Steel Cut Oat with Variations



Makes 4 servings (about 1-1.5 cup per serving)

  • To Make Basic Steel Cuts
    • 1 cup of uncooked steel cut oats
    • 3.5 cups of vanilla unsweetened almond milk (or water, cow’s milk, soymilk, or a combination of water and milk)
    • 1 Tablespoon of ground cinnamon
    • 2 Tablespoon of chia seeds
    • 2 Tablespoons of ground flaxseed
  • To Make Apple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oats
    • 2 medium apples, chopped
    • 1 Tablespoon of cinnamon
  • To Make Banana Nut Steel Cut Oats
    • 1 cup of walnuts, chopped or halves
    • 2 medium bananas, mashed
    • 1 Tablespoon of molasses
    • Optional: 1 cup of raisins
  • To make Blueberry Muffin Steel Cut Oats
    • 1 cup of blueberries (frozen or fresh)
    • 2 Tablespoons of brown sugar
  • To Make Chocolate Berry Coconut Steel Cut Oats
    • 2 Tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 1/8 cup of unsweetened coconut flakes
    • 1/2 cup fo fresh or frozen berries (blueberries, blackberries, and/or blackberries)
  • Optional Toppings to add to your already cooked steel cut oats: walnuts, almonds, pecans, fresh berries, nut butter or PB2, jams, maple syrup, etc.


  1. Put all the ingredients into the crockpot and stir the mixture well.
  2. Cook the steel-cut oats for 8 hours on Low overnight (or 3-4 hours on HIGH)
  3. The steel-cut oats are ready to eat! Add any additional toppings you would like!
  4. The leftovers can be refrigerated and reheated. Scoop out of container and microwave your steel cut outs with or without 1/8 cup of liquid (water or milk or milk substitute) for 2 minutes.
    The day after! Still delicious and it was ready in 2 minutes!

Recipe inspired by The Yummy Life

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