Mason Jar Steel Cut Oats

mason jar steel cut oats

Steel cut oats in a Mason jar is one of my favorite homemade breakfast. If I don’t prep my breakfasts for 
the coming week, I end up making bad choices. Oatmeal in a Mason jar has helped change my mornings, 
giving me a breakfast that starts my day off right. This recipe uses steel- cut oats, which usually 
take 20 to 30 minutes to cook. Here the Mason jars help do the cooking for you, 
so it takes only 10 minutes to make a week’s worth of breakfasts.
While oatmeal can seem bland, all it really takes is a little inventiveness with toppings to make it tasty. 
I love fresh fruits such as blueberries or strawberries to top off this awesome breakfast.  
Steel Cut Oats
Makes 5 servings 
4½ cups water, plus more as needed to reheating 
1¼ cups steel- cut oats 
toppings of your choice 
milk for serving (optional) 
honey or brown sugar (optional) 
5 pint- size Mason jars 
In a saucepan on the stove top over high heat, bring the 4½ cups water and the oats to a boil. 
Reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from the stove and carefully 
spoon the oatmeal and liquid equally into the 5 jars.  (using a funnel can be very helpful.) 
Seal the jars of hot oatmeal and leave them out on the kitchen counter overnight. 
When you walk into the kitchen the next morning, you’ll have 5 jars of cooked 
steel- cut oats that will last you all week!  Place toppings in each jar, or wait to add them 
each morning...its totally up to you. Take one of the jars to work and refrigerate  
the others to be used on the other days of the week. Once you’re at work, add a bit more water 
(a tablespoon or so) and heat the oatmeal  in the jar in a microwave oven. Stir. 
Add milk and honey or brown sugar, if using, and enjoy!
Patty Kinsella Fitness