Stovetop Overnight Oats - VeryVera

Stovetop Overnight Oats

Set these up the night before and you’ll have instant oats the next morning!

  • Prep Time: 5m
  • Cook Time: 5m
  • Total Time: 10m


  • 1 tsp. butter or olive oil
  • 1 c steel-cut oats
  • 3 c water
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 c milk (optional)


  1. Measure out your oats. Start this the night before you want to have steel-cut oatmeal.
  2. Heat the butter or oil in a 2-quart saucepan over medium heat. Add the oats and fry them until they start smelling toasty, about 3 minutes.
  3. Stir in the water and salt. Bring to a rolling boil.
  4. Turn off the heat and cover the pan. Leave it on the stove, and go to bed!
  5. The next morning, uncover the pan and bring the oatmeal back up to a simmer.
  6. If you would like thinner and creamier oatmeal, stir in a cup of milk before reheating.
  7. When the oatmeal is warm, scoop out and enjoy!