Overnight Steel Cut Oats

Steel Cut Oats are very different from your normal oatmeal. For starters, they look different. They are like the weird, funky cousin of the oatmeal you knew as a kid. But just like the weird, funky cousin…they are sooo much better then the regular cousin. They aren’t smooth or fast like old fashioned oats…but are crunchy, nutty and can be a pain to deal with in the morning. They are also one of my absolute favorite things to have for breakfast. So after ordering it for breakfast every time I see it on the menu, I decided that I would no longer avoid it just because of the normal 30 minute cooking time. And after a little internet browsing, I discovered that you can leave them soaking over night and then only have to cook them for 5 minutes in the morning! Which is awesome! A healthy, wholesome, delicious breakfast in under 5 minutes? Count me in!



















Overnight Steel Cut Oats

Recipe Note: This is the bare bones recipe. Add your favorite mix ins! My favorite is pecans, dates, and a pinch of nutmeg!


You will need:
1 cup steel cut oats
1 3/4 cups fat free milk
2 tablespoons brown sugar
4 ounces all-natural applesauce
1 teaspoon cinnamon
a pinch of salt


In a nonmetal bowl combine oats, brown sugar, applesauce, cinnamon and salt. Stir in milk; cover and chill for 8 to 24 hours.

To serve, transfer oatmeal mixture to a medium saucepan. Heat just to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes or until oatmeal is done, adding additional milk if desired and stirring occasionally.

Remove from heat. Add your favorite mix-ins. Spoon into 2 bowls. Serve with additional milk, if desired.

Adapted from: Good Life Eats