Three Ingredient Overnight Steel Cut Oats recipe by kristen coffield of the culinary cure

Three Ingredient Overnight Steel Cut Oats

This is a simple twist on preparing oatmeal that makes it easy to have a nutritious breakfast that is ready to go.
Course Breakfast
Keyword oats


  • 4 cups filtered water
  • 1 cup steel cut oats I prefer McCann’s
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  1. In a heavy saucepan bring the water to a boil.
  2. Add the salt and oats, stir and bring back to a boil stirring.
  3. Simmer for 1 minute, stir again.
  4. Remove from heat and let sit until oatmeal comes to room temperature.
  5. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  6. I store mine in a large Mason Jar with a loose cap.
  7. Overnight oatmeal is delicious with pomegranate seeds and walnuts*. By adding powerful antioxidants and healthy fatty acids I have energy to get through the busiest mornings.

Recipe Notes

Walnuts are a great source of serotonin and omega-3 fatty acids.