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Easy Make-Ahead Apple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oatmeal

  • Author: Alexis
  • Prep Time: 8 hours
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 8 hours 5 mins
  • Yield: 4
  • Category: Breakfast


Prepare these apple cinnamon steel-cut oats the night before and wake up to a healthy, wholesome breakfast!


  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 medium apple, cored and diced (I used Honeycrisp)
  • 2 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. In a medium pot over high heat, bring water to a boil.
  2. Once water is boiling, add oats, salt, apple, flaxseed, cinnamon and maple syrup. Boil for about two minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent overflow.
  3. After two minutes, remove pan from heat. The oatmeal should stop boiling. Stir in vanilla. Cover pot and allow mixture to sit overnight.
  4. In the morning, heat pot over medium heat to warm through. Top with additional cinnamon and maple syrup, if desired.


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