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Overnight Steel Cut Oats

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It is so easy to make overnight steel cut oats. With just 10 minutes of prep at night, you will have these three ingredients overnight oats ready to enjoy by morning. 

Overnight Steel Cut Oats

Oatmeal is such a hearty and healthy breakfast that is the perfect way to start your day. But if you are like me, you don’t have time in the morning to boil water and cook oatmeal for 20 minutes. Thankfully this overnight steel cut oats recipe is just what you are looking for. They are chewy, full of flavor, and ready to grab and go in the morning for a quick hearty breakfast that you and the family will love. Prepare this in multiple containers at once so the whole family can enjoy it when they are ready in the morning. Pair this with a cup of crockpot hot chocolate for the perfect meal. 

Overnight Steel Cut Oats

Do overnight oats need to be cooked?

No! Overnight steel cut oats do not need to be cooked. The secret is soaking the oats in a liquid (we use almond milk) overnight (or at least 10 hours) which then allows you to eat them raw. 

Overnight Steel Cut Oats

Ingredients

1 cup steel cut oats

2 cups almond milk (or milk of choice)

4 teaspoons agave syrup (or sweetener of choice)

1 tablespoon chia seeds

Optional Ingredients (for serving)

Blackberries, coconut flakes, chia seeds

How to Make Overnight Steel Cut Oats

1. Pour all ingredients into a large mixing bowl and combine.

2. Use a lid, foil, or plastic wrap to cover the mixing bowl.

3. Store the mixture in the refrigerator overnight or for at least 10 hours.

4. In the morning, pour the oat mixture into a bowl and sprinkle with toppings of choice. 

Overnight Steel Cut Oats

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • You can use any container that you prefer. Mason jars work great or even plastic Tupperware containers can be used.
  • Be sure to cover your oats after you prep them. 
  • I use almond milk, but you can use any variety of milk that you prefer. 
  • Be sure to stir the oats really well after adding all the ingredients. This helps the liquid get absorbed with all the steel cut oats. If you have time, you can even stir them again after a few hours. (This is not a necessary step; it just allows more liquid absorption.)
  • You will want to enjoy these cold with your favorite toppings like chia seeds, berries, coconut flakes, or sliced nuts. You can even add more milk if you prefer. 
Overnight Steel Cut Oats

Storage

Be sure to store these in the fridge, covered. These will last up to 7 days in the fridge making them perfect for meal prep at the beginning of the week. 

Overnight Steel Cut Oats

Are overnight steel cut oats healthier?

Yes, these are healthier for you. Since the steel cut oats are not boiled they retain a lot of the nutrients that are typically lost in the boiling process. 

Overnight Steel Cut Oats

Can I use a different variety of oats?

Yes, you can use many varieties of oats to make overnight oats. Steel cut oats have more of a bite and are chewier, whereas other types of oats are more creamy. Choose the type that you prefer.

Overnight Steel Cut Oats
Overnight Steel Cut Oats

Overnight Steel Cut Oats

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

It is so easy to make overnight steel cut oats. With just 10 minutes of prep at night you will have these three ingredients overnight oats ready to enjoy by morning.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 2 cups almond milk (or milk of choice)
  • 4 teaspoons agave syrup (or sweetener of choice) 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • Optional Ingredients (for serving)
  • Blackberries, coconut flakes, chia seeds

Instructions

    1. Pour all ingredients into a large mixing bowl and combine.

    2. Use a lid, foil, or plastic wrap to cover the mixing bowl.

    3. Store mixture in the refrigerator overnight or for at least 10 hours.

    4. In the morning, pour oat mixture into a bowl and sprinkle with toppings of choice.

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