Every Sunday afternoon or evening (if I remember), I make a big pot of steel cut oats. I divide them into 5 individual containers for Phil to take to work and put the rest in a big container for me and the girls. This provides breakfast for the whole week. This small amount of planning ahead makes a quick weekday breakfast. It's as easy as pouring a bowl of ceral...scoop some in a bowl and heat it in the microwave. Add milk and it's a nice hot breakfast.
Steel Cut Oats (I quadruple this recipe for our family)
1 c. steel cut oats
3 c. water
Put the oats and water in a big pot. Bring to a simmer and turn down so it doesn't boil too rapidly. Cook for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally until it comes together like oatmeal should. Remove from heat. Stir in cinnamon, brown sugar and raisins to your taste. Eat immediately or divide into containers and refrigerate. To reheat, microwave for about 2 minutes.
I like to cool this down a little with some soy milk before I eat it. When I eat this for breakfast, I am not hungry for hours. I even sometimes have a hard time eating my lunch because I'm still full.
I have tried adding pureed pumpkin to this and have also cooked diced apples with the oats. Both turned out well, but we prefer the brown sugar, cinnamon and raisins.