Savory Overnight Oats
Savory Overnight Oats. Courtesy of Roost Books
In the world of oats, the steel-cut variety, also known as “Irish oats,” is at the top of the “good-for-you” food chain. I’m crazy about them, but I’m not so fond of the fact that they take forever to cook. It’s the risotto of breakfast foods. And who has time for risotto at the crack of dawn? This overnight method cuts morning cooking time down dramatically and results in warm and creamy oats that will fuel you until lunchtime. Here, I do them up savory instead of sweet, with butter, salt, and black pepper instead of brown sugar or raisins. If you’ve never tried oats this way, do.