Making this Steel Cut Oats recipe is simple, creamy good, easy, and quick to make. A perfect oatmeal breakfast bowl to jumpstart your day and keep you full for hours until lunchtime. So nutritious, loaded with fiber, and so delicious.
Change up your morning routine by making this steel-cut oats breakfast bowl recipe. Steel-cut oats may take a bit longer to cook compared to quick and rolled oats but they come out so creamy, filling, and are exceptionally more delicious. Well worth the extra cooking time, so if you have the time to make this in the morning make a double batch to enjoy for a few days. Among many other health benefits, they help lower bad cholesterol and stabilizes blood sugar. This Steel-cut breakfast bowl is perfect for any day of the week, topped with peanut butter, sliced bananas, roasted peanuts, and maple syrup.
Why you will love steel cut oats
- So filling: Packed with fiber, steel cut oats will keep you full all morning long. It will give you the right amount of energy to get your morning going.
- Nutritious: Steel cut oats are very nutiritious with many health benefits. Some health benefits of steel cut oats can be helping lower bad cholesterol, and rich in iron and vitamin B. They also dont have any gluten!
- Delicious: Steel cut oats are so creamy when cooked right compared to rolled oats. This is because they are less processed. They are versatile and can have endless topping options.
Ingredients you will need
Here is a list of ingredients you will need to make this steel-cut breakfast oatmeal. Full measurements are listed further down below.
- Milk: You can use any milk of choice. Using milk will make your steek cut oats extra creamy and delicious. We used almond milk
- Steel-cut Oats: Any brand of steel cut oats will work. Use your favorite. We do recommend you use steel-cut oats but if you prefer to use rolled oats thats fine. Keep in mind that you will need less liquid and less cook time.
- Bananas: Ripe bananas prefered. Use any banana you have on hand. If you prefer using any other fruit of choice like pears or apples you sure can.
- Coconut oil: You can skip this ingredient but we love the addition of coconut oil.
- Maple syrup: This is the sweetener we prefered to use for his oatmeal recipe. Other sweeteners like honey or agave can be used.
- Peanut butter: Any nut butter of choice will work as a topper for this oatmeal breakfast bowl. Try almond butter!
- Roasted peanuts: this ingredient is used to garnish. If you dont care for the ectra crunch you dont have to use peanuts. Another option though is some toasted coconuts. We will be listing some more topping options fruther down below.
How to cook this steel cut oats breakfast bowl
The method we will be talking about is how to cook your steel-cut oats on your stovetop using a saucepan. There are many other methods on how to make steel-cut oats.
How to make steel-cut oats on your stovetop:
- Boil the oats: To a saucepan over medium-low heat, add the milk and steel-cut oats. Cook for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Add the mashed bananas: Once the time is almost up, and the oatmeal is dense and creamy, peel and mash the bananas. Add the mashed bananas, coconut oil, maple syrup, peanut butter. Mix to combine.
- Serve: Finally, serve warm and top with more banana slices and extra maple syrup. Garnish with roasted peanuts.
More steel cut oats topping ideas
- Berries: For lower calories toppings go with berries like blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, and blackberries. Frozen berries taste just as great.
- Fruits: More fruit toppings can be bananas, pears, apples, mangos, or any other fruits of choice.
- Nuts and seeds: Keep it simple and just add some nuts like pecans, walnuts, almonds, peanuts, chia seeds, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, and any seeds of choice.
- Dried fruits: Consider adding some dried fruits like figs, dates, raisins, or craisons.
- Nut butters: Drizzle some nut butters over your oatmeal bowl. Peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter, or any nut butter of choice.
- Try adding some shredded toasted coconuts as an additonal topping to any of the above.
Recipe notes tips and substitute
- Use any milk of choice in place of almond milk
- You can use any sweetener of choice in place of maple syrup. Try agave or honey.
- Allow the oatmeal bowl to cool before serving.
- Make double batch and store some in the fridge to serve for breakfast throughout the week.
- Place the steel cut oats in a large sealed container and store in the fridge for up to 7 days.
- Store individual meal prep containers for single servings when ready to serve. You can enjoy it cold, or microwaved for 30-45 seconds before serving.
- When ready to reheat and serve, add a splash of milk or water if its too thick. Oats tend to absorb all its liquids and get thicker when it sits.
Frequently asked questions
Rolled oats are essentially oats steamed and then flattened to make rolled oats. On the other hand, steel cut oats are the least processed type of oats that’s left whole and then cut into smaller pieces with still cut mill. Some may argue that steel cut oats are more nutritious since they are less processed.
Oats are generally very nutritious and full of fiber. Of the 3 types of oats, steel-cut, rolled oats, and quick oats; steel cut oats are the least processed and are slightly higher in fiber than the other two. Steel-cut oats have the lowest glysemic index which makes it a better choice for blood sugar control.
Depending on how much steel cut oats you will be making, you need to cook then for at least 20-30 minutes. Do not rush them and allow them to cook at medium heat and covered. You will need 3-4 cups of liquid of choice for every 1 cup of steel cut oats. If you like them more on the thick side use 3 cups. A more creamy texture will need 4 cups.
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Steel Cut Oats Breakfast Bowl Recipe
- 4 cups almond milk
- 1 cup steel-cut oats
- 3 large overripe bananas
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 2 tbsp peanut butter
- 1/4 cup roasted peanuts chopped
- To a saucepan over medium-low heat, add the milk and steel-cut oats.
- Cook for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Once the time is almost up, and the oatmeal is dense and creamy, peel and mash the bananas.
- Add the mashed bananas, coconut oil, maple syrup, peanut butter, and mix well.
- Add the chopped peanuts and serve warm with banana slices and extra maple syrup.
- The Nutrition facts include bananas, peanut butter, and roasted peanuts.
- Top with any other toppings of choice. Swap the bananas with apples or pairs.
- Use berries for a lower calorie option.
- You can use any other nut butter in place of peanut butter.
- Store the cooked oatmeal in the fridge for up to 7 days and reheat when ready to serve.