Overnight Steel Cut Oats

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Bright, refreshing, tangy; I just love citrus.  It is like sunshine. By using the whole orange (zest, pith, sections, and all), the fresh flavour shines through this warm comforting oatmeal dish.
 The steel cut oats soaked in milk become tender overnight and mixed with carrots, coconut, walnuts and spiced with warm ginger and cinnamon this healthy bowl will make your morning a little easier. Especially since you have mixed it up the night before, the only work in the morning is to pop it in the oven.
 Make ahead breakfasts simply make mornings more pleasant and start everyone off with a healthy breakfast before heading out the door. Stay tuned for more make ahead breakfast ideas!

Overnight Steel Cut Oats with Oranges, Carrots and Walnuts

1 cup steel cut oats*

2 cups 1% milk*

1 large egg*

1/4 cup maple syrup

1/2 cup walnuts

1 cup grated carrots

1/4 cup coconut

1 whole orange (pureed in blender)

zest of an additional orange

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 tsp ginger

1/2 tsp cinnamon

Directions:

Butter an over proof dish that is approx 8 x 8.  Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and pour into prepared dish.  Cover and place in refrigerator overnight.  In the morning remove cover and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes until browned, toasty on top and cooked through.  Serve warm with milk or yogurt.

*to make this recipe vegan, use almond or coconut milk for the 1% milk, coconut oil for the butter and a flax egg instead of the egg

*to make gluten free, ensure gluten free oats are used.  Oats are naturally gluten free, however can come in contact with gluten during processing.

 

9 thoughts on “Overnight Steel Cut Oats”

  1. This looks really good! I attempted overnight oats once, and it was a disaster. It was a Alton Brown recipe and I’ve never followed anything of his since. I woke up to a blueberry swamp! Your post makes me want to give it another go.

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  2. Just made this. Wow, loved it. Loved the citrus, coconut, nuts. Just such a nice change from my regular steel cut oats. Thank you for sharing.

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