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You Are One Night Away From a Week of Easy Breakfasts!

Posted on 6/26/2012 by Roni Noone // Filed in Community, lifestyle leaders, New Flavors // Comments: 4


When talking about quick breakfast ideas, steel cut oats are probably the last thing you think of. According to any standard package you have to wait for a pot of water to boil, slowly stir in the oats, reduce heat and then simmer for 30 minutes. That’s not exactly warp speed in today’s busy world!

However, the one thing the package does not tell you is that steel cut oats are easily cooked in large batches and reheat beautifully – making this slow, hearty breakfast into a realistic weekday meal!

My secret is to make plain steel cut oats overnight on the weekend. Then, I can flavor them differently throughout the week for quick easy breakfasts without ever getting bored!

Here’s the basic formula:
Four servings

  • 1 cup Steel Cut (Irish) Oats (160g)
  • 4 1/2 cups of water or your favorite milk
  • Pinch of salt

Place all ingredients in the slow cooker, stir, cover and cook for at least eight hours (overnight) on low. Shut off heat, stir and let sit while you separate into single serve containers.

This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled based on the size of your crock pot and how many servings you’d like to make. To reheat the individual servings, simply warm in the microwave for two minutes then top with or mix in your favorite flavors.

Possible flavor additions:

The results are endless when you have two-minute cooked steel cut oats at your disposal! What do you love to add to your oats?


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Renee@Mykitchenadventures on August 13, 2013 said:

I just love this idea. I go in spurts where it’s hard to get breakfast in. This is perfect.

Roni on July 11, 2012 said:

Patti – It’s about 1 cup maybe a little less.
1/4 cup uncooked is 1 serving this this makes 4. I split the finished oats into 4 equal parts when it’s done.

Patti on July 10, 2012 said:

Would a cup be the recommended serving?


Valerie on July 6, 2012 said:

I love to add blueberries & almonds and a touch of honey. Sometimes even dried cranberries & raisins. I have never thought of putting Laughing Cow in it, but you can bet I will now ! Thanks Roni!


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