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Friday, 9 December 2011

Breakfast Overnight - Steel Cut Oats

I have never really been a 'morning person' or a fan of breakfast for that matter and would rather sleep in for 10 extra minutes than make eggs, or toast, etc.  However, this has recently changed since I discovered steel cut oats and an extremely easy way to make them.  Now, when I wake up my breakfast is actually waiting for me!  Steel cut oats have great texture, unlike quick cooking oatmeal, however with that require quite a bit of time to soften.  In this recipe, adding the oats to hot water and letting sit overnight, allows the oats to slowly absorb the water and soften, where only heating is required in the AM! 

drizzle veg. oil
1/4 cup Steel Cut Oats
1 cup hot/boiling water
1 cinnamon stick

1/4 cup milk
1 tbsp maple syrup
blueberries or any fresh fruit

Before bed:  In a saucepan with a lid, heat a drizzle of oil, and add the oats.  Toast the oats over the heat for about 1-2 minutes.  Add cinnamon stick and water and bring to a boil.  Then turn off the burner and cover with lid.  Let this sit on your stove covered overnight.

Sleep zzz

Morning:  Add milk to the oats, and heat on medium til warm. Pour into bowl and drizzle with 1 tbsp of maple syrup and blueberries or fresh fruit.


  1. Like your blog name!! :-)

  2. Mama's world - thanks for the comment - think your recipes look great...lots of flavourful combos!

  3. Great pics and site. :) I love how this makes steel cut oats so simple in the morning.