins until solid. Remove from muffin pan and store in a ziplock bag.
  5. To enjoy warm, simple add a few drops of water and reheat in the microwave for 1 minute and 30 seconds – 2 minutes.

Keywords: breakfast, oatmeal, steel cut oats

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