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Stovetop Steel Cut Oats

Steel-cut oats have a chewier, nuttier flavor than rolled oats.
Bowl of soft textured oats served with raspberries.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 20 to 25 minutes
Makes: 3 cups
Nutrition Facts: View label

Ingredients

3 cups water
1 cup steel cut oats

Directions

  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. In a saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add oats.
  3. Reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered for 15 to 20 minutes. Stir a few times while cooking.
  4. Turn off heat and let stand for 2 minutes before serving.
  5. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

Notes

  • Topping ideas: fresh, frozen or dried fruit; milk or yogurt; chopped nuts or seeds; cinnamon or other spices. Savory toppings include chopped vegetables and grated cheese.
  • For even creamier steel cut oats, stir in more water and cook a few minutes longer.
  • Cooked oats can be stored in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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