Steel Cut Oatmeal

How about some whole grain goodness for breakfast?

Steel Cut Oatmeal with Craisins, Raisins, Slivered Almonds, Flax Seed Meal, and Buttermilk

steel cut oatmeal with craisins raisins slivered almonds flax seed meal and buttermilk

I used to eat Quaker Oatmeal (the one that comes in the big cardboard cylinder) all the time when I was growing up. I even used to eat the packets of microwaveable oatmeal that come in different flavors (sometimes I’d just eat it straight out of the packet

And then I saw the "Oat Cuisine" episode on Good Eats that introduced me to steel cut oats. Steel cut oats are whole oat grains that have been cut with steel knives instead of being rolled flat. They have better texture, but take longer to cook.

After watching that episode, I wanted to get some. But most supermarkets either don’t sell it or sell it in small bags like those from Bob’s Red Mill. Around here, if you want to get your steel cut oats in bulk, you can find them in Whole Foods Market.

I riffed off of the Food Network recipe and added more stuff than just cinnamon. We always have craisins, raisins and slivered almonds sitting around for using in different recipes like scones, bread, or even salads. I added some flax seed meal for extra fiber. Topped it all off with the buttermilk, and added just a touch of agave nectar for sweetness.

I like this oatmeal because it has great texture and flavor. I also like it because of the extra fiber to clean me out :-)

What do you like to put in your oatmeal? Leave a comment and tell us about your favorite oatmeal toppings!

This post was entered in the Weekend Breakfast Blogging: Grains in My Breakfast roundup, created by Nandia and hosted by My Diverse Kitchen.

Aloha, Nate

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17 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Lando says:

    >Quaker Oats in the morning helped the hunger pangs before I headed off to class. Anything to stick to my ribs before lunch was a good thing. This recipe is looking much tastier than what I’m used to.

  2. judyfoodie says:

    >You know I was at the grocery store yesterday and saw some steel cut oatmeal and thought about buying some.

    When I was a kid my mum use to make two kinds of oatmeal, one savory one with lean pork in it and one sweet one that had egg in it. Must be a Chinese thing because my husband thinks it is the weirdest thing on the planet lol. I prefer the savory version.

  3. Robert says:

    >Steel cut oats, there is no comparison to quick cooking or instant. Such great texture on top of the taste.

  4. Nate-n-Annie says:

    >@Lando – you know, even though oatmeal is supposed to stick to my ribs, I’m hungry again by 10:30 – 11.

    @judyfoodie – don’t think…just buy! I heard about the sweet with egg, but not the savory. I shall have to try it.

    @Robert – yep!

  5. Jenster says:

    >I love old-fashioned rolled oats with milk, raisins and either a spoonful of homemade strawberry jam or brown sugar. I also found a great overnight crockpot oatmeal recipe that calls for chopped nuts and apples. The aroma in the morning is amazing!

    Now you have inspired me to try steel cut oats. I’ll add it to my shopping list.

  6. Nate-n-Annie says:

    >@Jenster – I bet that apple and oatmeal is enticing!

  7. Maggie says:

    >I like maple cream and walnuts in my oatmeal.

    I eat Bob’s Red Mill high fiber hot cereal a lot, think of it as super-tasty cream of wheat. I eat it with fruit and brown sugar but I also love it savory for breakfast with grated cheese and sliced hot sopprasetta. Cheddars, parmesan and smoked cheeses are good for this and pepperoni works in a pinch. Top it with fleur de sel and cracked black pepper.

  8. [eatingclub] vancouver || js says:

    >I love steel-cut oats, prefer it over the rolled kind. I would love to get more oatmeal into my diet, but it’s always a pain to have to cook it. At least, that’s my impression, standing over the stove and having to clean sticky oatmeal out of the pan. Is there a better way?

  9. Nate-n-Annie says:

    >@Maggie – Mmmm, maple and walnuts. Excellent, especially with top grade maple syrup.

    @JS – I soak the pot after I’m done, then clean up later.

  10. cook eat FRET says:

    >it’s the perfect breakfast. absolutely.
    or lunch
    or dinner…

    i use agave and buttermilk

    love it

  11. Nate-n-Annie says:

    >@cookeatFRET – if you make enough, you can store it in the fridge for a day or two, and reheat in the microwave anytime.

  12. Aparna says:

    >Thank you so much for sending this into WBB. Most interesting ingredients in your oatmeal.:)

  13. Nate-n-Annie says:

    >@Aparna – But not too strange, I hope?

  14. Susan says:

    >Cream, maple syrup and nuts. Like your toppings, too. Once I tried steel cut, there was no going back…except for Quaker’s classic rolled oats cookies. : }

  15. Nate-n-Annie says:

    >@Susan – yeah, we still have a canister of rolled oats for cookies.

  16. Sandy Smith says:

    >Oh my goodness – this looks and sounds heavenly! I’ve got a tub of steel cut oats in the pantry so I can’t wait to give this a try. And the weather is just getting cool enough for oatmeal mornings! Thanks!!

  17. Nate-n-Annie says:

    >@Sandy – have at it!

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