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Steel Cut Oatmeal

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword Breakfast, Healthy, Oats
Servings 4 Servings


  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 3 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup milk, whole or reduced fat
  • ΒΌ teaspoon salt, optional


  1. In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add oats and toast for 2 minutes, stirring often. Add boiling water, reduce heat to medium-low, and cover and cook 25 to 30 minutes. Do not stir.
  2. Add milk and salt (if using), stir, cover, and cook for an additional 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from heat and allow the oatmeal to sit undisturbed for 10 minutes before serving.

Recipe Notes

Oats have a tendency to absorb liquid, so if you feel like your oatmeal is dry, feel free to add a splash of milk.