Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Single Serve Steel Cut Oats Topped with Blueberries

5 WWPP Posted by 7 years ago 27 Comments

I’ve been on quite a journey with oatmeal. Five years ago I never touched the stuff. Ever. It just wasn’t on my radar. I don’t remember eating it much as a kid. It surly wasn’t something I made in college and you guys know who I’m married to, right? I don’t think the husband has ever had a bowl. At least not since I’ve known him.

Yet somehow I became a person who just whips up a bowl of Steel Cut Oats in the middle of the week.

How did this happen?

As it turns out, VERY slowly.

Apple Pie Oatmeal

December 18, 2007 – I post a simple Apple Pie Oatmeal idea using a packet of flavored instant oats and talk about how the toddler inspired me to try warm breakfasts.
Click here to see my Apple Pie Oatmeal Idea

Creamy Berry Oatmeal

February 16, 2008 – I posted about my desire to making my own oatmeal creations instead of being dependent on those little packets.
Click here to see my Creamy Berry Oatmeal

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

October 28, 2008 – Still using instant or quick and experimenting with flavors, this one was Pumpkin Pie.
Click here for my Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal idea

Old Fashioned Blueberry Oatmeal

February, 10, 2009 – I took the leap to Old Fashioned Oats and never looked back. People also started to recommend Steel Cuts in the comments.
Click here for my Old Fashioned Blueberry Oatmeal idea

Homemade Apple Pie Oatmeal

March 18, 2009 – I remake my original Apple Pie Oatmeal idea ditching the instant packet for Old Fashioned.
Click here for my Homamde Apple Pie Oatmeal idea.

My Overnight Steel Cut Oats Adventure

September 28, 2010 – I tried my first batch of Steel Cut Oats! Cooking them overnight and being pleasantly surprised!
Click here to read My Overnight Steel Cut Oats Adventure

Raspberry Almond Oatmeal

November 2010 – I went back to Old Fashioned–I don’t think I’ll ever ditch them completely–and made two bowls using nothing by water, extracts, a bit of honey, fruit and nuts.
Click here for my Raspberry Almond Oatmeal
Click here for my Tangerine Pecan Oatmeal

That brings me to today. This morning I made my second bowl of Steel Cuts this week. I’m loving the chewy texture and I must admit, they do stay with me longer.

Single Serve Steel Cut Oats Topped with BlueberriesCooking time is surely increased but it’s really not as bad as I thought it would be. Most of the time is hands off so I give a little stir while emptying the dishwasher or feeding the kid then viola! A warm bowl of minimally processed oats!

Here’s my system..

  • 1/4 cup (40g) Steel Cut Oats
  • 1/2 tbsp honey (10g) or more to taste
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 cup water
  • About 1/2 cup frozen wild blueberries

Put the oats, honey, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a small pot.

Single Serve Steel Cut Oats Topped with Blueberries - step 1

Add the cup of water and bring to a boil.

Single Serve Steel Cut Oats Topped with Blueberries - step 2

Continue to boil it for about 5 minutes.

Single Serve Steel Cut Oats Topped with Blueberries - step 3

Lower to a simmer and continue to cook for about 20 minutes.

Single Serve Steel Cut Oats Topped with Blueberries - step 4

After 20 minutes most of the liquid should be absorbed.

Single Serve Steel Cut Oats Topped with Blueberries - step 5

Transfer to a bowl and top with the frozen blueberries.

Single Serve Steel Cut Oats Topped with Blueberries - finsished

Enjoy! The best is when the oats start to melt the blueberries and you get this glorious color!

Single Serve Steel Cut Oats Topped with Blueberries - eating

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
1 entire recipe
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
190 3g 8g old: 3 new: 5
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
7g 1g 39g 6g

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    February 24, 2011

    Where do you find your steel cut oats? Can you get them at "regular" grocery stores?


    February 24, 2011

    You can! I shop at "regular" stores about 90% of the time. They are in the oatmeal aisle, found in canisters.

    Josie @ Skinny Way Of Life

    February 24, 2011

    I remember your 1st Apple Pie Oatmeal, I can't believe it was 2007! I've never had Steel Cut Oats I've been eating Old Fashioned Oats since I started the Core Plan with WW. I have to admit, the Old Fashioned does not hold me near as long anymore but they're quick to make. I wonder if there is a quick method of cooking Steel Cut Oats??


    February 24, 2011

    WOW you've been reading that long! lol I really don't think they take THAT long but I can see when you are in a rush they would be a pain. You can try the overnight crock pot method, make extra and keep them in single serve containers in the fridge. They heat up surprisingly well! Just add a bit of water and warm in the microwave. I think those are our only options--25 minutes on the stover top or make big batches in the slow cooker.

    Tiger G

    February 24, 2011

    Mmm! I just bought some blueberries and steel cut oats at Trader Joe's. I picked up some quick cooking (8 minute) steel cut oats there, have you ever tried them? I didn't know they existed.


    February 24, 2011

    I haven't! I'll be on an hunt this weekend!

    Tiger G

    February 24, 2011

    I bought these at the Alexandria, VA TJ, I'm going to the one in Columbia, MD tomorrow, i will let you know if they carry it there, sometimes different stores don't have the same items I'm noticing.


    February 25, 2011

    They have steel cut oats in the bulk bins at many stores, and at a much lower price than in the canisters. I bought one canister, simply to have the pretty storage, and now refill it from the bulk bins!

    Lisa Burke

    February 25, 2011

    I just started cooking steel coat oats and the EASIEST method is overnight. You do the same proportions (off the top of my head -- 1:4)and you bring it to a boil on the stove and cover and leave over night. Bam! there done in the morning. All you have to do is reheat in the pan or the microwave and they are perfect. Hope this helps!


    February 25, 2011

    Great idea Lisa! I'll try that too.. although I don't think the 20 minutes in the morning is that big of a deal but that's just me, I like being in the kitchen. ;)


    February 25, 2011

    I really have to keep frozen berries on hand, they look so good on top of the oatmeal. I've been using bananas lately, time for blueberries!


    February 25, 2011

    Roni, is it your experience that 1/4 cup steel cut oats equals about a cup cooked? Thanks! PJ


    February 25, 2011

    Wow. I'm so excited about this recipe. I've had my steel cut oats for about a month now & haven't yet made them-chicken I guess. The points seemed high, but I am totally making these tomorrow morning!! I don't have any blueberries left, but I do have strawberries in the fridge! YUM. Thanks for all you do, Roni!


    February 26, 2011

    I love making them in my slow cooker overnight. They are ready when I wake up and my whole house smells amazing. I used to put craisins in but they increase the point value too much for me. Now I'm experimenting with different fruit to put in. Sometimes I put a couple tablespoons of ground flax in to get some omega 3 fatty acids in and thicken it up a bit.


    February 26, 2011

    Hi Roni, love your recipes. I get your's thru email. A polite there any way that you could put the title of your recipe in the SUBJECT line of your email? I move recipes that I like into a FOOD folder in my outlook, and it would be nice if I could easily scan the subjects to find a recipe idea. THanks if you can do that, Thanks for the recipes if you can't!


    February 26, 2011

    p.s. I do similiar recipes with oatmeal and also with quinoa. Instead of or in addition to, try to experiment with some "exotic" spices...cardamom, mace, a bit of cloves, powdered ginger, even sweet curries or garam masala...for example..garam masala with chopped dates and pecans...sweet, mild curry with a dollop of fig jam...the combinations are endless!


    February 26, 2011

    Me too Joe! It's tasty! :) I'll see what I can do about the emails. Thanks for the suggestion.

    susiebeeonmaui from eatlittleeatbig

    February 26, 2011

    What a great post Roni-love the look back. I make overnight oatmeal with old fashioned oats (no cooking), but have never tried with steel cut, have you? It is one of my readers' favorite posts:


    February 26, 2011

    I have! once.. Loved it.


    February 27, 2011

    I see this as my breakfast tomorrow...<3!


    March 6, 2011

    I too LOVE Steel Cut Oats...did you know you can make a weeks worth in the crock pot and just heat up the portion you want. Also, if you soak them for 30 cold water and in a zip-lock bag...they will cook on the stove top in a few minutes. It's a great trick.


    March 7, 2011

    Didn't know that! (the soaking tip) Thanks!


    September 23, 2012

    I love steel cut oats and look forward to trying this recipe. Any chance of you revising your pumpkin recipe with steel cut instead of old fashioned? yum


    September 24, 2012

    I'm on it this fall. :)


    September 28, 2012

    Your wish is my command...


    February 5, 2014

    Can you make a head and re heat?


      February 5, 2014

      Yup. Steel cut oats reheat beautifully!