Blueberry Muffin Oatmeal

March 14, 2016   10 Comments

This is an overnight steel-cut oats recipe for those busy people out there who don’t have 45 minutes in the morning to cook.

Blueberry Muffin Oatmeal

The addition of “blueberry muffin” is a sales pitch to my family who tend to shy away from steel cut oats. I’ve been told that they taste like dirt so I am attempting to push them without anyone noticing.

The difference between rolled and steel cut oats is that while both contain whole grain oats, they are processed differently. Rolled oats are steamed, rolled, steamed again and toasted, ending up as thin flakes. Steel cut oats are made from oat kernels that have been chopped into thick pieces.

The thick pieces of oats take longer to digest and rank lower on the glycemic index than rolled oats. I do feel like they keep me fuller for longer.

The problem with steel cut is that they take a long time to cook but that can be solved with a wee bit of planning.

Blueberry Muffin Oatmeal Recipe

1.6 from 21 reviews

Makes 4 – 1 cup servings

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1 cup steel-cut oats
3 cups water
pinch of salt
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
brown sugar, maple syrup, honey to taste


The night before you want to eat oatmeal put oats, water, and salt in a large saucepan (allow room for oatmeal expansion). Boil for one minute. Allow pan to cool and store in refrigerator.

In the morning, put the saucepan back on the stove. When heated through and stir in frozen blueberries (to thaw them). If you are using fresh blueberries, top the oatmeal with them and serve with brown sugar, honey, maple syrup to taste.

Nutrition Facts

One cup cooked oatmeal with blueberries without sugar = 161 calories, 2.5 g fat, 0.5 g saturated fat, 27.0 g carbohydrates, 0 g sugar, 5.0 g protein, 4.0 g fiber, 4 mg sodium, 4 SmartPts

Points values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only. See all Snack Girl Recipes

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How much sweetener do you use as a starting point?

@Steve -I start with one teaspoon and use many blueberries. Thanks for your question!

Love this Lisa! I've been looking for this simple overnight recipe for steel cut oats. I have time to cook in the morning, but love to make a big batch for the week on Monday and heat 1 serving each morning. Apples are also good & need little to no sweetening; chop and sauté on small pan with 1/2 tsp. Smart Balance drawing out the juice. Add cinnamon to taste and top steel cut oats. Almonds or walnuts add some crunch & protein. My favorite go-to breakfast!

These look fantastic! I’ve got some blueberries left, I’m going to make a batch of these today and My family loves them So much, the flavor is better when warm, Thanks for sharing with us

YASSS! This was posted at the most perfect time. I'm making this for breakfast tomorrow.

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I've been making my steel cut oats like you the night before. Sometimes I add dried cranberries after boiling the oat mixture for a minute. They're nice and plump the next day. I also add some form of fresh fruit, diced apple, blueberries or strawberries.

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