September 23, 2023 12 Comments
This steel cut overnight oats recipe is ridiculously easy. I honestly don’t know why anyone buys frozen products at Trader Joe’s.
Yes, you can buy frozen pre-cooked steel cut oats at TJ’s, but with a little planning, you can make your own.
I like to think of steel cut oats as my sprouted grain bread. They are nutritious and a great way to add other things to make them tasty.
Steel cut oats are thicker than whole oats (and much thicker than instant oats).
The rolled oats (which I used in my crockpot oatmeal recipe with old-fashioned oats) are steamed, rolled, steamed again, and toasted, ending up in fine flakes.
Steel cut oats are made from coarsely cut oat kernels.
They are also a zero point food on WW’s purple plan because they are whole and nutritious.
The texture is different than whole oats, chewier and nuttier, and they are quite good. The problem is that if you prepare them the morning you want to eat them, they can take 30 to 45 minutes to cook.
Coarse pieces of oats take longer to digest and have a lower glycemic index than rolled oats. I feel like they keep me fuller for longer.
How do you cook them? The day before eating them, you boil them for ONE MINUTE on the stove.
Then, you wait for the pan to cool, put it in the refrigerator and the next morning you have cooked oatmeal for the microwave or stove.
Add bananas, blueberries, walnuts, peanut butter, brown sugar… and you will have a hot breakfast of champions.
It keeps in the refrigerator for about a week or you can freeze it in individual portions. Don’t be afraid of steel cut oats!
Have you made steel cut overnight oats? How did you do it?
Overnight Steel Cut Oats Recipe
Makes 4 cups
Preparation time: 5 min
Cooking time: 5 minutes
1 cup steel cut oats
3 cups of water
pinch of salt
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
brown sugar, maple syrup, honey to taste
The night before you want to eat oatmeal. Place oats, water and salt in a large saucepan (leave room for oats to expand). Boil for one minute. Let the mold cool and store in the refrigerator.
In the morning, put the saucepan back on the heat. When it is very hot, add the frozen blueberries (to thaw). If using fresh blueberries, top the oatmeal with them and serve with brown sugar, honey, and maple syrup to taste.
A cup of unsweetened oatmeal cooked with cranberries = 161 calories, 2.5 grams fat, 0.5 grams saturated fat, 27.0 grams carbohydrates, 0 grams sugar, 5.0 grams protein, 4.0 grams fiber, 4mg sodium, 5 green, 5 blue, 0 purple WW SmartPts
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