Run the World: Make-Ahead Steel Cut Oatmeal

We’re in week 2 of our ‘Make-Ahead Run the World Breakfast Series,’ and if you’ve missed our kick-off week, you can still get 3 healthy and delicious breakfast burrito recipes here.

This week’s make-ahead breakfast ideas center around one of the most high-fiber breakfasts out there – oatmeal! If you’re scarred from being forced to eat bland, sludge-like oatmeal from your childhood, don’t worry – we’ve come up with 3 recipes using steel cut oats that are anything but boring and bland.

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 they provide a heartier texture and are a much better option for making ahead.

We suggest making a huge pot on the stovetop (or even more conveniently in a slow cooker or rice cooker, if you own either) on Sunday night and portioning the oatmeal into individual serving containers. Then all you have to do is reheat it throughout the week.

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

Run the World: Make-Ahead Steel Cut Oatmeal Recipes via @cooksmarts

It can be made sweet by adding fruit or honey, or it can have some contrasting texture with the addition of nuts, or it can even be savory.

Our make-ahead oatmeal recipes include these flavor profiles and more. There are so many ways to personalize a batch of oatmeal, you could even assemble a little oatmeal bar in your own kitchen.

Set out a variety of toppings and mix-ins, so everyone can customize their own oatmeal with the toppings of their choice.

Ready to get going?

Discover all the possibilities with our free download, which includes a ton of ways to personalize this healthy and filling breakfast so that you’ll never get bored. Here’s to a fiber-filled breakfast – the perfect fuel to run your body and run the world!

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