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Steel Cut Oatmeal

Learn how to make perfect steel cut oatmeal on the stovetop using my tips and guidelines - a cheap, easy and healthy breakfast for a family or meal prepping
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Diet Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes
Servings 3 servings
Calories 206kcal
Author Yumna Jawad



  • Place the water and salt in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat.
  • Add the steel cut oats, reduce heat to a low simmer. Cook until the water is absorbed, about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally and scraping along the bottom and sides of the pan to prevent sticking.
  • Remove from heat and let stand covered for a couple of minutes. Enjoy with your favorite toppings. Yields about 3 cups.



Storage: Store any leftovers in an airtight container. They will last about 5 days in the fridge.
Make Ahead Tips: You can make the oatmeal on the stovetop in advance. To reheat, simply add a splash of milk or water and microwave for 1 minute.
Substitutes: For best results, follow the recipe as is. However you can add up to 1 cup of milk to the water for a more creamy consistency.
* Please note the nutrition label does not include any toppings.


Calories: 206kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 206mg | Fiber: 6g | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 2mg