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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Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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!.

Notes

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

Nutrition

Calories: 178kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 162mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 15.6% | Vitamin C: 13.4% | Calcium: 4.1% | Iron: 10.2%