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

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!

piseag June 03, 2011

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

alazzia December 22, 2008

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

mommandant April 22, 2008