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steel cut oats

Steel Cut Oatmeal


  • 3-4 cups water or a mix of water and milk
  • 1 cup steel-cut oats
  • *For a single serving reduce ingredients to 1 cup of water and 1/4 cup oats.


  1. Use 3 cups of water for thicker oat grains or 4 cups of water for a creamy textured oatmeal. Pour the water into a saucepan and bring it to a boil over high heat.
  2. Pour the oats into the water and stir.
  3. Return the water to a rolling boil.
  4. Once the water is boiling, reduce the heat to low and bring the oats to a slow simmer.
  5. Let the oats simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally - be sure to scrape the bottom and sides of the pan. Cook until the desired consistency has been reached (total boil time between 20-30 minutes). The longer the cooking time, the thicker the oatmeal.

Recipe Notes

Serve immediately with your preferred toppings. You can also let the oats cool and then store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. The oats will thicken in the fridge; stir a little water or milk into them when reheating to loosen the mixture.
Recipe courtesy of Old World Garden Farms