Product Review: Trader Joe’s Steelcut Oatmeal Frozen

20100609-traderjoes-box Ok a few weeks I discovered Trader Joe’s Grocery store which is amazing in my humble opinion, and on one of my trips I noticed they sold Steel cut Oatmeal in the freezer section. Being new to the steel cut oats trend I was not sure how to cook them, however I had heard they can take a really long time so the convenience of a freezer version sounded appealing to me. Anyone who knows me, understands that I am not a morning person and with water aerobics throughout the week I am always running out the door shortly after I wake and do not have time for a fancy breakfast.

When I first opened the package and saw the oatmeal I have to be completely honest with you, I was so worried. The oatmeal I purchased was the maple and brown sugar variety and comes with two individual servings for $1.63. When you open the box inside you will find for lack of a better term two tan colored hockey pucks, they did not look very appetizing and I began to worry. The big lumps of oatmeal were like hard rocks and they were sealed in vacuumed sealed plastic.

How to Cook them:

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To cook these you need to remove them from their plastic and put inside a microwave safe bowl.

1781534_10202175814051078_2073552830_o Cook them for 2 minutes on high and then when you take them out of the microwave they will still be half frozen as shown above, simply take a spoon and stir what has thawed out. And then using your spoon break it up into smaller chunks and place back into the microwave to cook for another minute and half.

1782537_10202175814131080_1599073344_o At this point it looks just like normal oatmeal your Momma would of made you with the thick and creamy consistency you are use to seeing. Once your oats have cooked for that minute and half it says to let the oats stay in the microwave for another minute and then you can take out and eat them.

Now if you are looking for a really sweet version of oatmeal like the Quaker Oatmeal Maple and Brown sugar you will be disappointed.  This is a much more hearty bowl of oatmeal with just a touch of sweetness so it may not appeal to everyone, but this is a much healthier version. The good thing with oatmeal is you can add so much to flavor it such as add a little bit more cinnamon or nutmeg, or maple syrup or sugar to taste to your liking. Personally I do prefer a sweeter version of oatmeal but trying to eat healthier I added some cinnamon and truvia sweetener so I was not adding calories to this hearty and tasty oatmeal.

Even though this oatmeal did not look appetizing at all coming in a large hockey puck, I have to admit I was pleasantly surprised they were delicious. And at $.60 a bowl they were very reasonably priced and an item will defiantly be purchasing again in the future. Below I am going to be adding the nutritional value of each serving of oatmeal so you are completely informed before making your purchase, but at 150 calories and $.60 per bowl I think you are getting a great bargain with this yummy oatmeal.

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