Apple Spice Steel-Cut Oats

Apple Spice Steel-Cut Oats

Simple, gluten-free and high in fibre, these steel cut oats will have you satisfied and full all morning long. Who doesn’t want to start their morning with a warm and cozy meal? Steel-cut oatmeal is the perfect solution for a healthy, convenient and instantly-satisfying breakfast.

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What are steel-cut oats?

Steel-cut oats are organic whole grain oats that have been cut into tiny pieces using a steel mill. They are the least processed when compared to rolled oats and instant oats which means they also take the longest amount of time to cook. I use Bob’s Red Mill Organic Quick Cooking Steel Cut Oats, so they’re ready to eat in 5-7 minutes!

Which oats are the healthiest?

Steel-cut oats, rolled oats and instant oats are all highly nutritious and excellent sources of fibre, protein, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. But technically, because steel-cut oats are the purest form of whole oats, they contain the most nutrition because they are the least processed. But don’t disregard the other oats, they’re ALL healthy for you!

Apple Spice Steel-Cut Oats

Warm up your morning with this hearty steel-cut oats stovetop recipe. Add spiced sautéed apples and peanut butter drizzle for added protein.
Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 18 mins
Course Breakfast
Servings 1 person


  • Saucepan
  • Frying pan


Steel-Cut Oats

  • 1/2 cup steel cut oats
  • 1 cup water

Apple Spice Topping

  • 1/2 apple thinly diced
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp butter
  • 1/4 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter


Steel-Cut Oats

  • In a saucepan over medium heat, bring water to a rolling boil
  • Add steel-cut oats
  • Reduce heat to medium-low to cook, stirring occasionally for 7 minutes
  • Remove from heat

Apple Spice Topping

  • Combine apples, nutmeg and cinnamon in a small bowl and mix until combined
  • Over medium heat, add butter to the frying pan
  • Add apples in pan and cook, stirring occasionally for 2 minutes
  • Reduce heat to low and stir until softened
  • Remove from heat and mix with maple syrup
  • Pour apple spice topping over oats and drizzle with peanut butter


If you want thicker, creamier oatmeal, cook oats longer until it reaches the desired thickness.
For the apple topping, you can use any of your favourite apples. I used Royal Gala apples in this recipe.
Keyword applespice, breakfastrecipes, fallbreakfast, homecookedmeal, peanutbutter, steelcutoats

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