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This recipe for Basic Overnight Steel-Cut Oats takes just 60-seconds at night to give you a happy, hearty, and healthy breakfast in the morning. Add any toppings you like as long as you follow the basic ratio of 1 part oatmeal to 2 parts milk. | theeverykitchen.com

Basic Overnight Steel-Cut Oats

60-seconds at night = happy, hearty, and healthy breakfast in the morning. I like mine with berries, chia seeds, and chopped nuts. You can add whatever you like as long as you follow the basic ratio of 1 part oatmeal to 2 parts milk.

Course Breakfast
Prep Time 1 minute
Total Time 1 minute
Servings 1 bowl
Calories 395 kcal
Author Danielle Cushing

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup steel-cut oats*
  • 2/3 cup light soy milk** or skim milk
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds optional
  • Berries or chopped fruit optional
  • Dried fruit optional
  • Chopped nuts or nut butter optional

Instructions

  1. In a Tupperware container or jar, mix steel-cut oats with milk. Add chia seeds if desired and mix well. The chia seed will float to the top -- that's okay.
  2. Refrigerate overnight or at least 4 hours. In the morning, mix chia seeds in with a spoon. Top with fresh berries or fruit, dried fruit, chopped nuts, or nut butter, and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

*A word on oats. I used Trader Joe's Steel Cut Oats and they work really well. I have been told by a couple of people that Irish oats do not work in this recipe, but I have not tried it myself. 

**A word on milk. I've made this now with light soy milk and skim milk. The skim milk seems to be 100% absorbed by the oats, resulting in a thicker, drier oatmeal. The soy milk leaves the oats slightly more liquidy. If your family purchases cow's milk, but you like your oats with more liquid, just add an extra splash of milk before you eat this in the morning!

Nutrition information for oats + light soy milk + 1 cup berries + 1 tablespoon chia seeds + 1 tablespoon chopped nuts