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Steel Cut Oatmeal Recipe

Steel Cut OatmealUncooked Steel cut oats

I’m not a big oatmeal fan but I know it’s good for you so I have it once in awhile.

Old-fashioned, rolled oats have already had the bran removed and are then rolled flat.  Steel-cut oats are essentially the unprocessed oat kernels, which have been cut into two or three pieces using a steel disc.  Hence, the name steel-cut. 

As a result, steel-cut oats are nuttier and chewy, offering a lot more texture than traditional oatmeal.  They keep me full longer than traditional oats. 

Here’s my favorite recipe for steel-cut oatmeal.  It’s simple, but delicious.  Unsweetened almond butter, splenda, and a dash of cinnamon.


Cooked steel cut oats with peanut butter and brown sugar.

Steel-Cut Oatmeal

1 cup steel cut oats
6 cup water

Add about 6 cups water in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil, stir in 1 cup steel cut oats. Stirring occasionally. 

Reduce to medium-low heat, allowing oatmeal to simmer (with lid on) for 20 minutes (depending on desired consistency)  my family likes it al dente, a little chewy and not mushy.
Remove from heat, drain and rinse under cold water until water runs clear, it might take awhile.  It now looks like boiled rice.  You can now refrigerate and reheat in microwave.  This will last you all week.

To Serve:
Measure ½ cup cooked steel cut oats, ¼ or ½ cup of milk or almond milk, heat in microwave. Then add toppings.

Topping Suggestions:
Peanut butter or Almond butter
Chopped, toasted Nuts
Coconut Milk, Almond Milk, or for a cold oatmeal stir in Fat Free Yogurt
toasted, unsweetened Coconut
Spices such as Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Ginger, Pumpkin Pie Spice
Any fresh or dried fruit
Maple Syrup or any sweetener you like

Nutritional Information:

Makes: 6 servings  (just the cooked oatmeal without toppings)
250 grams Per Serving:

Calories 52
Fat 0.9g
Protein 1.8g
Carbohydrate 9.2g
Dietary Fiber 1.4g
Net Carbs 7.5g


Comments on: "Steel Cut Oatmeal Recipe" (2)

  1. For the longest time I wondered about steel cut oats — why they were called “steel”! Thanks for clearing that up. Oatmeal definitely keeps me full in the morning so I’m back on that. I like my oatmeal pretty firm so I don’t add more than 1/2-cup water to 1/2-cup oats. I know I’ll prefer the steel cut oats and by chance… I’m running out of oatmeal! I’ll get the right ones this time!! thanks for the timely post!


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