Overnight Steel Cut Oats


I know there a million recipes for overnight oats out there.  I’ve seen them.  I’ve pinned them.  I never made them….until recently.

My husband is an avid oatmeal eater but he has little patience for following directions.  His preferred method is to pour some (not a specific amount) quick cook rolled oats in a bowl, add a little (whatever he eyeballs) water, and microwave.

In the spirit of eating healthier, I introduced him to steel cut oats.  Not that rolled oats are bad for you, they’re actually pretty good for you, but steel cut oats have a lower glycemic index.

I buy the quick cook steel cut oats but they still take 6 minutes to make on the stove.  The thought of that on top of measuring the oats and water is simply too much for the hubs to commit too haha!  The directions indicate you can microwave them but 1. I’m a fan of little to no microwave use and 2. I have found that these make a huge mess in the microwave and don’t turn out great.

If I was a morning person and got up as early as he did I would be a good wife and make them for him every day.  But, I need my beauty sleep!  Enter overnight oats.  I thought I’d give them a whirl and see what he thought.  I adapted a recipe I found that he is a huge fan of.

They are meant to be served cold but I suppose you could heat them.  I gave him the option and he loves them cold so we’ve never tried heating them.  The result is a delicious oatmeal parfait!  Bonus – my step daughter likes them too!

overnight steel cut oats

Steel Cut Overnight Oats Recipe

Prep time: 15 min // Total time: 15 min

Servings: 4

What you’ll need:

2 Cups Almond or Coconut Milk

1 Cup Quick Cook Steel Cut Oats

8 oz Greek Yogurt

4 Bananas peeled and sliced

4 Handfuls of Blueberries (fresh or frozen) and/or berries of your choice

4 TBS Chia Seeds

4 TBS Hemp Seeds

2 TBS Honey

4 Dashes of Cinnamon

4 Wide Mouth Pint Mason Jars


  1. Add the almond milk and oats to a medium sized pot and over medium heat. As soon as it begins to bubble to boil, remove the pot from the heat and let the oats rest for 10 minutes.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients. Stir well. Divide into the mason jars.  Cover and place in the refrigerator overnight or at least 8 hours.
  3. Stir well before serving. Serve cold within 4 days.

Overnight Steel Cut Oats



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