Steel Cut Oatmeal Bowl

I never used to like oatmeal, but I eventually realized that its instant oatmeal that I don’t like. I think it’s the texture -it’s too mushy – and the sweetness – most mixed seem to contain a lot of sugar.

Steel cut oatmeal, on the other hand, has a better texture for me, but it does take a while to cook. So I only make this on mornings when I have enough time. This post is for a savory bowl, bu there are lots of other topping options you can use

Steel Cut Oatmeal Bowl

Because steel cut oatmeal has a tougher texture and takes longer to cook, I like to soak the oatmeal first in liquid – I use almond milk, but you can also use regular milk or water. After about 10 or 15 minutes, the oatmeal expands, so it’ll look like more than you originally measured out.

One serving of oatmeal soaking in almond milk

After cooking the oatmeal until it’s the right texture and the liquid has evaporated, I put it in a bowl and sprinkle it with pepper and some shredded cheese, and let it cool down while I cook the eggs (1 egg per serving). I like keeping the yolk runny so that it spreads throughout the oatmeal when I break the yolk.

Each bowl gets topped with an egg and sprinkled with chopped scallions. Before digging in, I break the yolk and mix everything together.


Steel cut oatmeal with egg, cheese, and scallions


Steel Cut Oatmeal Bowl

Servings: 4


  • 1 cup steel cut oatmeal
  • 2 cups milk (or almond milk) or water
  • 4 large eggs
  • Shredded cheese
  • Pepper, to taste
  • Scallions, chopped


  1. Soak oatmeal in milk or water for 10-15 minutes
  2. Cook oatmeal on medium-low until liquid has evaporated, about 20-25 minutes
  3. Transfer oatmeal to individual bowls and sprinkle with cheese
  4. While oatmeal is cooling, cook the eggs so that the yolks are still runny
  5. Put an egg on top of the oatmeal in each bowl and sprinkle with chopped scallions
  6. Nom nom nom!
  • *This scales down pretty well if you’re making for yourself – just adjust the cooking time accordingly as well

Estimated Nutritional Information (per serving): 339 calories; 15.3g fat; 200mg cholesterol; 346mg sodium; 155.5mg potassium; 31.4g carbs; 21.7g protein


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