Ingredients

4 cups water
1 cup steel-cut oats
toppings such as fruit, nuts, jam, honey and cream

Hot Overnight Steel-Cut Oatmeal

The beginning of fall often means a return to busyness. As warm days fade and turn crisp, we return to school, return from vacations, and return to the chores and to-do lists that didn’t seem as important in the summer season. During this time of life, when the mornings are also getting cold, I love to begin making my favorite fall and winter breakfast, Hot Overnight Steel-Cut Oatmeal.

I was never much of an oatmeal girl growing up. My experience was limited to old-fashioned rolled oats and as someone with a dislike of many food textures, I was not keen on eating them. It wasn’t until college that I remember trying steel-cut oatmeal for the first time. It was at Jamba Juice and they were selling slow-cooker steel-cut oatmeal. I chose brown sugar and cinnamon apples as my toppings and bit into a creamy, not-at-all slimy bite of warm oatmeal and was forever hooked.

Steel-cut oats, although delicious, take a much longer time to cook then their rolled counterparts. They can take up to 45 minutes on the stovetop and no one has time for that on a weekday morning. Luckily, I have a shortcut for you! This recipe is for cooking steel-cut oats overnight (without a slow-cooker), and will yield a large batch that reheats beautifully in the microwave all week long. Read below for the recipe!

Overnight Steel-Cut Oatmeal | Oh She Swooned

Overnight Steel-Cut Oatmeal | Oh She Swooned

Overnight Steel-Cut Oatmeal | Oh She Swooned

Overnight Steel-Cut Oatmeal | Oh She Swooned

Overnight Steel-Cut Oatmeal | Oh She Swooned

Ingredients

4 cups water
1 cup steel-cut oats
toppings such as fruit, nuts, jam, honey and cream

Recipe

  1. In a large pot bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Once boiling, add steel-cut oats and cook at a gentle boil for 5 minutes. After a minute or so the heat may need to be turned down to keep the oats from boiling over.
  2. After 5 minutes of cooking turn off the heat and cover the pot. Let sit for 8 hours or overnight on the stovetop.
  3. In the morning or after 8 hours, stir oats to distribute any remaining water and store in the fridge.
  4. To serve, heat oats in the microwave and top with nuts, fruit, jam, butter, syrup or honey.
  5. Enjoy!

*cooked oats will keep in the fridge for up to a week

Overnight Steel-Cut Oatmeal | Oh She Swooned

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