Overnight Steel Cut Oats

Overnight Steel Cut Oats are an excellent healthy breakfast idea for busy mornings. This super simple overnight oats recipe is made with quick cooking steel cut oats, chia seeds, and almond milk.

Overnight Steel Cut Oats

Today we are taking overnight oats to the next level with a never-before-seen recipe on FFF –> Overnight Steel Cut Oats! We’re partnering with our friends at BRANDLESS to show you how easy it really is to make a filling, healthy breakfast in no time!

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Quick Cooking Steel Cut Oats

Today we are using some staple BRANDLESS products to create one of our all-time favorite breakfast recipes…OVERNIGHT OATS.

How to Make Overnight Steel Cut Oats

The process of making overnight steel cut oats is so easy! It’s all about your liquid to oats to chia seed ratio in order to get the perfect texture. Here’s what you need for the base:

Once you’ve got your base figured out, you can add other things such as maple syrup, ground cinnamon, and vanilla extract. If you’d like a little more protein in your overnight steel cut oats, you can even add things such as Greek yogurt and/or protein powder!

Overnight Oats Storage

We recommend storing your overnight steel cut oats in an airtight container in the refrigerator. This specific recipe should last you up to 5 days, so feel free to double or triple it if you are meal prepping!

Quick Cooking Steel Cut Oats vs. Normal Steel Cut Oats

The burning question for overnight steel cut oats is: can I swap the quick cooking steel cut oats for normal steel cut oats and vice versa? The answer is YES, however, we 100% prefer quick cooking steel cut oats over normal steel cut oats because the texture is better. Whole steel cut oats are a little bit less processed than quick cooking, however, they do have a lot more of “a bite.”

Lots of people end up microwaving their overnight steel cut oats for a minute or two before placing in the refrigerator overnight to soak so that it has a creamier consistency.

Oats in Pyrex

Overnight Steel Cut Oats Q&A

Can you eat steel cut oats without cooking them? For this recipe, if you are using traditional steel cut oats we recommend microwaving this recipe for one minute before soaking them in the refrigerator overnight.

What is the difference between steel cut oats and rolled oats? Steel cut oats are a less processed form of oat groats where they are simply just sliced. Rolled oats, on the other hand, are a more processed form of oat groats where they are steamed and pressed so that the oats cook faster.

Can you soak rolled oats overnight? Classic overnight oats are the process of soaking rolled oats in a liquid overnight in order to soften them enough to digest without cooking.

What type of oats are best for overnight oats? Overnight oats work with a variety of forms of oatmeal including quick cooking oats, rolled oats, quick cooking steel cut oats, and normal steel cut oats! It all depends on how creamy you like your oats. Quick cooking oats will get you the creamiest and then steel cut oats will give you more of a bite.

Are steel cut oats better? Steel cut oats are necessarily better than all of the other oats, but they are less processed than quick cooking and rolled oats.

How long do overnight oats last in the fridge? Depending on what kind of fresh ingredients are in your overnight oats, they should last you up to 5 days in the refrigerator.

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Recipe

Overnight Steel Cut Oats

Overnight Steel Cut Oats are an excellent healthy breakfast idea for busy mornings. This super simple overnight oats recipe is made with quick cooking steel cut oats, chia seeds, and almond milk.

  • Prep Time: 2 hours
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours
Author: Lee Hersh
Yield: 2 1x
Category: Breakfast
Method: No Bake
Cuisine: American

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients into a large Pyrex or meal prep container. Mix well and cover.
  2. Place in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  3. Eat chilled topped with your favorite nut butter, berries, jam, or granola.

Notes

  • Steel cut oats: option to use steel cut oats in place of quick cooking steel cut oats. We recommend microwaving this recipe for 1 minute before placing in the refrigerator overnight.
  • Storage: store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/2
  • Calories: 241
  • Sugar: 6
  • Fat: 7
  • Carbohydrates: 38
  • Fiber: 8
  • Protein: 8

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