This post has been updated since its original publication in 2015 for recipe, content and photographs.
For the best “overnight steel cut oatmeal” you can skip the “overnight part. This super-easy method will give you perfectly cooked steel cut oats (a.k.a. Irish oatmeal) with the perfect texture and consistency. It’s a stovetop oatmeal that doesn’t require the 20 to 30 minutes of stirring and simmering that’s normally mandatory and you can make it for easy breakfast meal prep all week long. My favorite part is the multitude of ways to dress the steel cut oats with any oatmeal flavors imaginable — I’ve got 6 oatmeal topping ideas in this post alone.