Steel-Cut Oats breakfast in a jar

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

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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.


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

  1. Divide the oatmeal betweenΒ the 5 jars.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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


Keywords: oats

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