Overnight Steel Cut Oatmeal

We love this method for steel cut oats...it takes a few minutes of effort, and then you leave them sit overnight to finish cooking. When you wake up, you just heat it up and you have deliciously chewy oatmeal for breakfast. We like preparing the oatmeal plain, and then adding some raisins, brown sugar, honey and a pat of butter in the morning. I love making a batch of this and portioning some out to take to work for breakfast.

Overnight Steel Cut Oatmeal
Adapted from this recipe from Food & Wine

1 1/2 cups steel-cut oats
6 cups water
butter, brown sugar, honey and raisins, for serving

In a large saucepan, boil the oats in the water for 1 minute. Place a tea towel between the lid and the pan and then cover tightly with lid. Let stand overnight at room temperature.

The next day, uncover the oats and bring to a boil to reheat. The oatmeal should be creamy but still a little bit chewy. Spoon the oatmeal into bowls. Mix in your desired toppings and enjoy!

Make Ahead: The prepared oatmeal can be refrigerated for up to 1 week. Rewarm in a microwave oven and thin with water or milk if necessary before serving.

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