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Overnight Steel Cut Oats Recipe – Easy Overnight Oatmeal

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This overnight steel cut oats recipe is a mother’s dream! Take a few minutes in the evening to prepare a pot of overnight oatmeal, and you’ll wake up to a healthy breakfast that keeps your kids satisfied until lunch!

Overnight Steel Cut Oats Recipe - Easy Overnight Oatmeal

My daughter recently begged, “Can we please have hot breakfasts once per week?” This one hot breakfast request per week seemed reasonable, and it was one of those moments, like when my eight year old daughter asked that I write her notes in her lunchbox, that I realized that I really could step up my mothering game!

I know that cold cereal just doesn’t keep kids full for very long and I also know that I could probably get some more fruit into my kids with a hot breakfast plan. So, I agreed. And the thanks I get from all my kids made me wonder why I hadn’t done this sooner!  (It has been so worth it!)

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Steel Cut Oats

I’ve been on the look out for easy, healthy recipes for my family to eat hot in the morning. Here is one that I love, and it’s hardly even a recipe.

Why steel cut oats?

Well, they are lower on the glycemic index than regular oats so they keep you full longer. It warms you up and sticks to your bones.

Steel Cut Oats

Overnight Steel Cut Oats Recipe

Overnight steel cut oats recipe

This overnight steel cut oats recipe is a mother's dream! Take a few minutes in the evening to prepare a pot of overnight oatmeal, and you'll wake up to a healthy breakfast that keeps your kids satisfied until lunch!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword breakfast, oatmeal
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 hours
Total Time 10 hours 5 minutes
Servings 1 Cup
Calories 170 kcal

Ingredients

  • 6 cups of water
  • 1 1/2 cups steel cut oats  Steel cut oats also come in a gluten-free variety, if that's an issue for your family!
  • pinch of salt
  • favorite toppings - brown sugar raisins, fresh fruit, walnuts etc.

Instructions

  1. The night before you want to eat, bring 6 cups of water to a roaring boil in a pot on the stove.
  2. Add 1 1/2 cups steel cut oats and a pinch of salt.
  3. Boil for one minute, stirring a couple of times and watching to make sure that the mixture doesn't boil over onto your stove top.
  4. Place the cover on the pot and remove from the heating element.
  5. Keep covered for 8-12 hours.
  6. Wake up in the morning and reheat the steel cut oats.
  7. Top with your favorite topping combinations.

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Overnight Steel Cut Oats Recipe - Easy Overnight Oatmeal

Here are some of my favorite overnight oatmeal toppings:

 

Banana Bread Oatmeal

  • sprinkle of brown sugar
  • few slices of banana
  • few sliced pecans or walnuts
  • sprinkle of cinnamon sugar

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

  • few slices of apple
  • sliced pecans
  • sprinkle of cinnamon sugar
  • a drizzle of maple syrup

Traditional Pantry Cleaning Oatmeal

  • few sliced almonds
  • a handful of Craisins or Raisins
  • a sprinkle of brown sugar

Steel Cut Oats

ENJOY! 

ABOUT THE AUTHORS – Kristen and Camille are the delicious duo from Culinary Mamas. One of their goals is to help families cook up wholesome, healthy dinners that kids actually eat. The Culinary Mamas were contributors to Somewhat Simple in 2014.

This overnight steel cut oats recipe is a mother's dream! Take a few minutes in the evening to prepare a pot of overnight oatmeal, and you'll wake up to a healthy breakfast that keeps your kids satisfied until lunch! 

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