Overnight Steel Cut Oats

Overnight oatmeal is all the rage, and our very own Test Kitchen Chef’s sister created this killer recipe for overnight oats that anyone can prepare and enjoy. Apparently cooking skills run in the family! We can’t tell you how to get invited to that family Thanksgiving, but we can tell you Caitlin’s secret to a delicious and easy breakfast for early mornings. This recipe is versatile to meet your dietary restrictions and has all the right ingredients to make you feel satisfied and keep you fueled throughout the morning. You can eat overnight oats cold, straight from the fridge, or you can heat them up if desired. Use a mason jar or other storage container to take your oats on the go if needed. If you haven’t gotten on board with overnight oats yet, what are you waiting for? Try this recipe tonight!

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Servings 1 person
Prep Time 5 minutes
Submitted By Caitlin House
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Prep Time 5 minutes
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Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients and let it sit overnight in the fridge.
  2. In the morning top the oats with additional nut butter, nuts, fresh fruit or dried fruits.
Recipe Notes

*Try adding protein powder for an extra protein boost. About 1/2 scoop of vanilla-flavored powder is great.

**Use our Gluten Free Steel Cut Oats to make this recipe Celiac friendly.

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19 thoughts on “Overnight Steel Cut Oats

  1. wendy barron

    hi this sounds great but it isn’t clear to me if you cook the oats first or if you put them in raw and they get ‘cooked’ by soaking in the milk and yogurt. do you cook them first? thanks

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    1. Recipe Specialist

      The Steel Cut Oats are softened by soaking them in the milk and yogurt. There is no need to cook them first. I find it important to note that our Oat products are not considered to be raw. They have been heated in a dry kiln for 4 to 5 hours at 200ºF.

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  2. Lora Yowell

    Is the intention that this be eaten cold, straight from the refrigerator? Or, is it supposed to be warmed up in the morning?

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        1. recipe specialist

          Hi Marisa,
          This recipe is meant to be eaten cold, but you can heat it if you’d like although this may alter the taste and texture a bit. I would recommend heating on low to medium heat until warm. You may need to add a bit more liquid to reach the desired consistency.

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  3. Barry McCormick

    Can Bob’s steel cut oats be used in a slow cooker recipe? Other sites show a 4:1 liquid:oat ratio. Why the difference?

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    1. Recipe Specialist

      Yes, our Steel Cut Oats can be prepared in a slow cooker. If you click here, you will be redirected to our slow cooker recipe.

      Different liquid to oat ratios will create a different texture. For a creamier product you may try using a recipe that requires more liquid. For a firmer texture you may want to try our recipe ratios.

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    1. Recipe Specialist

      If you are preparing overnight oats with just milk or water, use a 1:1 (oats to liquid) ratio. Feel free to adjust the ratio to change the end texture.

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    1. recipe specialist

      Hi Lisa,
      The Quick Cooking Version would work as well, though the texture may be a bit different than with the Steel Cut version.

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  4. Judy

    I have previously used rolled oats and rolled barley. Steel cut oats are definitely a lot more chewy but offer a lot more taste. I find that overnight oats can be very filling so I cut the portion down to 1/4 cup each: oats, almond milk and Greek yogurt. Sweetness is provided with dried fruit, vanilla or almond extracts or cinnamon. I like to to separate the oat/milk/yogurt mixture with a thin layer of sliced almonds or chopped cashews or pistacio nuts. This is topped with sliced fresh fruit. I’ve never used almond butter on overnight oats before but this was very nice. What makes this recipe great is that the doctoring possibilities are endless. I’m not sure if my concoction is totally healthy but it certainly is delicious.

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  5. Maureen Koh

    Hi, pls tell me how much apple cider vinegar is needed to soak 1 cup of gluten free steel cut oat before cooking it in slow cooker?
    I cannot eat sourish oat as my stomach is sensitive. Thanks.

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    1. recipe specialist

      Hi Maureen,
      Apple cider vinegar is not an ingredient that we have added to these oats, so I’m unable to provide a suggestion for this addition. If this is something that you wish to add, I may suggest experimenting with small amounts and increasing as needed.

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    1. recipe specialist

      Hi Elaine,
      You can omit the yogurt if you’d like. We may suggest increasing the Almond Milk amount slightly to suit your preference.

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    1. recipe specialist

      Hi Jo,
      These oats will be best if eaten within 1-3 days after making. You may need to add some additional liquid if they get too thick.

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