Make Ahead Steel Cut Oats – Just Heat and Eat All Week Long!

Steel Cut Oats

Breakfast is one of my favorite meals.

To eat for dinner.

Don’t get me wrong, I love breakfast at any time of the day but a really good home cooked breakfast is usually just not possible on most mornings. Therefore, I often either skip breakfast, drink my breakfast (in the form of a protein shake) or eat something convenient and quick.

It’s even worse during the winter months. When it is hot out, I can easily get away feeling good with some fruit and yogurt. When it is cold outside, I really crave something warm!

This oatmeal is perfect because with just a bit of weekend prep, you can have heat and eat healthy comfort food all week long!

I used steel cut oats from Sam’s Club, but you could use any steel cut oats. I have not tried this with old fashioned oats, but I’m sure it would work, you might want to tweak the liquid ratios a bit? (Let me know if you try it!)

Make a pot of this on Sunday and you could stretch this a full 5 days! (although this recipe as stands technically makes 4 servings…they are BIG servings).

 

Make Ahead Steel Cut Oats – Just Heat and Eat All Week Long! 

Inspired by Alton Brown

Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup Steel Cut Oats
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 cups boiling water
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk (make your own buttermilk with 1/2 cup milk and 1/2 tablespoon lemon or white vinegar. Stir and let sit 5-10 minutes)
  • pinch of salt
  • brown sugar (to taste…I usually add 1 tablespoon to the pot and I also add a bit to my bowl after I heat it up each day)
  • cinnamon (to taste)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions: 

1. Set your 3 cups of water to boil either on the stove or in the microwave in a microwave safe container.

2. Meanwhile, you are going to toast your oats by first melting the butter in your pot and then adding your oats. Toast the oats for 4-5 minutes until they start to smell a bit “nutty”.

3. Add the boiling water to your toasted oats and give the oats one quick stir to get things moving. Now lower the oats to a simmer and let sit for 20-25 minutes. Do not stir.

4. When your oats have soaked up most of the water (keep your eye on it, this is where they can stick/burn), combine your 1/2 cup of milk and 1/2 cup of buttermilk and stir into your oats. Cook for about 10 more minutes.

5. Add your pinch of salt. Add your brown sugar, cinnamon and vanilla extract.

6. Store in an airtight container in the fridge. I like to cut the portions the first day with a knife so I can easily see how much I need to serve myself each day.

7. Reheat in the microwave. This is where you can get creative! After I heat in the microwave, I like to add a bit more brown sugar (usually just a sprinkle, the amount pictured is way more than I usually add…I just wanted it to show up in the picture!) and give it a drizzle of honey. I also sometimes add a bit more milk.  You could add fruit, maple syrup, whatever you want!

Enjoy!

Make Ahead Steel Cut Oats – Just Heat and Eat All Week Long!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Steel Cut Oats
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 cups boiling water
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk (make your own buttermilk with 1/2 cup milk and 1/2 tablespoon lemon or white vinegar. Stir and let sit 5-10 minutes)
  • pinch of salt
  • brown sugar (to taste…I usually add 1 tablespoon to the pot and I also add a bit to my bowl after I heat it up each day)
  • cinnamon (to taste)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Set your 3 cups of water to boil either on the stove or in the microwave in a microwave safe container.
  2. Meanwhile, you are going to toast your oats by first melting the butter in your pot and then adding your oats. Toast the oats for 4-5 minutes until they start to smell a bit “nutty”.
  3. Add the boiling water to your toasted oats and give the oats one quick stir to get things moving. Now lower the oats to a simmer and let sit for 20-25 minutes. Do not stir.
  4. When your oats have soaked up most of the water (keep your eye on it, this is where they can stick/burn), combine your 1/2 cup of milk and 1/2 cup of buttermilk and stir into your oats. Cook for about 10 more minutes.
  5. Add your pinch of salt. Add your brown sugar, cinnamon and vanilla extract.
  6. Store in an airtight container in the fridge. I like to cut the portions the first day with a knife so I can easily see how much I need to serve myself each day.
  7. Reheat in the microwave. This is where you can get creative! After I heat in the microwave, I like to add a bit more brown sugar and give it a drizzle of honey. You could add fruit, maple syrup, whatever you want!
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Heather

Heather is the creator and owner of Family Friendly Frugality. She calls Texas home and is married to her best friend. With 2 children 22 months apart, she has her hands full. So full that she decided to start blogging as a hobby. That hobby blew up into a full time job. Now she's got the husband, the kids and the blog. We're not exactly sure what she was thinking, but she's too busy for us to ask. Find Me On Google +

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