Steel Cut Oats Ala Alton Brown

Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 35 mins

a twist on the alton brown steel cut oats.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. melt butter in pan and add 1 cup steel cut oats of your choice.
  2. toast for 2 minute.
  3. add the 3 cups boiling water. turn to simmer and stir to combine for 25 minute.
  4. add the 1 cup of 2% milk and let cook for 10 minute.
  5. remove from heat separate into 1/4 for a full serving and heat in microwave with a splash of milk brown sugar cinnamon some nuts or what ever you like.


Most Helpful

Love to make oatmeal like this, though I use real butter and whole milk! If you like some chew to your oatmeal then definitely give this method a try. I make a big batch and then just reheat with a little extra milk whenever I want a serving for the week. My favorite is just some brown sugar, but I'll eat them with all sorts of fruits too, frozen blueberries are a favorite!

kandc88 March 21, 2010

Wow! I had never made steel cut oats before! I used real butter and almond milk. Mine were still a bit runny after the 35 minutes, but the next morning after sitting in the refrigerator over night they were great! I topped with cinnamon, agave and almond butter! What a great breakfast! And I get to eat them for days!

Marguerite214 September 13, 2009

Yummy! I was pleasantly surprised at how good this tasted. I added ~1/2 tsp. cinnamon, 2 heaping tablespoons brown sugar, and a dash of sea salt when I added the 1 C. milk (Vanilla Rice milk). I then cooked for ~15 minutes.

Domestic Engineer January 01, 2009

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