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How to Cook Steel Cut Oats - How to get perfectly creamy, perfectly cooked oats every time PLUS so many ways to top them!

How to Cook Steel Cut Oats


  • Author: One Lovely Life
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
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Ingredients

  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup steel cut oats (gluten free, if needed)
  • pinch salt
  • 1/4 cup milk (I use almond, cashew, or coconut), plus more as desired
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

Instructions

  1. Bring the water to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. When the water is boiling, add oats and a pinch of salt.
  2. Reduce heat to low and cook 15-20 minutes, or until most of the water is absorbed and the oats are tender.
  3. Stir in milk and vanilla and remove from heat. Top with your favorite toppings!

Notes

Make them ahead! A great thing about steel cut oats is that it’s almost impossible for them to end up gluey. They maintain their slightly chewy texture and can even be re-heated, so you can make a batch Monday and warm up a bowl each morning for the rest of the week.

Breakfast on the go. You can pack cooked oats in single serving jars or containers for a quick on-the-go breakfast to warm up at work or right before school.

Gluten Free? Oats themselves are gluten free, though farming and processing procedures often cause cross contamination with gluten/wheat. If this is a concern for you, be sure to buy certified gluten free oats. We love these.

  • Category: Breakfast, oatmeal
  • Method: stovetop

Keywords: oatmeal, oats, steel cut oatmeal, vegan, gluten free