Steel Cut oats are a delicious way to eat the seeds from oat plants!  Steel cut oats are simply the whole oat seed chopped up into little pieces.  They are the most nutritious way to eat the seeds since there are minimal changes to the content of the seeds.  When cooked they are nutty and chewy.   And kids love them!


  • 1 cup of steel cut oats
  • 2 cups of water or a little more
  • Toppings kids love: A little butter, cinnamon, a little maple syrup, raisins (golden and/or black), banana pieces, a little yogurt or milk.


  1. Bring the oats to a boil.  Reduce heat, cover and simmer, stirring frequently and adding additional water as needed.
  2. Cook until soft and chewy, about 20-30 minutes.  If the oats are pre-soaked (this is especially easy to do the night before) they will cook in a shorter period of time.
  3. Add toppings and enjoy!