10 Minute Steel Cut Oatmeal

  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 15m
  • Cook Time : 10m
  • Ready In : 15m

Pictured in Photo: steel cut oats with diced apple.

You now have one less reason for not making steel cut oats. Most people like steel cut oats but they do not like the 30 to 40 minute cooking time. You can reduce cooking time to as little as 10 minutes using this recipe  requiring a few minutes of prep the night before.

10 Minute Steel Cut Oatmeal produces a creamier oatmeal since less water is lost to evaporation and more is absorbed by the oats. As a result, this recipe can make up to 5 servings compared to 4 servings for 30 minute cooked oats. For the consistency of regularly cooked oats, reduce water by 1/4 to 1/3 cup making about four 7 oz. (200 g) servings.

Cook’s Tips

Refrigerate leftovers and reheat in a microwave oven 1 to 3 minutes on medium power for an individual serving. Oatmeal will have about the same consistency as fresh cooked oats. If it is too thick, stir in 1 or 2 tablespoons of water and heat in microwave oven 10 to 50 seconds on high if desired.

For more fiber, vitamins and minerals, add your favorite fresh fruit like blueberries, strawberries, kiwi, mango, and banana.

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Steel Cut Oatmeal


  • 1 cup (200 g) steel cut oats
  • 4 cups (960 ml) cold water
  • 1/2 peel and cored apple or pear, diced (optional)
  • Flavorings to Taste
  • Granulated sugar
  • Brown sugar
  • Maple syrup
  • Honey
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Allspice

Method of Preparation

Step 1

The night before serving, bring 3 cups of water to a boil in a heavy medium sauce pan. Turn off heat, add oats, stir and cover. Do not refrigerate.

Step 2

When ready to cook, add remaining one cup of water and diced fruit if desired. Stir and bring to a simmer. Cook, uncovered 10 minutes on medium to low heat to maintain a simmer or until oats reach desired consistency. If you are using a thin walled pan, stir occasionally to prevent sticking.

Step 3

Remove from heat and cool 5 minutes. Sweeten to taste.

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

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  • Total Fat

  • Saturated Fat

  • Trans Fat

  • Cholesterol

  • Sodium

  • Carbohydrates

  • Dietary Fiber

  • Sugar

  • Protein

  • Serving Size:

    1/4th recipe without fruit, unsweetened