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Two glass bowls of overnight steel cut oats. One it topped with blueberries and the other is topped with banana, maple and chia seeds.
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Overnight Steel Cut Oats

The best method for making overnight steel cut oats that actually get soft and creamy. They're such an easy, healthy breakfast to prep and delicious served with fresh fruit as a topping.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time1 minute
Soak Time8 hours
Total Time8 hours 6 minutes
Course: Breakast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: overnight steel cut oats
Servings: 2


  • ½ cup steel cut oats
  • 2 cups water
  • pinch of sea salt
  • toppings of choice - cinnamon, banana berries, hemp seeds, chia seeds, maple syrup, etc.


  • Place oats, water and salt into a saucepan and bring to a boil, watching carefully so the water doesn’t boil over. Turn down heat quickly and allow the oats to simmer for 1 minute. Remove from heat and let cool.
    Pot with steel cut oats and water.
  • Transfer to a container with a lid, cover and place in the fridge overnight.
    Glass food storage container with creamy steel cut oats.
  • The next morning, portion the oatmeal into jars. The recipe should make 2 servings.
  • Add toppings of choice and enjoy cold. I love banana slices, berries, chopped nuts, chia seeds and nut butter for toppings.


Serving: 1/2 of recipe without toppings | Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 83mg | Fiber: 3g