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Easy Make-Ahead Steel-Cut Oats

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"This is an easy way to prepare a work week's worth of healthier breakfasts. Reheat for 2 minutes in a microwave and you have the goodness of steel-cut oats and fruit. No additional sweeteners required, no excuse to not eat healthy now! Serve with cold milk, or better yet, a dollop of Greek yogurt! Yum!"
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1 h 15 m servings 296
Original recipe yields 4 servings (4 cups)


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  1. Bring water to a boil in a pot. Add salt and cinnamon, stirring to evenly disperse the cinnamon. Stir in steel-cut oats and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 20 minutes.
  2. Add blueberries and cranberries to the oats. Simmer until oats begin to reach desired consistency, about 5 minutes. Add pecans; simmer for 3 to 5 minutes more.
  3. Add 1 cup of the cooked oats to each Mason jar. Screw lids on loosely and let cool on the counter until lids pop, about 30 minutes. Tighten caps and store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 296 calories; 12.7 42 6.6 0 301 Full nutrition

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Fixing steel cut oats for breakfast before work takes up too much time for me. I found this recipe to be a very quick way to enjoy steel cut oats, plus it's very good. Even my picky eater enjoys...

This came together very quickly and was perfect for a quick hearty breakfast I could easily reheat in the morning. It seemed thin at first, but, as the oatmeal cooled it thickened perfectly. ...