Soak the steel cut oats in [boiling] water (4 parts water to 1 part oatmeal) in a covered container or saucepan the night before you plan to cook. The next morning, the oats will be softened and will cook in a fraction of the normal time.
These Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal Cups are a perfect portable oatmeal option! My kids love these and they are super healthy. It's so easy to mix this the night before and just bake it in the morning. Great easy breakfast recipe! Love this idea.