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bowl of steel cut oats topped with berries
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How To Cook Steel Cut Oats 3 Ways

How to make steel cut oats on the stove top, in the slow cooker, and overnight.  Great for weekend meal prep.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: BREAKFAST, DIET, KITCHEN BASICS, oatmeal
Cuisine: American, gluten free, meal prep, vegan
Calories: 1993kcal
Author: Dani Spies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 4 cups water
  • butter coconut oil or cooking spray
  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • pinch of salt *optional
  • cinnamon stick *optional

Instructions

  • In a medium saucepan, bring water and milk to a boil. Add oats and stir. Watch them closely for the first couple of minutes because sometimes they like to bubble up and over.
  • Cover and simmer 20-30 minutes over low heat until oats reach the consistency you like (20 minutes for chewy, al dente oats, 30 minutes for more creamy).
  • Scoop into bowls and serve with your favorite toppings.
  • In a medium saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add oats and stir.
  • Cover and turn off the heat. Let sit overnight.
  • In the morning add a splash of water (or milk) to loosen the oats and heat over medium-low heat until warmed through.
  • Scoop into bowls and serve with your favorite toppings.
  • Coat the slow cooker with butter, coconut oil or cooking to spray to prevent the oats from sticking.
  • Add oats, water milk, salt and cinnamon to your slow cooker and stir.
  • Cover and cook on low setting 4-6hours, or on high for 2-3 hours.
  • Scoop into bowls and serve with your favorite toppings.

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Notes

I like using the unsweetened almond milk because it adds a subtle sweetness and creamy texture but, if you prefer, you can use all water for each technique and still have super creamy, delicious oats.

Nutrition

Calories: 1993kcal | Carbohydrates: 321g | Protein: 82g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 1400mg | Fiber: 56g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 1500mg | Iron: 19.9mg