Make Breakfast Easier: Do The Overnight Oats Thing

Make Breakfast Easier: Do The Overnight Oats Thing

By Bracha Serle

Breakfast is one of those meals that one is either a diehard breakfast eater and never missed a breakfast in one’s lifetime – so much so that it’s impossible to function without it – or one can be the opposite and be the “who needs breakfast?” type. The latter type of person is such that even the thought of breakfast makes them sick to the stomach.

The studies say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and whether or not you like it, it should be eaten for the better of one’s health. So how can one make this meal a quick and easy grab-and-go meal that doesn’t need much thought and can be prepared at the beginning of the week?

I personally tried many different breakfasts and came to the conclusion that overnight steel-cut oats are one of my favorites. The best part is that it can be made into any flavor, depending on your mood or taste preference. You can also make it dry or moist, depending on your travel needs. Hot or cold, depending on weather. Basically, it’s super versatile and it just works. Also, steel-cut oats are not mushy and they have a delicious nutty, chewy bite that makes you feel satisfied and full.

Breakfast Overnight Steel-Cut Oats

  • 1/4 cup steel-cut oats
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 peach, diced
  • 1 tablespoon strawberry preserves
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla

Place strawberry preserves at the bottom of a mason jar. Cover with oats and place peaches on top. Store, sealed, in the fridge. Store milk combined with vanilla in a separate container in the fridge. The night before you want to have it for breakfast, pour the milk in and seal the jar. By morning, the oats will be cooked and on the drier end; you can add more milk or yogurt if you like them more moist, but I like them dry.

Bracha Serle works as a private chef specializing in healthy cooking such as gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, nut-free, and other dietary restrictions or allergies. She also does end-product marketing for kosher food companies and supermarkets, teaching consumers how to use new food products on a daily basis. Bracha gives clean-eating healthy cooking classes and demonstrations. You can check out her work on Instagram @shesthechef and can be reached via email at