Jan 03

Hearty Simple Recipe for Steel Cut Oats

Creamy and delicious steel cut oats, great for breakfast or even lunch.

Do you like eating oatmeal for breakfast? We are big oatmeal fans in my house. On the blog we have a recipe for overnight oats. That’s made with regular quick oats. Have you had steel cut oats before? It’s totally different from the oatmeal we are all used to. Has more of a texture and is just as nutritious as the common oatmeal we are used to. Other names for steel cut oats are Scottish Oats and Irish Oats. Oats are known for lowering bad cholesterol, help stabilize blood sugar levels along with other great health benefits.

A bowl of steel cut oats are so versatile. You can add just about anything and have a different tasting oatmeal every morning. They are loaded with fiber and should hold you over until lunchtime. Another way to use the dry steel cut oats as well as regular oats are to add them to meatloaves. Instead of breadcrumbs, toss a handful and you will be adding fiber and nutrition to your loaf. Either a vegan or meatloaf.

This recipe is very simple and even if you make two servings, the cooked oats refrigerate well until the next day and heat up easily in the microwave. Try this soon and enjoy every spoonful.

Just a few suggestions for add-ins….

  • dried cranberries
  • currents
  • raisins
  • dried cherries or blueberries
  • sliced almonds
  • walnut pieces
  • pecan pieces
  • peanut butter, almond butter or seed butter
  • jam or jelly
  • bananas
  • sliced apples
  • chia seeds
  • flax seeds
  • hempseeds
  • cinnamon
  • shredded toasted coconut
  • pumpkin or sunflower seeds
  • yogurt

Hearty Simple Recipe for Steel Cut Oats

Serves 2


  • 1 1/2 cups cold water
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice, I used almond milk
  • 1/2 tbsp butter, vegan butter or coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup steel cut oats
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp sea salt



  1. In a medium saucepan, combine water and milk. Bring to a simmer. Let simmer on low heat.
  2. In a medium nonstick fry pan, add butter on medium heat, toss in oats to toast. Stir until a bit golden brown. This will add a rich depth of flavor to your oats. Cook about 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Add the oats into the liquid mixture. Add salt and cook on low for about 15 to 2o minutes or until the oats are nice and thick. Stir occasionally. All liquid should be absorbed. Make sure you don’t scorch or burn the bottom of the saucepan. Keep heat low and stir as needed.
  4. Take off heat and let sit for about 5 minutes. Toss in your favorite add-ins for that day. Pour into bowls. I like to top mine with cinnamon and then some dried fruit and nuts. Also, a little more almond milk.

Enjoy to your health!

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