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4 bowls of overnight steel cut oats with different toppings
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Overnight Steel Cut Oats

Overnight steel cut oats is perfect for make ahead breakfasts. Choose from four topping ideas and meal prep a batch of oatmeal for the week!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Cook Time 5 minutes
Resting time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 5 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 258kcal
Author Yumna Jawad


Base Recipe

Peanut Butter Banana

Strawberry Nutella

  • 4-5 strawberries sliced
  • 2 tablespoons nutella
  • 1 tablespoon hazelnuts chopped
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup

Caramel Apple

Chocolate Almond Butter


  • In a large pot over medium-high heat, bring the water, milk and salt to a boil.
  • Stir in the oats and continue mixing with the liquid for 2-3 minutes to warm up the oats.
  • Turn off the heat, Let it come to room temperature and then store in the fridge overnight. 
  • In the morning, heat for a couple minutes while stirring the mixture, and serve with your favorite topping combinations.



Storage: Store any leftovers in an airtight container. They will last about up to 7 days in the fridge.
Substitutes: For best results, follow the recipe as is. However you can use all milk or all water in the recipe instead of doing half milk/half water. You can also use any type of milk you'd like.
* Please note the nutrition label does not include any toppings.


Calories: 258kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 543mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 260mg | Iron: 2mg