Steel Cut Oatmeal in a Thermos Overnight

Total Time
6hrs 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 6 hrs

I read the recipie for this in a crock pot, but mine is rather large and I only wanted to make 1 serving. My Mom has been cooking whole wheat "wheat berries" in a thermos overnight, so I tried the steel cut oats, turned out perfect, so easy! I will definetaly do it again, and wanted to share


  1. Measure oats into thermos.
  2. Pour over boiling water.
  3. I boiled water in the microwave, easy.
  4. Close thermos tightly, enjoy in the morning!
  5. Drain out excess water, stir in dried fruit, sugar, milk whatever you prefer.
Most Helpful

5 5

This is such a great way to have breakfast ready in the morning. I do find I need to heat the oatmeal up in the morning (despite using a stainless steal thermos), so I prepare my microwavable dish before retiring for the night as well. I chop a little apple and add some cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves to the dish. In the morning I dump the oatmeal in, stir and in a minute or two I have a perfect breakfast. Thanks!

5 5

This is a favorite breakfast in our house. It's very simple and it's excellent, both in taste and nutrition.

4 5

seemed crazy but I tried it and it works! I would add a little salt next time.