Overnight Honey-Almond Multigrain Oatmeal

I have been on quite an oatmeal kick lately. I eat oatmeal every morning and realized the breakfast that I eat every morning I have not been sharing with my readers. Why should I be keeping all of these delicious oatmeal recipes to myself? So here is one of my favorites. It combines two incredible grains, hearty whole grain steel cut oats and high fiber pearl barley. This incredible breakfast will keep you full and satisfied for hours. This one serving recipe comes from Cooking Light magazine. This one serving recipe makes it super easy to grab during busy mornings. No dividing the oatmeal between bowls, this one is all yours! If you feel generous enough to share this multigrain oatmeal, you can easily double this recipe, just make sure to add more microwaving time. 🙂

Overnight Honey-Almond Multigrain Oatmeal

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  • 1/3  cup  steel-cut oats
  • 2  tablespoons  uncooked pearl barley
  • 1 1/4  cups  water
  • 1/8  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon  ground cinnamon
  • 1/8  teaspoon  ground nutmeg
  • 1  tablespoon  sliced almonds, toasted
  • 1  tablespoon  honey

  1. In a large 4 cup capacity bowl, combine oats, barley, and 1 1/4 cups water. Cover and refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.
  2. Uncover bowl, and stir in salt. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 6 minutes, stirring well after 3 minutes, until most of liquid is absorbed, Stir in cinnamon and nutmeg. Top with toasted almonds and honey.

Source: Cooking Light, January 2010

17 Responses to “Overnight Honey-Almond Multigrain Oatmeal”

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    simplynutritiouskate — April 2, 2011 @ 9:31 am

    I have been craving blueberries like crazy lately, summer needs to hurry up! This oatmeal seriously looks so comforting though.

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    happywhennothungry — April 2, 2011 @ 10:09 am

    I love overnight oats! These look delicious. Love the fresh blueberries too!

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    Livin' in the Kitchen — April 2, 2011 @ 10:39 am

    I just got off my oatmeal kick! It was a great kick! I always added coconut shavings and peanut butter to my hot oatmeal, bananas too! This oatmeal looks delicious, so I just might have to try it out!
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    Jess = )

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    Fresh and Foodie — April 2, 2011 @ 12:13 pm

    Very nice! I like the addition of barely.

    My favorite oatmeal is a baked version I featured on by blog. You should try it one of these days! I love oatmeal.

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    katshealthcorner — April 2, 2011 @ 3:55 pm

    Oh oh oh my my my goshshsh!!! 😀 Best breakfast EVER!

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    Jenny — April 2, 2011 @ 6:34 pm

    I LOVE overnight oats but I’ve never made them with water. Interesting 😀

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    Michelle — April 2, 2011 @ 7:29 pm

    This looks so yummy! And easy! I usually make my overnight oats with yogurt and then eat it cold. I never thought to use water and heat it up. It’s a great idea 🙂

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    Julie — April 2, 2011 @ 8:35 pm

    Is there a difference between steel cut oats and old fashioned oats? I couldn’t find steel cut at our grocery store…

    • Mama Boyet replied: — April 3rd, 2011 @ 8:38 pm

      Yes, there is a HUGE difference between steel cut and old fashioned. You might want to look for Irish Oatmeal. But you definitely don’t want to use old fashioned oats with this recipe.

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    Sara — April 3, 2011 @ 12:32 am

    This sounds really interesting. I love barley and oatmeal but never would have thought to combine the two. I’ll have to try this – I love that you can soak the oats overnight and then cook them in a fraction of the time (and in the microwave, too!).

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    muppy — April 3, 2011 @ 1:05 am

    This looks really delicious, i’ll have to try it for my breakfast 🙂

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    Ellie — April 3, 2011 @ 1:58 am

    i never DON’T want oats when I see them haha! this looks delicious <3

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    Maris (In Good Taste) — April 3, 2011 @ 7:31 am

    Looks delicious and nutritious!

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    Honey @ Honey, What's Cooking — April 3, 2011 @ 1:41 pm

    this looks so good, i love blueberry oats.

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    Lena — April 4, 2011 @ 11:59 am

    i’ve never tried cooking pearl barley this way..most of the time i just boil them until semisoft. Soaking them overnite seems interesting though..

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    Diana — April 6, 2011 @ 2:54 pm

    I’m usually not an oatmeal fan because my only experiences with it have been with the overly watery, chunky, flavorless things floating in milk-kind, but this looks delicious and perfect for busy mornings! I’ll definitely be trying this! 🙂


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