Quick (Microwave) and Nutritious Steel Cut Oatmeal

READY IN: 12mins
Recipe by cipherbabe

This is from McCann’s website. I love that you can use the microwave and not have to worry about scorching your pot on the stovetop. Of course, you can always use a double boiler, but that can take a while. I always enjoy steel cut oats because they are more nutritious than rolled oats and have a nice, nutty texture. Note: Cooking times may have to be adjusted for your microwave oven wattage. I have 1000 watts and had to cook 5 minutes covered and 11 minutes uncovered.

Top Review by tsamama

Utter fail. 5 minutes covered in the microwave equaled 90% of it spilling over the rim of the huge bowl I had it in. I must have a mighty-powerful microwave. You might want to try fewer minutes at first, and watch it closely!


  1. Mix oats with water in a 2-quart glass microwaveable dish. (The size of the bowl is important because it needs to be large enough to allow the oats to bubble without spilling over.).
  2. COVER and place the dish in the microwave oven on high for 5 minutes.
  3. Stir. Cook UNCOVERED for another 5 minutes.

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