Make-Ahead Oatmeal Breakfast Recipe

Make-Ahead Oatmeal Breakfast Recipe

If you don’t believe upping your daily fiber intake can be exciting with our quick oatmeal recipes, think again!

  • By Jackie Sun
  • March 5, 2019

Did you know that fiber doesn’t only help blood sugar and cholesterol levels, it can also help you lose weight? So, why not incorporate a nice dose of fiber into your mornings? But don’t worry – there are a lot tastier ways to get your fiber than bran cereal. Oatmeal is actually one of the most high-fiber breakfasts, and it’s one of the most inexpensive breakfasts when made at home, with only a few fun ingredients needed.

If you’re scarred from being forced to eat bland, sludge-like oatmeal from your childhood, never fear – our 3 delicious oatmeal recipes use anti-sludge steel cut oats and will make you excited to wake up in the morning. If you’ve only ever tried oatmeal with rolled oats, you have to give steel cut a try. They do take longer to cook, but provide a much heartier texture that is perfect when you reheat.

We suggest cooking up a huge pot of steel cut oats on the stovetop (or even more conveniently, in a slow cooker or rice cooker) on Sunday night and portioning the oatmeal into individual serving containers. Then all you have to do is heat up your refrigerated or frozen oatmeal for a quick breakfast every morning, instead of buying something on the way to school, work, or the gym.


The best part about a healthy oatmeal breakfast is that you can enjoy it in different ways just by changing up the flavor profile.


Any steel cut oatmeal can be made sweet by adding fruit or honey, or it can have a fun flare with contrasting textures of nuts or cacao nibs. It can even be savory with the right protein! There are so many inexpensive ways to personalize a batch of oatmeal. Try assembling an oatmeal bar in your kitchen by setting out a variety of toppings and mix-ins so everyone can customize their own breakfast with their favorite flavors.


Ready to get going?

Discover our favorite quick oatmeal recipes with our free download below! Our mini recipe book includes ingredient lists, tons of personalization ideas, and cooking and reheating methods for our top 3 favorite make-ahead oatmeal breakfasts – Banana and Walnut Oatmeal, Strawberry and Coconut Oatmeal, and Savory Asian-Style Oatmeal.

Here’s to a new tradition of starting the morning with filling and delicious high-fiber breakfasts! What is your favorite oatmeal combo? Comment below, so we’ll have new ideas for more tasty breakfasts to come!

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Make-Ahead Steel Cut Oatmeal Recipes

Fuel your mornings with a fiber-filled, inexpensive oatmeal breakfast that can easily be made ahead of time.


A little note:

This blog post was originally published in September 2015 and has been updated with new and helpful resources.

Some of the above links are Amazon affiliate links, which means we earn a small percentage from those sales. We use this affiliate revenue to support the continued growth of Cook Smarts. Thank you!


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