Learn how to make a delicious bowl of steel-cut oatmeal. It is the perfect nourishing and filling healthy breakfast.
Breakfast can a hit or miss for me. I don’t usually wake up hungry, so if I do eat, it is usually later in the morning. I always want the first thing I eat to be light and hearty, and a bowl of steel-cut oats fits these criteria. Steel-cut oats are delicious with butter, a drizzle of maple syrup, and fresh fruit.
What are Steel Cut Oats?
There are a few different ways the whole oats can be processed, which results in different kinds of oatmeal, one of which is Steel-cut oats. Steel-cut oats are produced when the whole oats are cut with a steel blade into two or three pinhead pieces. This results in a heartier and chewier texture in the oatmeal.
Steel-cut oats are the least processed type of oats and they generally take the longest to cook. On average it takes 15 - 20 minutes for them to get tender.
Key Ingredients in Steel Cut Oatmeal
Steel Cut Oats
Steel-cut oats are easy to find. I got them in the baking section or the bulk foods section at my local grocery store.
One thing to note about steel-cut oats: I have tried two different brands of steel-cut oats, and I have found that they cook a little differently. One brand took a little over 20 minutes to cook and the oatmeal was very nutty and hearty. The other brand cooked in under 10 minutes, and the oatmeal was actually closer to quick-cooking oats but with a bit more bite to them.
One brand wasn’t better than the other but they cooked differently and gave a different texture. So that’s something to look out for!
This oatmeal is delicious by itself but sometimes I like to add a bit of sweetness to my oatmeal. This recipe uses maple syrup, but I sometimes add a pinch of sugar instead!
I love to eat fresh fruit every day, and especially for breakfast! You could add fresh blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, or chopped apples on top!
- You will need a 4 - 1 ratio when cooking your oatmeal. 4 parts water, and 1 part oats.
- Stir your steel-cut oatmeal often. Depending on how you like your oatmeal it may need a splash more water as it cooks. I prefer a porridge consistency so I always like to add in more water.
I hope you give this recipe a try soon. What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? Leave a comment below letting me know!
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Learn how to make a delicious bowl of steel-cut oatmeal. It is the perfect nourishing and filling healthy breakfast. Steel-cut oats are delicious with butter, a drizzle of maple syrup, and fresh fruit.
2 cups water
½ cup of steel-cut oats*
2 tablespoons butter
Salt to taste
Handful of blueberries
Pinch of cinnamon
Bring the water to a boil in a medium saucepot. Add in the steel cut oats. Cook until the oats are soft*, 7 - 10 minutes.
Stir in the butter and add salt to taste. Add blueberries, drizzle over maple syrup, and a pinch of cinnamon. Enjoy!
*The cooking time varies depending on the brand you use. I have tried two different brands of steel-cut oats. One brand takes longer to cook- closer to 20 minutes. However, the oats used in this recipe take about 7 - 10 minutes to cook.
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