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Overnight Refrigerator Strawberry Banana Coconut Steel Cut Oatmeal is made overnight in a glass jar and is waiting for you when you wake up.  Healthy, full of flavor and filling this makes the perfect start to your day or even a snack mid-day. 

Overnight Refrigerator Strawberry Banana Coconut Steel Cut Oatmeal

We just returned from a weekend in South Haven, Michigan.  It was such a beautiful weekend and the weather was perfect.  We were camping with my husband’s family which meant Will and Drew got a lot of cousin time, which they love.  When Sunday night rolled around I knew that Monday would be rough. Any time we go away for the weekend it takes a good day to get back into the swing of things and get organized. I made a few jars of this Overnight Refrigerator Strawberry Banana Coconut Steel Cut Oatmeal which made breakfast Monday morning so easy.

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I like to have breakfast waiting for me in the morning.  To be totally honest mornings in my house can be a bit crazy and I don’t even have school aged kids yet.  Between two hungry toddlers and trying to get everyone ready for the day, mornings can be a challenge.

When you prep this Overnight Refrigerator Strawberry Banana Coconut Steel Cut Oatmeal the night before, you don’t have to worry about making breakfast while the chaos swirls around you.  You have it ready and waiting when you wake up.  Another nice thing about this is if you make a double or triple batch, you can send one to work with your significant other or bring it to work for yourself.

Overnight Refrigerator Strawberry Banana Coconut Steel Cut Oatmeal

These Overnight Refrigerator Strawberry Banana Coconut Steel Cut Oatmeal aren’t your basic overnight oats, but have strawberries, bananas and coconut milk in them for extra flavor and excitement.  If you aren’t a fan of coconut milk, you can easily substitute your favorite milk from plain milk to almond milk to soy milk.  I used plain yogurt in my oats but once again I think you can easily swap that for your favorite yogurt like Greek yogurt to give it a little extra tang and protein.

Overnight Refrigerator Strawberry Banana Coconut Steel Cut Oatmeal

I love the texture of steel cut oats but some people don’t like how chewy they are.  If you aren’t a fan then add an extra 1/4 cup of milk to the oats and microwave them for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes to help them become softer.  Another thing that is great with this recipe is that you can substitute whatever fresh fruit you have on hand from blueberries, to blackberries, to peaches. Your kids will never get bored with these oats.

These are the steel cut oats I use: Bob’s Red Mill Organic Steel Cut Oats, 4 – 24-Ounce bags

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Overnight Refrigerator Strawberry Banana Coconut Steel Cut Oatmeal

Overnight Refrigerator Strawberry Banana Coconut Steel Cut Oatmeal

  • Author: Julia // A Cedar Spoon
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Breakfast, Snack

Description

Overnight Refrigerator Strawberry Banana Coconut Steel Cut Oatmeal is made overnight in a glass jar and is waiting for you when you wake up. Healthy, full of flavor and filling this makes the perfect start to your day or even a snack mid-day.


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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Bob’s Red Mill steel cut oats
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk {or milk of your choice}
  • 1/3 cup low fat yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 banana, chopped
  • Garnish:
  • Fresh strawberries

Instructions

  1. In a mason jar or glass jar of your choice combine the steel cut oats, coconut milk, yogurt, honey and vanilla. Close the jar and refrigerate overnight.
  2. When you are ready to eat, stir in the bananas, another drizzle of honey and the strawberries..

Notes

Steel cut oats can be a bit chewy and some people do not like that texture. If you prefer a softer texture then you can add an extra 1/4 cup of milk and microwave them for 1 1/2 minutes or until they become softer.

Overnight Refrigerator Strawberry Banana Coconut Steel Cut Oatmeal

Today’s post was not compensated but I was sent product to try from Bob’s Red Mill.  As always opinions are 100% my own. Thanks for supporting brands that make A Cedar Spoon possible. 

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Wednesday 17th of October 2018

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Kelley

Friday 28th of August 2015

I love overnight oats but I haven't tried them using steel cut oats- but I am now!

Julia

Saturday 29th of August 2015

They are a nice change if you normally do oats. Give it a try!!

Marisa @ All Our Way

Friday 28th of August 2015

That sounds wonderful. We are going to be leaving for several weeks and preparing the oatmeal the night before is such a great idea. I think I may zap it for a few seconds in the microwave just to get it warm. Thank you for sharing!

heather @french press

Friday 28th of August 2015

I'm with you, anu morning when I can have breakfast waiting for me is a good one - and we LOVE bobs steel cut oats

Julia

Friday 28th of August 2015

I agree! It helps to have something healthy ready!

Jennifer A Stewart

Friday 28th of August 2015

I never ate oatmeal growing up, I always had grits. My hubby on the other hand always had oatmeal. We fight about breakfast but after this maybe not I have tried steel cut oats before and LOVED the texture and their flavor is intensified! Thanks!

Julia

Friday 28th of August 2015

That is funny! :) This might be your answer and a great compromise!

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