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Simple No-Cook Steel-Cut Oats

Simple Steel-Cut OatsSteel-cut oatmeal is one of our staple breakfasts. I’m so used to the chewy and hearty texture that I have a hard time eating classic rolled oats these days. And steel-cut oats are even more nutrient-packed than regular oats. The big problem, however, is that cooking steel-cut oats is too time consuming for many people. So a great no fuss alternative is to soak the oats overnight, no cooking involved. This method is so simple, you can have different variations of steel-cut oats every week!

I like using my homemade almond milk for the nutty flavor, but regular milk works just as fine. Feel free to play around with the ingredients. If you have fresh berries or any kind of dried fruit, throw them in. Believe me, anything will work.

Place steel-cut oats in a bowl.

Add in your milk to the steel-cut oats.

Stir in maple syrup, cinnamon and goji berries, or preferred additions. Store in the fridge overnight.

Top with preferred berries and nuts.

Simple No-Cook Steel-Cut Oats

  • 1/2 cup steel-cut oats
  • 1 cup almond milk, or regular
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup, honey or agave, or to taste
  • a handful of goji berries or raisins, or to taste
  • a dash of cinnamon
  • fresh berries, for topping
  • nuts or cacao nibs, for topping

    Mix together all ingredients except toppings. Refrigerate in a covered bowl overnight to soften the oats. Eat cold or at room temperature and top with fresh berries, nuts and/or cacao nibs.

    Total Time: 10 minutes (then added soaking time)
    Yield: makes 2-4 servings

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