Creamy Steel-Cut Oatmeal

Chef Stefen Janke’s Creamy Steel-Cut Oatmeal can be made in just 10-15 minutes, then should be stored in the refrigerator overnight. It features only three ingredients (with some optional items like maple syrup, homemade nut milk, and berries). Not only is it a wholesome way to start your day, but you can actually enjoy it for up to one week because the oats get creamier when reheated! We have scaled the recipe to 2 servings, so multiply the ingredient amounts if you would like to make a bigger batch.


  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup steel-cut oatmeal
  • 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon flax seed meal (per serving)
  • Homemade Nut Milk or store-bought almond milk (optional)
  • Fresh fruit (optional)
  • PREP TIME 10
  • Serves 2


  1. Boil water.
  2. Add oatmeal.
  3. Cover pot and store overnight in refrigerator.
  4. The next morning, add flax and re-warm in microwave for 2 minutes.
  5. Add favorite fruit, maple syrup, and plant-based milk (optional).

Note: Steel–cut oats should be prepared ahead of time to last for a few days or even a whole week. Unlike oatmeal made with rolled oats (which becomes gluey), steel–cut oats get creamier and more delicious when reheated!