Stovetop Apple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oatmeal


Since it’s resolution/healthy eating time, I thought I would share a healthy breakfast that my mom recently introduced me to. I’m not a fan of oatmeal normally, but I have loved Chick-fil-A’s oatmeal, so my mom thought I would really like this since it tastes similar.  I really enjoyed it! It had a bit chewier texture than regular oatmeal and was very flavorful and not pasty at all! It’s a great way to mix up your breakfast! I tend to alternate between granola bars and cereal so this is a fun way for me to mix it up.  Also, I put the sweetener that I used but feel free to use your sweetener of choice (sugar, stevia, honey, etc).


Stovetop Apple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oatmeal
Source: my mom
Serves 4

1 cup steel cut oats
4 cups water
1 1 /2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 medium apple, peeled and finely diced
1 tbsp. butter
Sweetener of choice (I recommend approximately 1/4 cup brown sugar, more or less to taste)
Chopped Pecans (optional)

Place 4 cups water in a medium sized pot to boil.  Meanwhile, peel, core and finely dice your apple.

Once water is boiling, add the diced apple and cinnamon and stir to combine.  Add in oats and butter and stir. Reduce heat to low and simmer (you still want to see some bubbling but not a full boil), stirring occasionally, for 25 to 30 minutes, until oats thicken up and are desired texture.  Add in desired amount of preferred sweetener and stir to combine.

Divide into bowls and top with chopped pecans if desired.  Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator and reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop.

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  1. Makes me want to run down to Fresh Market/Whole Foods for steel cut oats! Yum!

  2. I love this combo for steel cut oatmeal. I bet a little bit of salted caramel might make this an ultra gooey breakfast treat! hehe
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  3. I have some steel cut oats but haven’t made anything with them, but definitely need to. Looks delicious, I’ll have to try it!
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  4. I’ve made a few of your recipes before, and because they’ve always turned out, I nominated you for a Super Sweet Blogging Award. The rules are here: I hope you choose to participate. Happy baking!

  5. i had no idea chickfila had oatmeal! steel cut oats are my new fave–i wanna try making them overnight in the crockpot soon.
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  6. I know this is a rather late comment, but I’m making this recipe at this very moment and I couldn’t help but notice that the cinnamon starts clumping as it boils in the water? Is that suppose to happen? Is there a way I can make that not happen?

  7. Thank you so much for responding! And yes, it finally did unclump as it cooked, aha. This recipe was absolutely amazing, I love your site! ^_^

  8. Simna koshy says:

    Thanks a lot for this great recipe which my whole family enjoyed! Really yummy!

  9. regular oatmeal and was very flavorful and not pasty at all! It’s a great way to mix up your breakfast!
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  10. Jonnie S Garner says:

    I love your print options and wish all recipe sites used it.

  11. Can I substitute %100 whole grain oats, and what would the ratio of water be?