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An overhead shot of a bowl of steel cut oats with banana slices, blueberries, and an almond butter drizzle on top.
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Creamy Steel Cut Oats

Make the perfect bowl of creamy steel cut oats. This recipe makes a large batch that can be reheated for a quick breakfast throughout the week!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: steel cut oatmeal
Servings: 4


  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 4 cups water
  • pinch of sea salt
  • toppings of choice: cinnamon, banana, berries, hemp seeds, chia seeds, maple syrup, etc.


  • Place oats, water and salt into a saucepan and bring to a boil, watching carefully so the water doesn’t boil over. Turn down heat quickly and allow the oats to simmer for 1 minute.
  • Remove from heat and let cool. Cover with a lid and place in the fridge overnight.
  • The next morning, portion out the amount you want to eat and heat in a saucepan over medium-high heat until hot.
  • Portion the oatmeal into bowl(s). Dress with toppings of choice. I love banana slices, berries and nut butter.


  • I have used this same method and let the oats sit out overnight without any issues, but due to food safety concerns I have updated the recipe and recommend storing the oats in the fridge instead of at room temperature.
  • For storing: Let the leftover cooked oats cool and place in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week. You can reheat the oatmeal on the stove top or in the microwave throughout the week for a quick breakfast (just add a little water or milk if it gets too thick).


Serving: 1bowl without toppings | Calories: 75kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 45mg | Fiber: 2g