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I had my first bite of Classic Steel Cut Oats about 2 months ago at my sister’s home, and then there was no going back to old-fashioned oats.Classic Steel Cut Oats

Since then, I’ve been nagging my sister, Deepa, to give me her recipe, and she finally took the time out to measure everything and sent me the recipe.Classic Banana Walnut Steel Cut Oats (16)

Seriously, what is it about steel cut oats? Is it the nutty flavor, the chewy texture, the creaminess, or all of the above that contributes to that perfect bowl of steel cut oatmeal?Classic Banana Walnut Steel Cut Oats (18)

Normally, I love preparing my oatmeal with almond milk, but ever since my sister introduced me to steel cut oats made with low-fat milk, I’ve been hooked onto dairy milk. Yes, steel cut oats do take longer to cook than old-fashioned oats, but they taste better and are better for you.
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Having said that, if you do wanna speed things up, I usually make a large batch of steel cut oats early in the week. Before I head out to work, I combine the desired amount of cooked oats and milk in a pot and heat it up for a fresh bowl of oatmeal.Classic Banana Walnut Steel Cut Oats (38)

I love my Classic Steel Cut Oats topped with a little brown sugar, jussssssssssst a little, it makes all the difference. And then I finish my oats off with banana and walnuts, or you may use whatever toppings you like. Enjoy!Classic Banana Walnut Steel Cut Oats (42)

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Classic Banana Walnut Steel Cut Oats

By: Nisha
A healthy and classic bowl of comforting steel-cut oats made with milk.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 3 servings


pressure cook oats

  • 3/4 cups steel-cut oats
  • 1 1/8 cups water

cook oats, add toppings

  • 2 cups low-fat milk
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp walnuts, chopped

for garnish

  • few walnuts, chopped
  • 1 banana, sliced
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  • In a pressure cooker,, combine oats and water.
  • Cover, seal, and cook on low-medium heat until the first whistle goes off (should be about 15 minutes). Turn off the stove once done.
  • Once the pressure from the cooker releases, carefully uncover the pressure cooker. Your oats should be perfectly cooked.
  • Add milk.
  • Turn on the stove to low-medium heat, place the lid over the pressure cooker (do not shut), and allow the oats and milk to cook for about 7-8 minutes or so.
  • This is what you should have.
  • Add the brown sugar and walnuts and allow the oats and milk to cook for a few minutes until hot.
  • Turn off the stove, this is what you should have. Allow the oats to sit for a couple minutes.
  • Pour the oatmeal into a serving bowl. Garnish with some more brown sugar. Top with banana and walnuts. Serve hot with a cup of coffee.


* To prepare oats in a regular pot, I prefer to use the 1:3 ratio (oats:water). So for 3/4 cup of oats, I use 2 1/4 cups of water. Once the oats are cooked, you can add milk, nuts, and brown sugar, and cook them for another 7-8 minutes.
** To save time, you can prepare a batch of steel cut oats earlier in the week. When I'm ready for my next bowl of oatmeal, I add the cooked oats and milk to a pot and heat it up. Top the oatmeal with brown sugar, fruit and nuts. You'll have a fresh bowl of oatmeal every time.


Calories: 331kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 69mg | Potassium: 431mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 335IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 236mg | Iron: 2mg

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast & Brunch
Cuisine: American
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Hi, I'm Nisha!

I'm a foodie who is passionate about healthy-ish living and mindful eating. You'll find a bit of everything here. I use mostly organic real ingredients and incorporate seasonal produce in my cooking. I believe food is medicine. Join me on this soul-searching journey as I share my love for good food, and I hope I inspire you to eat better somewhere along the way.

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