Breakfast/ Recipe

Overnight Steel Cut Oats

February 2, 2015 (Last Updated: May 30, 2019)

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I am a breakfast eater.  Everyday of the week.  We make time to savor breakfast on the weekends. On those days we usually make homemade pancakes or waffles.  Sometimes we will bake muffins, scones or biscuits.  

Weekdays…well that’s a whole other story.  It’s grab what you can and eat it quick.  Overnight Steel Cut Oats are perfect for weekdays.  It just requires a small amount of planning the night before.  In the morning, it’s ready!  

A bowlful of Overnight Steel Cut Oats topped with fresh raspberries.

Steel Cut Oats are hearty, delicious and good for you.  In my book, it doesn’t get better than that!

My favorite toppings are blueberries, raspberries, pecans, and a touch of brown sugar.  Then I drizzle just a bit of milk (or cream if I’m feeling really decadent!) over the top.  Mmmmm-mmmmm-mmmmm!  

Steel Cut Oats


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5 from 1 vote
Overnight Steel Cut Oats
Overnight Steel Cut Oats
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins

Steel Cut Oats you can make ahead of time. 

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: overnight steel cut oats, steel cut oats
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 154 kcal
Author: Kathy
  • 1 Cup steel cut oats
  • 3 Cups water
  1. In a sauce pan add all ingredients.
  2. Bring to a boil
  3. Turn off heat
  4. Put lid on top
  5. Let sit overnight
  6. In the morning, remove lid. Stir
  7. Turn heat on low and just warm oats. (individual servings can be warmed in a microwave too)
Nutrition Facts
Overnight Steel Cut Oats
Amount Per Serving
Calories 154 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Sodium 9mg0%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 4g17%
Protein 6g12%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Reply
    Carol Wriight
    August 6, 2016 at 10:09 am

    5 stars
    Thanks Kathy. Prepared this a couple of days ago and since I’m the only one eating it, had enough for 3 “easy” meals. I had always prepared steel cut oats in a small crock pot before but this is even better.

    • Reply
      August 7, 2016 at 5:51 am

      So glad it worked for you, Carol! I love things you can cook once and then eat for several days.

  • Reply
    November 14, 2015 at 9:57 pm

    Wow, this looks incredibly awesome. I could definitely do with it right now. I cn grab it right from the screen and gobble it up. lovely.

    • Reply
      November 15, 2015 at 6:32 am


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    Cindy Fanning
    February 5, 2015 at 2:27 am

    I love oatmeal and eat a lot of it. There is no excuse to not have breakfast with overnight oats 😀

    • Reply
      February 5, 2015 at 2:38 am

      You are right. If you make extras they make great left overs for a couple of days too!

  • Reply
    LL Farm
    February 3, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    Breakfast foods are great…we love to eat breakfast for supper sometimes! I eat a lot of oats for breakfast (out of the box), I have never had overnight oats. Thanks for sharing.

    • Reply
      February 4, 2015 at 1:26 am

      Thanks. The only difficulty with this is remembering to start it the night before!

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    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust
    February 3, 2015 at 2:45 am

    I love overnight oats! I’ve never tried the steel cut. I’ll have to try that!

    • Reply
      February 3, 2015 at 2:52 am

      Thanks! They are truly delicious! Hope you give them a try!

  • Reply
    February 3, 2015 at 2:01 am

    Such an easy recipe!

    • Reply
      February 3, 2015 at 2:39 am

      Thanks Suzi! I learned this from you when I was out visiting for the marathon….perfect fuel for the run!

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