Easy Steel-Cut Oatmeal

Yield: 3 full mason jars
  • 1 2/3 c. steel-cut oats
  • 4 c. water
  • large pinch of salt
  • desired mix-ins: milk, cinnamon, nuts, jam, fruit, honey, syrup, bacon, peppers, cheese
  1. Bring oats, water and salt to a boil, stirring constantly. Simmer about 3 minutes, then turn off heat. Ladle oats into wide mouth pint-sized mason jars. Cover jars tightly with their cups and rings. Leave on counter overnight. Next morning, place jars in refrigerator. To eat, heat in microwave 2-3 minutes and add mix-ins.
This is seriously one of the best breakfast recipes ever! Easy, tasty, satisfying, easily increased to feed a crowd. If it bothers you to leave the oatmeal sitting out overnight, you can put the jars in the fridge immediately; however, the oatmeal won't be quite as well cooked and will have a thinner, less creamy consistency.
  • breakfast
  • crowd
Last updated 2016-12-25
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