Overnight Breakfast Steel Cut Oats is the answer to many “I don’t have time for breakfast” mornings. In just 5 minutes you can put everything together to enjoy the next morning. What could be simpler than that?!
I’m no different. As early as I get up – before the sun rises – you would think I have plenty of time to enjoy a leisurely morning. You’d think I had time to sit down and eat a healthy, nutritious breakfast. Well, think again! Like most, I’m rushing through my morning routines, struggling to get out the door on time.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It gets your mind and body working after 8 hours of fasting while you sleep. You need the energy you get from eating a healthy breakfast to think clearly and keep motivated. We all know this and yet, it is the one meal many skip.
Eating a filling breakfast, full of nutrients, is an excellent way to keep your body fueled. Nothing is worse than stomach growls halfway through the morning. A full tummy helps you think better. It also stops you from making a dash for a salty or sweet snack before lunch. And that helps you to maintain a healthy weight.
Overnight Breakfast Steel Cut Oats, made in a jar, is a great way to create a quick, filling and delicious breakfast that you can eat quickly or at the office. AND it’s nutritious!! A double win 🙂
All About Steel Cut Oats
The difference between steel cut and old fashioned oats is in the way they are processed. Steel cut oats the result of steel blades cutting through the oats, retaining most of the fiber and protein. Old fashioned, or rolled, oats are first steamed and the rolled; rolling helps them to cook faster. Steel cut oats are not cooked or steamed in processing. This is why they take longer for you to cook them for breakfast. Both though are very nutritious.
They are the powerhouse of oats!
- Protein – one 1/4 cup serving of steel cup oats contains 7 grams of protein. It’s a complete protein, full of traces of all the essential amino acids.
- Iron – you get 10% of your recommended daily allowance of iron from a 1/4 cup of steel cut oats.
- B-Vitamins – the same 1/4 cup will give you 10% of you recommended daily allowance of thiamin, niacin, riboflavin and niacin.
- Fiber – 1/4 cup of dry steel cut oats will give you 5 grams of fiber, which includes 2 grams of insoluble fiber. Insoluble fiber helps with regulating blood sugars and improves cholesterol levels.
Overnight Breakfast Steel Cut Oats
When you need a quick, nutritious breakfast, this is the one you want! Blueberries full of antioxidants and bananas ripe with potassium make it even better 🙂
I am definitely going to make this one more often!!
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Enjoy and Be Healthy!