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Delicious Steel-Cut Oats breakfast in a jar

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Steel-Cut Oats breakfast in a jar.

A super delicious and power-packed breakfast for when you’re on the go!

Are Steel-cut oats better for you than rolled oats?

For this reason, steel-cut oats may be the best choice for those looking for better control of their blood sugar. Steel cuts oats are slightly higher in fiber than rolled and quick oats. They also have the lowest glycemic index of the three types of oats, potentially making them the best choice for blood sugar control.

What are the benefits of steel-cut oats?

Steel-cut oats are an excellent source of protein, soluble and insoluble fiber and minerals. Among the benefits of the steel-cut oats, this food could be considered a “power food.” They are an excellent source of protein, soluble and insoluble fiber, and minerals.

What happens if you eat oatmeal every day?

Benefits include lower blood sugar and cholesterol levels, protection against skin irritation, and reduced constipation. In addition, they are very filling and have many properties that should make them a weight loss-friendly food. At the end of the day, oats are among the healthiest foods you can eat.
Yield: 5

Steel-Cut Oats breakfast in a jar

Steel-Cut Oats in a jar with extra fruit and nuts for breakfast

Use 5 pint-sized Mason jars with lids to prepare these heavenly delicious quick and easy, healthy breakfast for you when you're on the go. Place them in the freezer, and pick it up in the morning, add your toppings and you will be super satisfied with this delicious breakfast at work or where ever you are running to.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Cooling Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 1 2/3 cups steel-cut oats
  • 4 cups water
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 ml Cinnamon
  • ½ cup dried cranberries – add when you turn the heat off
  • 1 cup Yogurt - As topping
  • ½ cup Raisins or other dried fruit - As topping
  • ¼ cup Fresh berries - As topping
  • ¼ cup Nuts or seeds - As topping


Bring the oats, water, salt and cinnamon to a boil.

Simmer for about 5-10 minutes (depending on the consistency you like) then turn off the heat and add the dried cranberries and let is cool down.

Divide the oatmeal between the 5 jars.

Let stand, uncovered, at room temperature for about an hour or until cool to the touch, then cap and refrigerate or as I have done, place in the freezer.

I usually take a jar out of the freezer and place it on the counter the evening prior to going to work in the morning, then quickly add my optional mix-ins into the jar, and off I go to work, with a yummy and delicious and hearty breakfast.

I usually add some nuts, yogurt and frozen fruit.


Are Steel cut oats better for you than rolled oats?

For this reason, steel cut oats may be the best choice for those looking for better control of their blood sugar. Steel cuts oats are slightly higher in fiber than rolled and quick oats. They also have the lowest glycemic index of the three types of oats, potentially making them the best choice for blood sugar control.

Prepared, tried and tested by Esme Slabs and Justine Warne
Images, courtesy of Justine Warne

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 393Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 3mgSodium 171mgCarbohydrates 73gFiber 8gSugar 30gProtein 12g

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9 thoughts on “Delicious Steel-Cut Oats breakfast in a jar”

  1. Mmmm yum! I got my dad eating oatmeal every morning about two years ago and he’s got himself into a routine with it now. He had/has very high blood pressure so it’s great for that and cholesterol. Fab idea to go steel cut, liven it up and pop it in a jar! x

    • Thanks for your input. Yes it does have lots of benefits beside being a delicious and filling breakfast and one can change it so much that it does not become boring. Good on you to get your Dad to go for it and stick with it. Well done to both of you

  2. I didn’t know you could freeze it and once winter hits I will try your cinnamon one for sure. I make a very simular one myself most mornings. I use maple syrup to sweeten and rock the changes with Greek yoghurt. The selection of berries are changed daily. I stewed the last of the seasons rhubarb yesterday, sweetened with home made vanilla cane sugar. I will add it to oats and milk to soak over night.

    • Dear Ellen, You can change this so much and make it your own and I love the variations you used. Will also make another batch soon for the freezer, I usually have some in the freezer but all done for now.

  3. As I mentioned to you this was the perfect recipe for our boat excursion. Filled us up and kept us full for half the day. I added chopped walnuts and apricots to mine with a good dollop of Greek style yoghurt. Delicious.

    • Hi Justine Thank you so much, is am so glad and happy that you had the opportunity to try this recipe and that it appealed to you and you and the Chap enjoyed it. All the goodies you added would have added that extra nice touch. I always add whatever fruit and nuts I have and each time it’s different and so beautiful. I must make some again this coming week.


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