Breakfast That Makes Itself! Morning Glory Oatmeal

Today I have a very special guest cooking with me:  my dad!

I’ve been determined to get him off this slight addiction to muffins (aka cupcakes pretending to be healthy).  The problem is that he’s so used to his “grab-and-go” routine that he wants his breakfast to involve zero effort.  Sound familiar?

So, I visited his kitchen to show him this freaking fantastic technique for having energizing and satisfying steel cut oats cook while you sleep!  No fancy equipment required.  I also showed him how to quickly flavor his oatmeal so they taste just like his favorite muffins.

My dad has zero attention span, so if he can do it, you definitely can.  Click on the video below to learn this sneaky trick:

Recipe: Morning Glory Steel Cut Oats


4 cups of water
1 cup of steel cut / Irish oats
sea salt
3 tbsp chopped walnuts
3 tbsp grated carrot
2 tbsp raisins
2 tbsp chopped apples
a few sprinkles of ground cinnamon
maple syrup to taste, optional

Directions – How to Make Oats Overnight

  1. Bring 4 cups water to a boil.
  2. Add 1 cup steel cut (Irish) oats to the water. Cover the pot and turn off heat.
  3. Go to bed!
  4. When you wake up, the oats are cooked. Just sprinkle with sea salt, stir, and turn the stove on medium heat for 3-5 minutes to heat up.
  5. Top with chopped nuts, dried, fruit, cinnamon, or any other toppings and eat!

To mimic the flavor profile of dad’s favorite kind of muffin, Morning Glory, we added shredded carrots, raisins, walnuts, chopped apples, and a wee bit of cinnamon.

So delicious and gives you SO much more energy than a lame muffin.

What’s your favorite breakfast baked good? What kind of toppings can you use on your oatmeal to copy its flavors?


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