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Overnight Steel Cut Oatmeal with Persimmons and Toasted Nuts

This overnight steel cut oatmeal recipe cuts the cooking time to less than 5 minutes! It's a delicious and nutritious hot breakfast that will help you get out of bed in the morning!
Yield: serves 2
Author: Maryanne Cabrera


  • 2 1/2 cups filtered water
  • 1/2 cup steel cut oats
  • 1 Tablespoon agave syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • sliced persimmion
  • spiced toasted pumpkin seeds
  • toasted sliced almonds


  • Bring water to a boil. Remove from heat.  Add steel cut oats and cover with lid.  Let sit overnight.
  • In the morning, uncover pot. The mixture should be creamy and slightly thickened. Season with agave syrup, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt. Stir and bring to boil. Let boil for about 30 seconds. Reduce heat and let simmer uncovered for 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened.
  • Ladle oatmeal into serving bowls. Adjust sweetness according to taste. Top with sliced persimmons, toasted pumpkin seeds and toasted sliced almonds.