How Do You Eat Your Steel Cut Oats?

Published on September 18, 2011

How do you like your steel cut oats from the Butte Creek Mill? With Maple Sugar? With fruit? Milk? Butter? Share your best recipes for Steel Cut Oats below in comments.


  1. Sean Kelly on 2011 at 5:33 am

    As oat risotto!

    2T butter
    1T olive oil
    1 onion diced
    1T kosher salt
    1C Butte Creek Mill steel cut oats
    5C low sodium chicken stock
    1C frozen petite peas
    1T Italian parsley
    1T chopped chives
    1/2C pecorino Romano, shredded
    1/2C parmagianno regianno, shredded

    Melt 1T butter and oil in sauté pan over medium heat. Add salt. Soften onion until translucent. Add oats and toast. Slowly add chicken stock 1C at a time and stir thoroughly, repeating every 5 minutes or so until the stock is absorbed and you achieve a creamy consistency.

    Add all remaining ingredients and, off heat, remaining 1T butter.

    • Butte Creek Mill on 2011 at 9:52 pm

      Yummy! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Hilary on 2011 at 12:57 pm

    Porridge for one:

    1/4 cup steel cut oats
    1 cup 2% milk + more, depending on consistency preference
    1 tsp Almond Butter
    1 tbspn Honey
    1 tsp of flax seeds
    1 tbspn pepitas
    1/2 tsp cinnamon
    handful of raisins or dried apple
    fresh fruit for topping (I like bananas, apples, or pears)

    Combine milk, almond butter, cinnamon and honey in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer. Add the oats and dried fruit of choice. Allow to simmer gently for about five minutes, while stirring occasionally to prevent porridge from sticking to bottom of pan. Add pepitas and flax seeds, stir, and cook for two minutes if you like a thinner porridge. If you like your porridge thick, cook for another 4 minutes. If the porridge gets too thick, add a bit more milk. Top with fresh fruit and enjoy!

    Serve hot.

    • Butte Creek Mill on 2011 at 10:24 am

      That also sounds good! We’re gong to have to give that a try, thanks for sharing

  3. Eryn on 2011 at 3:10 am

    Here’s my favorite way!

    In fact, my kids have been asking me to make it again, will have to pick up some dried fruit. 🙂

  4. Linda Emory on 2012 at 11:05 am

    love my oats with chopped dates, walnuts and a little cinnamon ~ then for additional health benefits I add cayenne pepper about a 1/8 tsp ~ have this about 5 days a week ~ love it

  5. Linda Emory on 2012 at 11:07 am

    Have my oats with chopped dates, walnuts and a little cinnamon ~ then for additional health benefits I add aproximately 1/8 tsp cayenne ~ love it have this 5 days a week