Overnight oatmeal makes breakfast super fast and easy. That type of breakfast is a necessity with a newborn.  The first couple weeks of maternity leave I either skipped breakfast altogether or didn’t eat until noon.  Now I’m making an effort to eat something healthy right when we get up so I start the day off right and have plenty of energy.   

I tried this recipe the other day after reading this post on the Kitchn.  Oatmeal preferences vary a lot from person to person so this worked for me but may need a bit of tweaking based on how you like yours.

Strawberry, banana and honey overnight steel cut oats


1 cup steel cut oatmeal
2 cups milk (I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk)
Handful of strawberries, sliced
1 banana, sliced
Honey, to taste


Combine the oats and milk in a container with a cover. Stir well and keep in the fridge overnight.

In the morning, stir and put desired amount into a microwave safe bowl (this recipe makes a few servings). Microwave on high for 1-2 minutes, or until desired texture is achieved.

Top with strawberries, bananas and honey.

Note, when I removed the oats in the morning I was surprised with how much liquid was still in the oats. The oats were also still very chewy. I prefer them softer and warm, so I microwaved it. First for a minute, and that wasn’t enough time, 2 minutes seemed just right (the oats were softer and the liquid was almost fully absorbed).