Steel Cut Oatmeal in white bowls

How to cook the perfect Steel Cut Oatmeal

  • Author: Colleen
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


A how-to on cooking the perfect Steel Cut Oatmeal every time; the best hearty breakfast to keep you full and to jumpstart your day.




  1. Place oatmeal, milk, water, and salt in a medium/large saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat.
  2. As soon as the liquid boils, reduce the heat to low, cover, and cook at a gentle simmer. Don’t walk away from the pot at this point because the oats can have a tendency to boil over. If they start to foam too high up, remove the lid and stir until the liquid goes down. If this doesn’t do the trick, temporarily lift the pan off of the heat.
  3. Let the oats gently simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally and scraping along the bottom of the pan to prevent sticking. If your oats start to become thicker than your liking while they are still cooking, add in additional water or milk.
  4. Remove the oatmeal from the heat and enjoy with your favorite toppings.


  1. For this particular recipe I highly recommend reading the whole blog post as I really get into my tips and tricks for perfect steel cut oatmeal!
  2. This is just the base recipe, add any of your favorite toppings once done! I love to add a little vanilla protein powder, fresh fruit, and nut butter to mine.
  • Category: breakfast
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 240
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Fat: 14.2g
  • Carbohydrates: 24.3g
  • Protein: 5.7g

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