Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins

Irish Steel Cut oatmeal is what I use in this recipe not the quick cooking You can use what oatmeal you enjoy just adjust the water to oatmeal ratio. This is super healthy, very low fat, no sodium, and cholesterol free. Important not to overcook so you get that nice nutty flavour with a slightly chewy texture. In the U.S.A., new dietary guidelines recommend that consumers eat at least half their grains as whole grains – for adults this means three or more servings of 16g of whole grains (48g in total) per day. Helping to reduce the risk of heart disease and may prevent certain cancers.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pour into the boiling water stir the oat meal and cinnamon till it begins to thicken.
  2. Lower to simmer for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and enjoy!
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What a great treat for kids and adults alike! Great to look at and very yummy, too. Plus super healthy. What else could you want?! I scaled this down to two servings and used none of the optionals. Added more cinnamon than asked for and voila had my great breakkie ready, which kept me going til lunch time! :) THANKS SO MUCH for sharing this lovely recipe here with us, ~Rita~! Made and reviewed for Veggie Swap #18, January 2010. P.S.: The little ghost is home-made. ;)

Lalaloula January 07, 2010

This is a great way to start the day. I used my standard Old Fashioned Rolled Oats (still whole grain), considerably more cinnamon than ask for and Splenda Brown Sugar blend. Thanks Rita for a yummy Oct breakfast.

Annacia October 03, 2008

This was my first time with steeloats. I have them on my shelf for baking purposes, but never to eat as oatmeal. I only have ever eaten the regular type. It has a different type texture than the usual and of course a longer cooking time. I did mine in the micro as I was starving after a weight training session. I also used a combination of flax, cinnamon, and brownsugar blend that I keep on hand made up for all my oatmeal brekky's. I'll make this again with the bananas as I'm sure it will be equally as filling and yummy!!! Thanks Rita. Made for April Spice of the Month 08. (that being cinnamon):-) My favorite spice.

CoffeeB April 04, 2008