Overnight Steel-Cut Oats

Ingredients

  • 4 cups water
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1 cup steel-cut oats
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup milk
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Bring water and salt to a boil in a pot. Pour in oats and return to a boil while stirring. Reduce heat and let simmer until water is absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes.

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  • Step 2

    Remove oats from heat and immediately stir in walnuts and raisins. Stir in agave nectar, vanilla extract, and cinnamon.

  • Step 3

    Divide oat mixture into 4 portions in bowls. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight, up to 5 days.

  • Step 4

    When ready to prepare, add 2 tablespoons milk to each portion. Heat in a microwave for 1 minute and 30 seconds, stirring halfway through cook time.

  • Cook's Note:

    You can use brown sugar instead of agave nectar if preferred.

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