You’ll want to ‘steel’ this!

Hi there! It’s Wednesday! (just in case ya didn’t already know!)

This morning… My breakfast tasted “GORGEOUS!” (thank you Taylor for suggesting this wonderful food adjective!)

You will definitely want to ‘Steel’ this recipe!

Scrumptious Overnight Butternut Squash Steel Cut Oatmeal

I have ALWAYS wondered if overnight oats would work with steel cut oats as opposed to rolled oats.

Not only did steel cut overnight oats work, they tasted amazing! The texture was much more crunchy/chewy than regular overnight oats.. (Which I loved!) I will definitely be making these much more often!

Here is the recipe!!

  • 1/4 cup steel cut oats
  • 1/3 cup canned butternut squash (pumpkin would also work here)
  • 1/2 ripe banana
  • 1 tbs chia seeds
  • 1/4 + 1/8 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice and Cinnamon

Garnish: 1/2 tbs almond butter mixed with 1/2 tbs maple syrup. + Cacao nibs

Since my banana was frozen, I microwaved the banana and butternut squash together until the banana was soft. Mix in the rest of the ingredients (steel cut oats, chia seeds, milk, vanilla, and spices). Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Do this now! They were THAT good!

I like to make mine in a jar – just cause jars are cute 🙂

The reason I used butternut squash in these oats is because I had left over squash from this amazing recipe that I made last night for my not so cheesy vegan mac n’ cheez! (It’s one of my favs!)

I used these weird tofu/yam noodles that I was curious to try - they were pretty good..Pasta is better!

I love this sauce so much, I use it on everything!

My lunch today:

Cheezy egg scramble with spinach and roasted red peppers.

For lunch dessert I had:

Sliced granny smith apple with cinnamon. Homemade trail mix with salted cashews, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, pistachios, goji berries, and raisins.

Notice the apple core- I love eating the core (it might be my favorite part).. Just because I’m so hard ‘core.’

Does anyone else eat the apple core?!

I’ve got a busy afternoon ahead, so gotta get a move on!




Filed under Almond Butter, Apple, Breakfast, Eggs, Lunch, Oats, Vegetarian

4 responses to “You’ll want to ‘steel’ this!

  1. superzanne

    Hi Ellie! Your great-maman use to eat the core of apples all the time…so, now you know where you get it from ;)! And now I know what day it is….finally!

  2. I’ve tried pumpkin in my oatmeal but never butternut squash.
    I clearly need to search for it, next time shopping 😉

  3. Hey! Thanks for your comment on my blog. I am glad I have found yours now. We really do eat similarly! Except I have never eaten an apple core, haha. I have to admit I’m a bit intrigued though and just might have to try it next time. 🙂

    Steel cut oats are my favorite! I have been meaning to make up a bit batch. I love cooking them up ahead of time overnight in my crockpot. It makes breakfasts so easy in the busy mornings.

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