Steel Cut Oatmeal Recipe with Cobbler Topping

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This Steel Cut Oatmeal Recipe is made with bananas and is topped with a cobbler streusel. Easy and downright delicious, give it a try today!

So, today I’m posting a surprisingly delicious breakfast, Steel Cut Oatmeal. I did not have high hopes for this oatmeal when I was cooking it up, but I added some of my favorite things, worked my magic and turned it into something special. Like, ‘something I would feed company’ special. Seriously. It’s THAT good.

Steel Cut Oatmeal

What is Steel Cut Oatmeal?

Steel Cut Oatmeal…

  1. falls under the life-altering realm.
  2. is healthy {with a little butter on the side}.
  3. is really easy to make…it just takes a little time.
  4. is downright delicious.
  5. is something I’ve eaten two days in a row and am about to make it three.
  6. has brown sugar, vanilla, maple syrup, cinnamon, walnuts, and that delicious cobbler topping all going for it. {Take a moment and think about all those flavors in your mouth….amazing!}
  7. is downright delicious.
  8. is inexpensive.

But in all seriousness, Steel Cut Oatmeal is just oatmeal made with steel-cut oats. These are the least processes of oats and therefore have great texture but take longer to cook.

Steel Cut Oatmeal Recipe

Here’s everything you’ll need to make Amazing Steel Cut Oatmeal!

  • Butter – for flavor and to help toast the oats.
  • Steel Cut Oats – you can find these at your local grocery store.
  • Water – to help cook the oats.
  • Salt – to season and balance out flavors.
  • Milk – to add creaminess.
  • Vanilla Extract and Cinnamon – for flavor!
Steel Cut Oatmeal Recipe

Cobbler Topping

The thing that makes this Steel Coat Oatmeal Recipe the best is the cobbler topping! Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Butter – melted. For flavor and to help hold all the dry ingredients together.
  • Brown Sugar – to sweeten.
  • All-Purpose Flour – a light dusting to balance out the wet ingredients.
  • Cinnamon – for that warm flavor.
  • Rolled Oats – these are different than steel-cut oats and provide a different type of texture.
  • Chopped Walnuts – you can use your favorite chopped nut here or leave it out completely.
  • Toppings – I topped my bowl off with sliced bananas and maple syrup, but feel free to customize how you’d like your breakfast to be.

How to Make Steel Cut Oatmeal

  1. In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in steel-cut oats, coat in butter and toast lightly about 2 minutes. Stir in water and salt. Bring to boil and then reduce to simmer lightly for 20 minutes, covered.
  2. Stir milk into oatmeal, cover, and cook another 10-15 minutes or until oats are cooked completely. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and cinnamon. Divide between two bowls.
  3. For the cobbler topping, stir all ingredients together until combined and divide into two equal portions. Top each bowl with a prepared topping, bananas, and maple syrup. Serve warm.

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If you make this, you will not be sorry! I promise! 🙂

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5 from 4 votes

Steel Cut Oatmeal Recipe with Cobbler Topping

This Steel Cut Oatmeal Recipe is made with bananas and is topped with a cobbler streusel. Easy and downright delicious, give it a try today!
servings 2 servings
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 40 mins

Ingredients

for the oatmeal-

  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1/2 cup steel cut oats
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon

for the cobbler topping-

  • 1 tablespoon butter melted
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
  • 1 banana sliced
  • maple syrup optional

Instructions

  • In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in steel-cut oats, coat in butter and toast lightly about 2 minutes. Stir in water and salt. Bring to boil and then reduce to simmer lightly for 20 minutes, covered.
  • Stir milk into oatmeal, cover, and cook another 10-15 minutes or until oats are cooked completely. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and cinnamon. Divide between two bowls.
  • For the cobbler topping, stir all ingredients together until combined and divide into two equal portions. Top each bowl with prepared topping, bananas and maple syrup. Serve warm.

Nutrition

Calories: 475kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 108mg | Potassium: 357mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 375IU | Vitamin C: 5.1mg | Calcium: 114mg | Iron: 2.7mg
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: steel cut oatmeal, steel cut oatmeal recipe, what is steel cut oatmeal
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20 Responses
  1. Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum

    I am a complete sucker for fancy oats. I’ve been thinking of trying to make a cobbler-like oatmeal, but you’ve done it for me! 🙂 Thanks!!

  2. Marjory

    Lauren, I just finally tried steel cut oats. They are so easy to make in a crock pot as well. You do it as a water bath and let it cook all night and in the morning yum. Fresh blueberries and a little cream and sugar and you have yourself the best breakfast ever. I am going to try yours as well. Thanks.

    1. Lauren

      Aren’t they delicious! I’ve always been skeptical of them for some reason and I tried them once and now I’m hooked! I’ll have to try them in a crock pot! That’s even easier!

  3. Rachel @ The Avid Appetite

    Seriously everything about this sounds amazing! I cannot wait to try this – talk about upping the ante on basic oatmeal!

  4. sheila @ Elements

    I would love this! It’s definitely one yummy bowl of goodness! 🙂 I’m not surprised your sister-in-law and her family ate it all up! 🙂

  5. Lisa {Smart Food and Fit}

    Hi Lauren, we are huge oatmeal fans! My kids ask for it all the time for breakfast. I’ll make steel cut oats in the winter months and old fashioned oats in the summer time. We sure love adding fresh fruit and nut toppings. I bet this smelled awesome!

  6. Lacey Wilcox

    Oh my…I’m addicted to oatmeal, and it’s possible I could love you forever for this one! It’s so deceiving: it looks like it would be super rich, but the ingredients are actually pretty good!! I can’t wait to try it!!

  7. Annie

    5 stars
    I loved this. I used regular oats as I didn’t have steel cut and omitted the walnuts (ditto). The topping was outstanding esp. w/ the bananas. I did add a pinch of salt.

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  9. Stacy Myers

    5 stars
    This is one of the best oatmeal recipes of all time. It’s a family favorite here. Sometimes I consider just making the cobbler topping and eating that – oh wait, did I say that out loud?

    1. Jenny

      Stacy. how would this recipe change if one used organic rolled outs instead of steel cut oats? Just the cooking time? I MISS YOUR BLOG 😉

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