Easiest and Fastest Way to Cook Steel Cut Oats

I try to eat oatmeal steel cut oat recipetwice a week for breakfast. It is a great way to get whole grains and, topped with blueberries or strawberries, I get a serving of fruit before I am even out the door.

I love the taste, texture, and satiety of steel cut oats. What I don’t love is the time it takes to cook. It is not a part of my morning to stand and stir for 30 minutes (or more). I have discovered the EASIEST way to make steel cut oats for my whole week in just minutes. It is also fool proof – works perfect every time.


The Easiest and Fastest Way to Cook Steel Cut Oats:


  1. Place 1 cup steel cut oats and 4 cups water in a medium pot. This will make 4 servings. If you only want 2 – just make half this. If you need more, well you get the picture – just use a 4 to 1 water to oat ratio. steel cut oats
  2. Bring the mixture to a full boil. steel cut oats
  3. Cut the heat off and place the lid on the pot.
  4. Place the pot on a towel in the refrigerator overnight. batch cooking oatmeal
  5. Next morning, heat the mixture and serve. It is the perfect doneness and thickness.

Note: If you don’t need all four servings at once, just remove what you don’t need and put back in the refrigerator in a container with a tight-fitting lid. I usually make enough for my whole week on Sunday night. That way the oatmeal is ready each morning – just heat and eat.



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