Overnight Steel-Cut Oats

Prep: 5 mins. Soak: Overnight Cook: 15 min.


By Mary McDougall
Steel-cut oats are a healthy and delicious way to start your day. By soaking them overnight you can cut the cooking time in half.


  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 2/3 cup steel-cut oats
  • 1 tbsp currants (optional)


Place the water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Add the steel-cut oats and mix well. Remove from heat and let cool. Cover and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, add the currants to the pan and mix in well. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer uncovered for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve in a bowl with a little non-dairy milk poured over the top, if desired.

Hint: To add more servings, add 1 cup of water and 1/3 cup of steel-cut oats for each additional serving. For example, for 3 servings use 3 1/2 cups water and 1 cup of steel-cut oats.