Steel cut oatmeal is made from whole oat groats that have been cut into neat little pieces on a steel buhr mill. We use high-protein, whole grain oats that have been lightly toasted. Also known as Irish oats or pinhead oats, steel cut oats have a firmer “bite” than traditional rolled oats, and can also be used in savory dishes like risotto.
Steel cut oats may be trendy now, but they’ve always been a customer favorite at the mill. Stir up a bowl and you’ll see why: they’re easy to make, can be flavored any way you like, and they have a distinctive texture that wins over even non-oatmeal eaters (can you believe they even exist?).
Oats are also incredibly nutritious—they’re a good source of fiber and protein and low in saturated fat. Steel cut oats make an especially filling breakfast and a great start to your day. Just don’t forget to set aside 10-20 minutes to cook it!
While it takes a little time, cooking steel cut oats couldn’t be easier. In fact, our award-winning steel cut oats recipe is right on the package: just oats, water and salt. However, we don’t mind if you want to add a little brown sugar, non-dairy milk or coconut oil for a little variety. Steel cut oats can also be used to make overnight oats, risotto, pilaf, dumplings, arancini and more!