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bowl of apple cinnamon steel cut oatmeal

Apple Steel Cut Oatmeal

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 3 mins
Cook Time: 35 mins
Total Time: 38 mins
This is a classic breakfast recipe made with fresh apples, cinnamon and a few simple ingredients from your pantry!
5 from 2 votes


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup steel cut oatmeal
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 1/2 cups hot water
  • 1/2 cup apple cider
  • 2 medium apples, chopped (I use Gala or Fuji)
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans for garnish


  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, heat butter until melted. Add steel cut oats and stir for 2 minutes to toast.
  • Stir in cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
  • Add hot water and apple cider and stir, bringing to a boil. Cover and turn heat down to low; cook oats for 20 minutes.
  • Remove lid and stir in chopped apples and maple syrup. Continue cooking, uncovered for 15 minutes, or until oats thicken to your desired texture.
  • Serve immediately and garnish with pecans, if desired.


  • You can make this recipe vegan by using a vegan substitute for the butter.
  • Use your favorite type of nuts for extra crunchy topping. Pecans, almonds and walnuts are great choices.
  • Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat prior to serving. 


Serving: 0g, Calories: 230kcal, Carbohydrates: 37g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 7mg, Sodium: 176mg, Potassium: 241mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 24g, Vitamin A: 135IU, Vitamin C: 4.5mg, Calcium: 44mg, Iron: 0.9mg
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
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