03-15-2012 05:56 PM
This is probably a dumb question, but can you freeze cooked oatmeal? DD can't eat first thing in the morning so we decided instead of fighting with her we will make her a smoothie to drink while we take the drive into town those few mornings a week. And since we are short of time in the morning I thought about just freezing cubes of yogurt and oatmeal. Just not sure if oatmeal will freeze well or not.
03-16-2012 02:05 PM
a quick google (because I've never frozen oatmeal) says yes you can:
Set the cooked oatmeal aside to cool. Line the ice cube trays with the plastic cling wrap. Spoon the cooled oatmeal into the ice cube sections. Cover the trays with additional plastic cling wrap and place the trays in the freezer for two to four hours or until the oatmeal cubes are frozen solid.
Empty the solidly frozen oatmeal cubes from the trays and place them in a freezer-safe plastic bag.
03-17-2012 06:59 AM
Welcome back! Can't wait for your email, to hear how was the vacation. I hope J behaved himself in the airplane.
When I was making my own baby food for C, it was always with some cooked cereal in it, mostly oatmeal so I will say that yes, you can freeze it, I was doing it all the time.
03-19-2012 06:40 AM
I really should have google it, I have no idea why that never even crossed my mind, slightly embarassed but oh well, hahaha
But thanks for the tip for lining the tray, I had thought about just brushing with olive oil cause I was going to use my mini muffin tin, now not sure what I will do, find the ice cube trays first I guess, haha
03-20-2012 08:24 AM - edited 03-20-2012 08:26 AM
Same here. I make most of our baby food, and freeze it in ice cube trays. I don't need to line the ice cube tray (agree, sounds horribly finicky!). I just push the bottom and out pops an ice cube sized food portion. It helps to have the flexible ice cube trays. Easy to thaw too as they're so small.
Also for moonstar; oatmeal is very quick to cook; you can just pour boiling water over it, and it's ready in a few minutes. That's for whole quick cooking oats; probably 'minute' ones too, but we don't like those as much.