Go Back

No Cook Overnight Steel Cut Oats with Date Syrup

Author: Molly Patrick of Clean Food Dirty Girl


For the oats

  • 4 cups water 945ml
  • 1 cup steel cut oats 160g

For the Date Syrup

  • 8 dates soaked in hot water for at least 10 minutes.
  • 1 1/4 cup water 295ml
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt


For the oats

  • Bring the water to a boil in a medium sized pot. 
  • Add the oats and boil for one minute.
  • Turn off the heat, cover the pot with a lid and let them set for one hour. Transfer to a container and store in your fridge. 
  • The next morning stir your oats and be amazed at the perfection of it all.
  • You can heat them up or eat them just like that.
  • From here you can top them with whatever you like, but whatever you do be sure you make our Date Syrup to drizzle on top.

For the Date Syrup

  • After the dates have soaked, strain the water and take the pits out of each date.
  • Place the dates in a blender along with the water, cinnamon, vanilla and salt.
  • Blend until there are no more date pieces and the mixture is smooth.
  • I’ve been eating my oats cold and topping them with berries, toasted coconut and chopped pistachios and then of course, drizzling some Date Syrup over them.


There’s no need to add non-dairy milk because they aren’t dry. I urge you to get creative with your toppings. Apple and almond pieces could be awesome, peaches and toasted walnuts sounds like a wet dream and even going old school with banana and raisins sounds like a plan.