Overnight steel cut oats are a hearty breakfast that is started the night before and ready to eat in the morning. Top with your favorite fruit, nuts or other toppings to make this breakfast your own.
Weekdays,well that's another story. It's grab what you can and eat it quick. Overnight Steel Cut Oats are perfect for weekdays. This hearty oat recipe just requires a small amount of planning the night before. In the morning, it's ready!
What are steel cut oats?
Steel cut oats are also called Irish or Scottish Oats. The whole oat groat is chopped into coarse pieces, rather than rolled like in old fashioned oats. Steel cut oats are high in protein, fiber, iron and other minerals. This grain is also gluten free making it a good choice for those with a gluten intolerance.
How to make overnight oats
Measure 1 part oats to 3 parts water into a pot. Cover and bring to a boil. Turn off heat and stir. Allow oats to sit at room temperature overnight with lid on pot. In the morning, stir oats and reheat over low heat or place in a bowl and reheat in the microwave. If you keep a 1:3 ratio of oats to water, you can make any size batch you need.
How long do they last?
Place any leftover oats in a bowl and cover. Store in the refrigerator for up to one week.
Toppings for a bowl of steel cut oats
You can add any of your favorite oatmeal toppings to a bowl of steel cut oats. You can also eat them plain with just a splash of milk. Some of my favorites include:
- Brown sugar
- Maple syrup
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Source: Bob's Red Mill
Overnight Steel Cut Oats
- 1 Cup steel cut oats
- 3 Cups water
- In a sauce pan add all ingredients.
- Bring to a boil
- Turn off heat
- Put lid on top
- Let sit overnight
- In the morning, remove lid. Stir
- Turn heat on low and just warm oats. (individual servings can be warmed in a microwave too)
This recipe was originally posted in February 2015. The post and pictures have been updated.