Overnight steel cut oats are a great make-ahead breakfast idea for busy mornings. No Cooking required.
Breakfast isn’t my favorite meal of the day, but it is definitely the most important. When mornings get hectic, it can be easy to forget that first meal altogether. Or be tempted to grab something full of sugar and empty calories. My solution for a healthy and quick breakfast is usually a smoothie or overnight oats. If you haven’t tried my Overnight Steel Cut Oats, you’re missing out! They can be prepared whenever you have a spare moment, and then you can grab them from the fridge and eat them on the go!
- Steel cut oats: Rich in protein and higher in fiber than other oats, steel cut oats will keep you feeling fuller for longer.
- Yogurt: I like to use plain yogurt to cut down on sugar, but you could use vanilla or another flavor. Use Greek yogurt for even more protein.
- Milk: I use low-fat milk, but you could use any kind! Almond milk or oat milk would be great dairy-free alternatives.
- Flax seed meal: Flavorless, but a great nutrient additive. It’s especially rich in omega 3 fatty acids.
- Salt: Enhances and balances out the flavors.
- Cinnamon: Warm, semi-sweet flavor that pairs well with the oats and any fruit.
- Fruit: I love to use either a banana or apples for some natural sweetness, along with whatever berries I have in my fridge at the time.
- Peanut butter: Naturally sweet, creamy, and full of nutrients like protein, it’s the perfect finish to this breakfast.
How to Make Overnight Steel Cut Oats
Start your overnight steel cut oats by adding your oats and flax seed meal to a glass. I like to use mason jars as they have the screw top lid, but anything with a lid is best. If you don’t have cup with a lid, you can cover with plastic wrap.
Next add the plain yogurt.
Followed by your milk of choice.
Then sprinkle in the cinnamon and salt.
Put the lid on the jar, and give it a good shake. Then place in the fridge!
When ready to serve, simply take from the fridge and top with your favorite fresh fruit and some peanut butter. Enjoy your Overnight Steel Cut Oats!
Frequently Asked Questions:
Should I use rolled or steel cut oats for overnight oats?
You can use either for overnight oats! Steel cut oats will be a bit chewier in texture, and rolled oats will be more creamy.
How long to soak oats before eating raw?
Overnight, or 12 hours is a good base time to make sure they aren’t too dense or rough. Soaking them for at least 12 hours has also proven to reduce the phytic acid.
What are the benefits of overnight steel cut oats?
They are a great breakfast if you’re trying to lose weight, as anything high in protein and fiber will keep you feeling fuller for longer, and help you with an overall calorie deficit for the day without feeling hungry.
More Easy Breakfasts
- Chocolate Almond Butter Smoothie
- Zucchini Carrot Muffins
- Apple Peanut Butter Overnight Oats
- Pumpkin Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies
- Ham and Cheese Baked Egg Cups
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If you’re likely to skip breakfast and have been meaning to break that bad habit, then my overnight steel cut oats is the answer you’ve been looking for. You’ll thank me in the morning.
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Overnight Steel Cut Oats
- Combine oats, yogurt, milk, flax, salt and cinnamon in a glass jar or small bowl and stir well. Seal jar with lid or bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
- In the morning, stir in banana slices, peanut butter and berries to serve.