overnight steel cut oats - 5 ways

Hearty Overnight Steel Cut Oats

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: oatmeal
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours
Servings: 5
Calories: 178kcal
Make a weeks worth of healthy, filling breakfasts in 5 minutes on a Sunday night.
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  • 1 cup steel cut oatmeal
  • 4 1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds optional

For vanilla pear almond

  • 1/2 diced fresh pear
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla
  • dash of cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon of toasted almonds

For apple walnut spice

  • 1/4-1/2 sliced or diced apple
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • dash of apple pie spice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped toasted walnuts

For orange cranberry nut

  • 1 tablespoon orange juice stirred into the oatmeal
  • 1/2 1/2 orange supremed, cut into segments
  • 1 tablespoon dried cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon of toasted almonds
  • orange zest for garnish

For banana maple pecan

  • 1/4 cup mashed banana swirled into the oatmeal
  • 5-6 banana slices to top the oatmeal
  • dash of cinnamon
  • dash of nutmeg
  • toasted pecans
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup

For peanut butter and jelly

  • 1-2 tablespoons peanut butter swirled into the oatmeal
  • 1-2 teaspoons jelly swirled into the oatmeal
  • 1 tablespoon toasted peanuts


  • Add oats, water and salt to a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce to medium low and cook for 5 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and whisk in the chia seeds so they are mixed evenly throughout. Place the lid on the pan and set aside for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  • Transfer the oatmeal to a tupperware container to store throughout the week. When you're ready for a bowl of oatmeal, spoon into a microwave safe bowl and nuke for 1-1 1/2 minutes until hot. Dress your oats with any of the combinations mentioned above or as you like it!.


Nutrition is given only for prepared oatmeal, not individual topping ideas.


Calories: 178kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 162mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 780IU | Vitamin C: 11.1mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1.8mg