Steel Cut Oatmeal

oatmeal with cinnamon milk

One morning last week I had to take my car in to have a tire patched (apparently I had run over an enormous screw), and while my car was being worked on – I walked over to a little restaurant and ordered myself a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast.   My heart really tugged on the “potato mess” listed on the menu (potatoes covered in cheese, salsa, and guacamole), but I was good and went with the heart-healthy oatmeal and fruit.   I sat outside where it was sunny and warm, and had a really nice peaceful breakfast.

I don’t know about you – but I really love the comforts of steel cut oatmeal for breakfast.  I always have.

Especially when the bowl is loaded with fresh organic fruit!!

steel cut oatmeal with fruit

Sometimes I’ll sprinkle ground flaxseeds and a little extra cinnamon to the top of my oatmeal for the added nutritional benefits.  You can grind flaxseeds in a coffee grinder.

Hope you enjoy these simple steel cut oats!!


Steel Cut Oatmeal
Yield: 2 servings

Steel Cut Oatmeal

Additional Time 45 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • 1 cup steel-cut oats
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup toasted pecans
  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 3-inch cinnamon stick (or 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon)


  1. Add the almond milk and cinnamon stick (or ground cinnamon) to a small sauce pan and bring to a low boil.
  2. Remove from heat, cover with the lid, and let stand for 10 minutes.
  3. In a medium saucepan, bring 4 cups of water and the salt to a boil over high heat.
  4. Add the oats and reduce the heat to medium low. Simmer, uncovered for about 25-35 minutes, or cook longer for desired consistency.
  5. Stir frequently to prevent scorching on the bottom.
  6. Strain the cinnamon-infused milk into the oatmeal. A
  7. dd 1 tablespoon of honey and stir to combine.
  8. Serve the oatmeal in bowls and top with toasted pecans and fresh seasonal fruit.
  9. Also serve with extra honey as desired.


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