Savory Overnight Steel-Cut Oats

Steel-cut oats are lower on the glycemic index than rolled oats, because they are less processed. They can take a while to cook but try this easy method to start them the night before. They are a chewy, creamy base for a savory breakfast, with hearty sausage, sweet potatoes and peppery watercress — you’ll get a hint of sweetness from a drizzle of maple.

Ingredients for servings

    Savory Overnight Steel-Cut Oats

  • 0.5 cup steel cut oats

  • 1 tsp tamari soy sauce

  • 1 cup cubed sweet potato

  • 1 cup watercress leaves

  • 2 Morningstar Farms Maple Breakfast Sausages (vegetarian) or turkey breakfast sausages

  • 2 tsp pure maple syrup


  • In a small pot, combine the steel-cut oats, water and tamari soy sauce. Place over high heat and bring to a full boil. Cover and cook for 1 minute, reducing the heat so it won’t boil over. Turn off the heat and leave the pot, covered, on the stove top overnight.

  • In the morning, place the pot over high heat again and bring to a boil, then stir often for 5 minutes, until the oats are tender.

  • Cube the sweet potato and place in a steamer, then steam for about 10 minutes. Prep the watercress leaves and reserve.

  • Just before serving, sear the sausage patties in a nonstick pan according to package directions, about 3 minutes.

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