Adapted from Martin who adapted it from David Kahn on Chowhound
Toast 1/2 cup of steel cut oats in about 1 tbsp of olive oil just until they start to brown and smell really good. Add to the oats, 2 cups of hot water and about 1 inch of vanilla bean split down the middle, bring the whole thing to a rolling boil, cover, and turn it off right away. The recipe says “go to sleep” but you don’t have to. You can stay up for a little bit.
It looks really soupy and wrong at this point but in the morning…it looks like this. The oats absorb all of the water.
Fill it with stuff you love and enjoy!