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overnight oats recipe

Overnight Steel Cut Oats Recipe | How to Make Overnight Oats

This is a detailed recipe on how to make overnight steel cut oats. I have also shared 2 different way to serve these overnight oats. Do try.
Course Breakfast | Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword overnight oats recipe, overnight steel cut oats
recipe overnight oats recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting time 8 hours
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 357kcal


  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 3 cups warm water
  • 1 cup yoghurt
  • 4 tbsp. honey
  • 4 tsp. nuts slivered
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil or clarified butter ghee


  • 1 mango cubed
  • OR
  • 1 tbsp. peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp. chocolate sauce Hershey’s


To cook overnight oats:

  • Take 1 heaped cup steel cut oats in a bowl. Lightly toast in 1 tbsp. coconut oil or clarified butter (ghee). This makes them tastier. You can use oats without toasting too.
  • Heat 3 cups of water in a large pan. Add the oats to the water. Cook for 1 minute and turn off the heat. Now leave it covered overnight. Your steel cut oats would have absorbed the water and cooked in that water.

To serve:

  • You may warm the oats in the morning or use them as is. Add honey to yoghurt and mix well. Ladle two large serves in a bowl. Then ladle an equal quantity of sweetened yoghurt and mix well.

Method 1

  • Now add some fresh fruit like chopped mangoes or strawberries and garnish with slivered nuts like almonds, cashews, pine nuts etc. You may use chopped dates or raisins too. Serve chillied and enjoy your healthy overnight oats.

Method 2

  • Add 1 tbsp. peanut butter along with some chocolate sauce. You can also add some choco chips if you so like. Serve chilled.


1. Overnight oats are an easy way to ‘cook’ the oats while doing practically nothing.
2. You will see that your oats absorb less water when you have toasted them. If that is the case, you can skim off some of the water in the morning or cook the oats to evaporate that extra water.
3. In case you are not toasting the oats, add 1 tbsp. coconut oil or clarified butter to the oats to further boost their nutrition.
4. You can use as many different toppings as you like. Just play with fresh fruit and what you have at home. Fresh preserves or jams go well too.


Calories: 357kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 59mg | Potassium: 228mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 505IU | Vitamin C: 15.3mg | Calcium: 102mg | Iron: 2.1mg