Lesson Learned Today: How to cook Steel-cut oatmeal

Before starting this 21 day fix, I have had oatmeal in packets plenty of times. ALTHOUGH, I never heard of steel-cut oatmeal before. Well I am on my last week of the 21 day fix this week and decided that I want to do Autumn’s suggested 3 day diet from Tues-Thursday to help me to lose the last 5 pounds! Well I thoughts I would try the oatmeal today, and so I measured out the oatmeal and placed it in the microwave for 2 minutes just like I have done before with my packets of oatmeal.

Well..here comes my LESSON…….

You DO NOT cook Steel-Cut Oatmeal the same as oatmeal from packets. It is disgusting and just not correct at all. I am now cooking the oatmeal in my rice cooker. Now tomorrow all I need to do is add a little bit more water and reheat in the microwave tomorrow for about 45 second increments until it is the right temperature for me. Here is the very simple recipe.

Steel Cut Oats in Rice Cooker


1 part steel-cut oats
3 parts water
pinch of salt for each cup of oats


Put oats, water and salt in rice cooker. Cook up to half the maximum capacity of the rice cooker, since oats seem to bubble up a lot more than rice. Then cook just like you would with any rice you have cooked before. Then store in Tupperware in your fridge until you are ready to eat it.

and here is a tasty recipe you can try

                        Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

Making your oatmeal taste like pumpkin pie is as delicious as it is healthy! Pumpkin puree and spices add flavor without adding fat.

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal
 Total Time: 30 min.

Prep Time: 5 min.
Cooking Time: 25 min.
Yield: 2 servings

1¼ cups water
½ cup steel-cut oats (or old-fashioned rolled oats)
½ cup pumpkin puree
¼ tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1 Tbsp. chopped pecans (or walnuts)
2 tsp. pure maple syrup (or raw honey)
½ cup unsweetened almond milk
1. Cook oatmeal first in your slow cooker or bring water to boil in medium saucepan over medium heat. Add oats; cook over medium-low heat, stirring frequently, for 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from heat.

2. Add pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, and pecans; mix well.

3. Divide evenly between two serving bowls; top each with maple syrup and ¼ cup almond milk.

Tip: When using old-fashioned rolled oats, reduce cooking time to 5 to 7 minutes.


About Monica Brown 238 Articles
I am a 29 year old married teacher and baechbody coach. I love trying to find ways to eat healthy most of the time and finding fun workouts where I don't feel like it is WORK.

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