Truck drivers, beat the morning rush with this quick and easy make ahead breakfast that will allow you to start every morning on the right track. Mason jar oatmeal is the perfect breakfast to make ahead of time and take on the road with you, so all you have to do in the morning is heat it up in the microwave.

The oatmeal will last five days in the fridge, just switch out your toppings to add variety to your morning meal.


  • 1 2/3 cups steel-cut oats
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Optional Mix-Ins

  • Milk or soy milk
  • Cinnamon or other spices
  • Raisins or other dried fruit
  • Fresh berries
  • Nuts or seeds
  • Jam
  • Honey


Bring the oats, water, and salt to a boil. Simmer for about 3 minutes then turn off the heat.

Divide the oatmeal among the jars. Let stand, uncovered, at room temperature for about an hour or until cool to the touch.

Top your oatmeal with optional mix-ins such as fresh fruit, cinnamon, jam or honey, then cap and refrigerate.

Take the cap off one jar and stir up the oatmeal inside. Microwave for 2 to 3 minutes, or until hot.

Check out more trucker friendly recipes from Len Dubois Trucking.