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.