Steel Cut Oatmeal overnight

If you’re a busy mom, or just a busy person in general (you don’t need to be a mom to be busy) you probably don’t want to be spending a lot of time cooking every night and preparing breakfasts and lunches for the next day.

That is why I am such a big fan of meal prepping!  I do pack my husband’s, mine and my son’s lunches every single night for the following day, however, this doesn’t always mean that I cook them fresh every single night.  I mean, I do end up cooking or baking something everyday but that’s just because I LOVE being in the kitchen, period.

But one of my most favorite things to always have in the fridge already made in advance is steel cut oatmeal to go.

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Oatmeal is so nutritious and topped with the right stuff, it’s just magic in your mouth.  Okay, maybe I’m exaggerating but it’s just lovely to me.  I could eat oatmeal for breakfast every single day.  I especially love steel cut oatmeal because it’s naturally more nutritious than rolled or quick oats because the oats are less processed.  The down side (I guess) is that they take longer to cook.  Womp, womp.

Here is a way that you can cut the time in more than half to cook the steel cut oatmeal AND have breakfast ready for the whole week.  You ready?  Here goes.

All you need to do is boil the steel cut oatmeal for about 3 minutes, then transfer the oats to mason jars, let them cool for about an hour, then place in your fridge overnight to allow the oats to finish soaking up the liquid.  Done!  You can store them in the fridge and have ready for the rest of the week.  I went ahead and put my toppings on before placing in the fridge and cooked my oats with almond milk.  I also added a bit of organic grade B maple syrup to the pot before I transferred into the mason mars (I used half pint size jars but the pint size could be used as well).  Below is the exact recipe and method that I used.

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HOW TO MAKE STEEL CUT OATMEAL OVERNIGHT FOR THE ENTIRE WEEK

I get my mason jars and lids on Amazon!

Makes 7 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 2/3 cups steel cut oatmeal
  • 4 cups almond milk (or you can use water)

 Optional mix-ins

  • Berries
  • Nuts
  • Chia or hemp seed
  • Maple syrup or honey
  • Cinnamon

Instructions:

  1. Bring the almond milk to a boil and add in the oats.  Simmer for about 3 minutes with the lid on the pot not fully on (allowing the steam to come out) then turn the heat down.
  2. If you’d like, add about 3 tbsp of maple syrup to the pot with the oatmeal before dividing the oatmeal evenly in the mason jars. Or skip the maple syrup if you like.   Let stand for about an hour (uncovered) allowing the oatmeal to cool.
  3. Once cool, put your caps on them and store in the fridge over night.  OR you can go ahead and place your toppings in the mason jars before storing in the fridge like I did.

Feel free to get creative and explore with the toppings.  And in the comments below, tell me, what do you think of steel cut oatmeal?  Do you like it better than rolled oats?  Don’t know where to find steel cut oatmeal or even what the difference is?  Hit me up and let me know.  I am happy to either explain or write a separate blog post on this.  To your health!

 

How to make steel cut oatmeal overnight for the entire week!
Recipe Type: Breakfast
Author: Brenda Sillas
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Serves: 7
HOW TO MAKE STEEL CUT OATMEAL OVERNIGHT FOR THE ENTIRE WEEK Makes 7 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 2/3 cups steel cut oatmeal
  • 4 cups almond milk (or you can use water)
  • Optional mix-ins
  • Berries
  • Nuts
  • Chia or hemp seed
  • Maple syrup or honey
  • Cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Bring the almond milk to a boil and add in the oats.  Simmer for about 3 minutes with the lid on the pot not fully on (allowing the steam to come out) then turn the heat down.
  2. If you’d like, add about 3 tbsp of maple syrup to the pot with the oatmeal before dividing the oatmeal evenly in the mason jars. Or skip the maple syrup if you like.   Let stand for about an hour (uncovered) allowing the oatmeal to cool.
  3. Once cool, put your caps on them and store in the fridge over night.  OR you can go ahead and place your toppings in the mason jars before storing in the fridge like I did.

I get my mason jars and lids on Amazon!

 

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