Overnight steel cut oats For two servings: Night before, add 1/2 c steel cut oats to 2 c water Bring to a boil over medium heat, boil for 1 minute. Turn off heat, cover pot, and let sit on the stove overnight. In the morning, the oats will have soaked up all the water and are ready!! You can stir in pumpkin or add anything else you want to the mix. Put them back on the stove and heat them through, and enjoy!