September 23, 2023 12 Comments
This steel cut overnight oats recipe is so ridiculously easy. Honestly, I don’t know why anyone buys the frozen stuff at Trader Joe’s.
Yes, you can buy frozen pre-cooked rolled 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 bread. They are nutritious and a great way to add other things to make them tasty.
Steel-cut oats are coarser than whole oats (and much coarser than instant oats).
Rolled oats (which I used in my Old Fashioned Oatmeal recipe) are steamed, rolled, steamed again and toasted, resulting in fine flakes.
Steel cut oats are made from oat kernels that have been cut into coarse pieces.
It is also a zero point food on WW’s purple plan because it is whole grain and nutritious.
The texture is different from whole oats – chewier and drier – and it’s quite good. The problem is that if you make them the morning you want to eat them they can take 30-45 minutes to cook.
Coarse oats take longer to digest and rank lower on the glycemic index than oats. I feel like they keep me full longer.
How do you cook them? The day before you want to eat them, boil them for ONE MINUTE on the stove.
Then, you wait for the pan to cool, put it in the fridge and the next morning you have baked oats for the microwave or the stove.
Add bananas, blueberries, walnuts, peanut butter, brown sugar…..and you have a hot breakfast of champions.
It keeps in the fridge for about a week or you can freeze it in individual servings. Don’t be afraid of steel cut oats!
Have you made steel cut overnight oats? How did you do it;
Steel Cut Overnight Oats Recipe
Makes 4 cups
Preparation time: 5 minutes
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 put the oats, water and salt in a large saucepan (leave room for the oatmeal to rise). Boil for one minute. Let the pan cool and store it in the refrigerator.
In the morning, put the pot back on the stove. When warm and stir in the frozen blueberries (to thaw). If using fresh blueberries, top with oatmeal and serve with brown sugar, honey, maple syrup to taste.
A cup of unsweetened blueberry oats = 161 calories, 2.5 gr Fat, 0.5 gr saturated fat, 27.0 gr carbohydrates, 0 g sugar, 5.0 g protein, 4.0 g fiber, 4 mg sodium, 5 Green, 5 Blue, 0 Purple WW SmartPts
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