Make A Week’s Worth Of Steel-Cut Oats In 5 Minutes

Make A Week’s Worth Of Steel-Cut Oats In 5 Minutes

Unless you’re the world’s biggest early bird, steel-cut oats can be a difficult breakfast to enjoy in the morning. If you prepare it from scratch, it can take up to 45 minutes. But this quick and easy overnight method means you can enjoy healthy steel-cut oats for the whole week with just five minutes of prep.

Faith Durand of The Kitchn shares her discovery:

Basically, you combine oats and water, bring them to a boil, then cover, and turn off the heat. Leave overnight and in the morning simply warm them up. They will be perfectly cooked — tender, chewy and creamy.

Do this at the beginning of each week, and divide a big batch between jars — that way, you’ve taken care of a week’s worth of breakfast. They taste great chilled, so you can eat them as-is in the morning with a splash of milk and your desired toppings, or warm them to your desired temperature. You can even bring jars to work and pop them in the microwave. Get the recipe below.

How to Make Oatmeal in Jars: One Week of Breakfast in 5 Minutes [The Kitchn]


  • or alternatively, you can just harden the f up and have them raw in water. still quite tasty and refreshing.

    • no no, steel cut oats are paleo! It’s what the cavemen microwaved for breakfast in their apartment before having a shower and catching the train to work.

  • The bit that’s quoted is just a summary of what to do. If you follow the link the actual recipe calls for letting it cool for an hour or so after boil and then covering it and throwing it in the fridge until you need it.

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