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Overnight Irish Oatmeal

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Why Irish oatmeal? Because it has bite. It is nutty and really, really good for me. The thing about steel-cut oats (the other name for Irish oatmeal) is that it takes a really long time to cook.

overnight irish oatmeal recipe

I am not so good with New Year’s resolutions, but I do try. This year I want to eat more fruits and vegetables, and to eat breakfast. I really do not like eating breakfast. I am not a morning person, I do not like eating when I wake up, and I am usually in a rush. For years, I ate the same exact breakfast if I was in fact going to eat breakfast. A whole-wheat English muffin with peanut butter. A girl gets bored. Have I mentioned that I am somewhat of a picky eater? I know that it is hard to imagine doing what I do, but I have a serious texture issue. I like to chew my food. I really wish that I could get over it, I would love to be able to eat yogurt, I think that it would end my breakfast issues. But for now, I am eating Irish oatmeal.

Why Irish oatmeal? Because it has bite. It is nutty and really, really good for me. The thing about steel-cut oats (the other name for Irish oatmeal) is that it takes a really long time to cook. But if you start it the night before, it is no big deal, it takes minutes. This is a method. You make the oatmeal, but you can dress it any way that you would like. This apple and pecan combination is great, but so is dried fruit, maple syrup, walnuts, and coconut, the possibilities are endless.

Overnight Irish Oatmeal Ingredients //

  • 1 cup Irish Oatmeal
  • 4 cups water
  • pinch salt

Add-in:

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 diced apple
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • almond milk (if you need to thin the oatmeal a bit)
overnight irish oatmeal recipe

How to Make // The Steps

This is what Irish oatmeal looks like. It is not at all like the regular oatmeal that you are used to.

overnight irish oatmeal recipe

Step 1: Pour 1 cup of oatmeal into 4 cups of boiling water. Add a pinch of salt.

overnight irish oatmeal recipe

Step 2: Let the oatmeal simmer for 1 minute.

overnight irish oatmeal recipe

Step 3: Cover the pot and refrigerate overnight.

overnight irish oatmeal recipe

Step 4: The next morning, put the pot on the stove and cook over low heat for about 10 to 15 minutes, or until the oatmeal is hot.

overnight irish oatmeal recipe

Step 5: Add whatever you like to your oatmeal.

overnight irish oatmeal recipe

Here is to a healthy new year and a breakfast that I really like.

overnight irish oatmeal recipe
overnight irish oatmeal recipe

Overnight Irish Oatmeal

Yield: serves 6

Overnight Irish Oatmeal - Hearty Irish oatmeal that you can actually eat on a weeknight. I like mine with apples and pecans.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Irish Oatmeal
  • 4 cups water
  • pinch salt

add in:

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 diced apple
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • almond milk (if you need to thin the oatmeal a bit)

Instructions

  1. Pour 1 cup of oatmeal into 4 cups of boiling water. Add a pinch of salt.
  2. Let the oatmeal simmer for 1 minute.
  3. Cover the pot and refrigerate overnight.
  4. The next morning, put the pot on the stove and cook over low heat for about 10 to 15 minutes, or until the oatmeal is hot.
  5. Add whatever you like to your oatmeal.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0g

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Bree D

Tuesday 8th of January 2013

Hi Bree! So cool to meet someone else with my name LOL. I love steel-cut oats. I put everything in my small slow cooker (primed with butter-flavored non-stick cooking spray) and cook on low for 7-8 hours. The smell of the cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves that I put in starts to drift towards my bedroom in the last hour or so. This definitely gets me out of bed in the morning....so comforting!

Dried fruit (raisins, cranberries or apricots) are another nice addition. Sometimes I even add other hearty grains to the oats make a multi-grain porridge, like coarse bulgur, spelt berries or buckwheat groats. MMMM good!

bakedbree

Monday 14th of January 2013

Sounds good!

Meredith

Friday 21st of October 2011

...This is going to end up in my mouth tomorrow morning.

bakedbree

Sunday 23rd of October 2011

I hope that you liked it Meredith.

Kathy Bussells

Wednesday 19th of October 2011

Hi! Love your recipe! Can't wait to try it, as I love texture too. I was thinking that adding the cinnamon and the apples to the warm mixture before Placing them in the fridge might give you partially baked Apples too - then add some almonds or pecans for crunch? Not sure though if apples might make too much juice? In any case, your great idea leaves Us with fun room to experiment! :) Thank you.

bakedbree

Wednesday 19th of October 2011

you are welcome Kathy.

Deborah

Tuesday 13th of September 2011

This looks delicious. I actually live in Ireland and have never seen oatmeal like that though. Wondering where I can get it, sounds wonderful. I think it must be Irish like Killian's beer is Irish! ;)

bakedbree

Thursday 15th of September 2011

LOL! Look for steel cut oats.

MsNJohnson

Wednesday 4th of May 2011

Hi Bree, I plan on making this as a special treat for breakfast tomorrow morning. Do you think it would be OK if I halved the recipe as it would need to serve two people. I absolutely love Irish Oatmeal but have never made it at home. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

bakedbree

Saturday 7th of May 2011

Yes, by all means.

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