Overnight blueberry Irish oatmeal for two

If you don’t think that you have time to make oatmeal from scratch every morning this is the answer for you; the nutty chewy goodness of cooked steel cut oats in about 10 minutes.






  • A couple of hours before you get ready for bed, bring the water to the boil in a medium microwave safe container, when the water has boiled, stir in oats, cover, and let sit for 30 minutes. (If you don’t have a microwave, just boil the water and add the oats.)
  • Put into the fridge. I wrote to Health Canada about the safety of leaving this out all night on the counter and the Coles notes version to that question was – ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR MIND? NO!
  • As soon as you get up the next morning, get the oatmeal out of the fridge, stir and pour it into a small pot on the stove, if it looks really thick add a little more water.
  • Heat over medium. Bring back to the boil, add oat bran and dried blueberries, stir well, and let simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from heat, stir, divide in half, add milk, sprinkle with cinnamon, and sweetener of choice if desired, and enjoy.


Calories 188
Protein 8 g
Carbohydrates 37.8 g
Fat 2.4 g
Fibre 5 g
Sodium 36 mg