No-cook method of preparing steel cut oats. Soaking overnight makes for a chewy and hearty wholesome breakfast or snack that is ready when you are to eat.

Linda

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
additional:
8 hrs
total:
8 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 serving
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Ingredients

1
Original recipe yields 1 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix oats, coconut, pecans, brown sugar, and cinnamon in a small container; top with 1/3 cup milk. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight. Stir 1 tablespoon milk into oat mixture before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

347 calories; protein 10.9g 22% DV; carbohydrates 45.4g 15% DV; fat 14.3g 22% DV; cholesterol 7.7mg 3% DV; sodium 42.4mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2012
I didn't have unsweetened coconut, I used the regular sweetened I had on hand. I also used a packet of Truvia instead of brown sugar and lowfat milk. This was absolutely delicious. Very filling breakfast. Next time, I would double the coconut and pecans but that's really a personal preferance, not reflective of the recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
07/16/2013
I felt like I was eating raw oatmeal. Even after I heated it up it was too chewy. Read More
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63 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 43
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2012
I didn't have unsweetened coconut, I used the regular sweetened I had on hand. I also used a packet of Truvia instead of brown sugar and lowfat milk. This was absolutely delicious. Very filling breakfast. Next time, I would double the coconut and pecans but that's really a personal preferance, not reflective of the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2012
Oh Yum! This is a great no-cook method that's so easy and delicious plus the "night before" prep makes this perfect for busy mornings when you want something healthy but don't have time! This not only tastes good, but is good for you too. I had regular coconut on hand and used 1% milk to lighten it up a bit. This is also great to use your favorite add-in's like a little nutmeg, raisins, dried cranberries or cherries. Thanks for a great recipe Linda (LMT)! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/06/2012
Great flavor combination! Made exactly as written - just felt that I was eating raw oats the whole time, which wasn't horrible, just very chewy. I think our family would prefer it cooked! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/09/2014
Basically this is a version of a European dish call Muesli (Swiss). I almost doubled the recipe but didn't need to. I am a big guy at 6'2" and even though it does not look like a big serving it is hearty. I think next time I will serve it over some sliced Banana , raisins or other ripe fruit. I used some half and half on top too. Lots of ways to have fun and tweak the recipe to your liking. If you feel this is too firm for your pallet, just cook the oats a little before you put it together. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2015
I think I finally found my go-to overnight oats recipe! I've always made overnight oats with regular old-fashioned/rolled oats and wasn't that big of a fan. I love steel cut oats but it never occurred to me to try it in overnight oats. I absolutely LOVE the chewiness of the oats. This doesn't seem like it makes a lot, but it's actually quite filling. The only changes I made were to use unsweetened cashew milk (bc that's what I tend to have on hand nowadays), I used half the pecans and I used flaked coconut (larger pieces) instead of shredded. With these changes, the calorie count was 271. I was so happy to have made this last night bc this morning I woke up late for work and otherwise wouldn't have eaten breakfast. A perfect on-to-go breakfast! I like putting my overnight oats in small canning jars. For those who can't find unsweetened coconut, Bob's Red Mill makes some, so check that section of the store. These oats won't get soft, so if that's what you're looking for, you're better off sticking with a cooked oatmeal recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/22/2012
Wonderful flavor, but not with steel cut oats. I soaked them for two days and they were still hard and very chewy, but not in a good way.I put the whole thing in a pot on the stove, added some water, and cooked it for 20 minutes. It still wasn't cooked thoroughly. Old fashioned oats would be fantastic though. I look forward to trying it that way next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2012
Love that this is "no cook" but I do warm it up the next morning. Didn't have coconut and went with raw organic honey for sweetness. Can't wait to add other healthy goodies! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/21/2013
I made this exactly as written and felt it to be 3 stars... Heat it for 1 minute in the microwave and it becomes 4 stars! Super easy and makes the perfect amount. I will be making this again and trying different ingredients too - raisins would be a great addition.:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/15/2014
Made these for hubby. Trying to get him to give me words for a review was like asking a teenager. Here's what I got...he liked the chewy texture and it reminded him of cereal.(ya think?) They were tasty and he wants them again.:) I used lactose free milk as I do for all recipes that call for milk. I like that I can prepare this the night before and still know that he's getting a nutritious breakfast. This is such an easy recipe and a keeper! Thanks linda(LMT)! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
07/16/2013
I felt like I was eating raw oatmeal. Even after I heated it up it was too chewy. Read More
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