Steel Cut Oats

November 13, 2013

Recently I’ve been loving on steel cut oats. Though nutritionally they are not dissimilar to my beloved rolled oats, there’s something special about these golden groats. I find the texture so fun! Steel cut oats are wonderfully chewy, the tiny bites pop in your mouth. I’m addicted.

In fact, I find the combination of rolled and steel such porridge fun I thought I should share it with you today for Wednesday Breakfast Club.

To make this mix I combine 1/4 cup steel-cut oats with 1/4 cup rolled oats in a small saucepan. Then I’ll soak the oats in some milk for ~15 minutes while I have a shower and get dressed, before heating them for ~20 minutes on the stove top, diligently stirring to ensure they cook well. During this time I often read and reply to emails on my phone. The stirring calms me.

Then it’s time to play with toppings. Of late I’ve had a hankering for toasted sunflower seeds or pepitas. Or both. Often I’ll add with a spoon of nut butter. Sometimes honey, rarely jam. Today, however, was totally a jam day.

Oh, what a combination.

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♥ Steel cut and rolled oats made with milk
♥ Toasted Pepitas
♥ Homemade roasted almond butter
♥ Burnt fig jam
♥ Coffee, black.


What did you have for breakfast today?

Heidi xo

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  • thelittleloaf November 14, 2013 at 2:08 am

    Totally delicious! I’m still on cold soaked oats for some reason but it’s so frosty outside I’m going to have to hit the hot breakfasts pretty soon!

    • Heidi November 14, 2013 at 3:26 pm

      I should be getting onto cold soaked oats soon!! Though I have been known to eat hot porridge in the middle of summer x

  • Hannah November 14, 2013 at 5:23 am

    You’re my jam.

    PS Love steelcut oats. Must buy more. Also loving sorghum and want to try porridge with that soon.

    • Heidi November 14, 2013 at 3:27 pm

      sorghum! I havent ventured there…yet x