When my mother-in-law visited, she made up a batch of these steel cut oats and my husband and I liked them so much we now make a bunch of individual servings every Sunday so we have them throughout the week. We enjoy them at breakfast, or as a mid-morning meal. Steel cut oats are the best choice because they are the least processed oats which means your body really needs to work to digest them, thus keeping you fuller for longer. (Read more in depth here.) I love making them in mason jars for the convenience of having an individual serving right at your fingertips. Toppings options are endless: fresh berries, cinnamon, maple syrup, nuts, flaxseed, chia seeds, etc.
Ingredients for overnight steel-cut oats
1 2/3 cup steel cut oats
4 cups water
1T coconut oil
Directions for overnight steel-cut oats
Put the coconut oil in a hot sauce pan. Add steel cut oats and stir 1-2 minutes. Add the water, and let it boil for five minutes. Then, evenly pour the oats into mason jars (we do 6, but you could do 3 mason jars, depending on how large you want your individual serving). Let it sit overnight on the counter, then put them in the fridge overnight. To prepare in the morning, just put it in the microwave in the morning for a minute and then add toppings. Enjoy!