This technique will solve the time-crunch problem on busy fall and winter mornings. My friends Cindy from my knitting group and Becky from Vintage Mixer both use a similar method to make oatmeal. I adapted the short cut instructions on the back of the McCann's Steel Cut Oats can.
Here's what you do:
The night before you want to serve the oats:
Measure out 1 cup of water and bring it to a boil. I like to add a pinch of salt to the boiling water. Add 1/4 cup of cereal and stir in. Let the cereal cook for 4-5 minutes. I like my oatmeal creamy so I simmered mine for 7 minutes. Take the pan off the heat and refrigerate the mixture overnight. In the morning, remove the oatmeal and either heat it in the same pot or heat it in the microwave. This makes one generous individual serving. I make two servings for B and I.
Das Cafe's 5 grain oatmeal. You could cook the cereal with milk or almond milk instead of water, and serve it with fresh fruit. Add some honey or agave... whatever you like.
Try it and experiment with your own version. You can't go wrong.